QWoCFilm Festival 2011


For most up-to-date schedules, artist’s bios and information, please visit: http://www.qwocmap.org/festival.html

Friday, June 10, 7:30pm
Opening Night

From smoldering glances on the train, to sizzling mixes in a stranger’s kitchen, to hot house party hookups, this spicy blend of films will engage all of your senses and leave you craving more.  Explicit Content.

La Petite Salon  (Caroline Le, 2010)
Cooking Curiosities  (Lourdes Rivas, 2011)
Recipe for Love  (Chauncey Wales, 2011)
Cantaloupe  (Meja Tyehimba, 2009)
Ready  (Michele Randleston, 2011)
The Sun Stains  (Marlene Legaspi, 2011)
Back to Life  (Desi del Valle, 2009)
The Bus Pass  (Narissa Lee, 2010)
Running Time: 90 minutes

Friday, June 10, 10:00pm
Opening Night Party
DJ Olga T & DJ Wepa
Location TBA

Saturday, June 11, 1:00pm
Panel Discussion


Join us for our Festival Focus Panel Discussion with deep thinkers, take-charge doers and long-time troublemakers.  A roundtable discussion with queer women of color activists who have taught us what it means to stand at the intersections of gender,  sexuality, race/ethnicity, nationality and culture.  This panel illustrates the paths that  have led to our current crossroads and illuminates our way forward through  social justice feminism.

Saturday, June 11, 3:30pm
Centerpiece Screening


From simmering memories that threaten to explode, to the adjoining paths of sexual identity and nationality, to incensed confrontations against street harassment, these films draw on  the fire of our communities to forge our collective survival.

Moving Boxes  (Danielle Brown, 2011)
My Way  (Vinh Vu, 2011)
Flight  (Jamilah King, 2011)
Shoe to Drop  (Teresa Hagiya, 2010)
Angel  (Jazmin Jamias, 2010)
Self-Inflicted Freedom  (Elisa Square-LeVias, 2011)
Bound  (Bianca Williams, 2010)
Dancing Backwards  (Camille Bates, 2010)
Toothbrush  (Tonilyn A. Sideco, 2011)
Hollering Back  (Ines Ixierda, 2011)
Running Time: 94 minutes

Saturday, June 11, 7:30pm
Featured Screening


From the sultry lacing of Femme identity and voluptuous proportions, to the scorching juncture where jazz talent converges with gender expectations, to the fiery combination of joy and healing for transmen of color, these films reflect the blistering fusion of glitter, passion and resilience that our communities of color have always embodied.

Help Wanted  (Truc Than Nguyen, 2011)
The Key of D  (Meja Tyehimba, 2011)
Ain’t I a Woman  (Kebo Drew, 2011)
With Conviction  (Dulce Annel Garcia, 2011)
That’s So Gay!  (Kali Boyce, 2010)
Learning and Unlearning Invisibility  (Sarah Hark Sun Hamburger, 2011)
36A  (Alejandro Gabriel Cruz Gonzalez, 2011)
Like This  (Alexander Lee, 2011)
Total Running Time: 100 minutes

Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm
Centerpiece Screening


From the blazing links between drumming and spirituality, to the searing mix of culture and tradition, to the fierce bonds of chosen family, these films reveal that our devotion sparks our strength.

Grace and Fierceness  (Zemaya Martinez, 2011)
POCAT  (Patricia Nuno-Sanchez, 2011)
Avotcja  (Ava Square-LeVias, 2011)
You’re Too American: A Gypsy Tale  (Selena LeCroix, 2011)
Making it Home  (Dai Ming An, 2011)
Queer Spawning  (Celestina Pearl, 2011)
The Gift of Family  (QWOCMAP Productions/ZUNA Institute/NIA Collective, 2011)
Total Running Time: 95 minutes

Sunday, June 12, 6:00pm
Closing Night


From feverish dreams and torrid longing, to a conflagration of intertwined couplings, to a firestorm of love and immigration, these films will kindle tender and tenacious  connections.  Explicit Content.

Figure Drawing  (Shiu-chin Linda Hsu, 2011)
Undeliverables  (Yvonne Tran, 2011)
Counterrevolutionary  (Vanessa Lewis, 2011)
Above Deliverance  (Teresa Moore, 2011)
Out on Love  (Alice Choe, 2011)
3 Girls & 9 Lives  (Kiz Dodds, 2011)
Legally Challenged  (Priti Narayanan, 2011)
Total Running Time: 93 minutes

Sunday, June 13, 8:00pm
Closing Night Party

DJ Black & DJ Ryan
Location TBA