International Queer & Migrant Film Festival provides young, queer & migrant filmmakers with a voice and platform for showcasing their film productions and expanding their network. We teamed up with IQMF and made a selection of movies from this years’ festival for which our members get free entrance.
22.15, 5 December at De Baile, Amsterdam
dir. Evangelia Kranioti / 80 min / France, Greece / 2018
A poetic essay about the quest for the self in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In this documentary-fiction hybrid, we follow the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961- 2017). All set in the context of Brazil’s carnaval and political struggle, the film explores and provokes to look for the answers on questions about gender and transformations of the body. Prior to the film Obscuro Barroco there will be a screening of a short film, Maravilhosa (dir. Thiemi Higashi Photography, 2018, 20′)
18.00, 6 December at De Balie, Amsterdam
dir. Thais Guisasola / 79 min / Brazil / 2017
The Whisper of the Jaguar: queer-punk road-movie. Attempting to find her missing queer activist sister Sebastian, Ana crosses through the Brazilian Amazon on a spiritually and sexually liberating quest. She encounters traditional shaman medicine: ayahuasca, kambo and joins a lesbian orgy amid inescapable stories of colonialism, modernization and the current political situation of Brazil and Latin America. Prior to the screening of The Whisper of the Jaguar there will be the world premiere screening of Nish Gera‘s Look Baba, I’m Happy (dir. Nish Gera, 2018, 26’)
20.00, 7 December at De Balie, Amsterdam
dir. Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring & Christina Tsiobanelis / 95 min / Sweden / 2017
Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam is a “power pussy” seeking to smash patriarchy with her anti-racist, feminist raps. Her raw lyrics are autobiographical and strongly focused around sexual identity, politics and her own immigrant background—her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. The film shows a unique look at the raucous early years of her career while also sharing an intimate love story.
Dutch feminist organisation De Bovengrondse will give an introduction before the screening
20.15, 8 December at De School, Amsterdam
dir. Kôichi Imaizumi / Germany / 123 min / 2018
Ryota travels to Berlin hoping for a long-term relationship with a German man he met online. However, the German has other plans and does not even let him stay the night. Ryota starts drifting across Berlin, looking for love.
Q&A afterwards with director Imaizumi Kôichi and actors Michael Selvaggio and Iwasa Hiroki.
15.00, 9 December at De Balie, Amsterdam
QMF 2018 Amsterdam will conclude with a very special programme on the Sunday afternoon. Six courageous people who fled their homelands and left their family in search for freedom, acceptance and love will present their stories in a mix of live storytelling and recorded audio.
The screenings are free for a selected number of members. To secure a spot please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the movie’s title in the subject line, plus your full name. Not a member yet? Join here