International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (2015-ongoing)

About: Stichting art.1 initiated the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (IQMF) in Amsterdam in 2015 and the 8th edition is scheduled for July 2023. IQMF is a film festival with internationally acclaimed films with a strong focus on films on the intersections of sexual diversity in relation to migrants and migrant communities. The festival grew into a multi-disciplinary platform with film, debate, theatre, literature, and art exhibitions. From 2015 until now we curated film programs at film festivals in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Athens, Tunis, and Istanbul. IQMF saw offspring festivals in the Western Balkans, Azerbaijan, and other parts of the world and it is a frequent guest of acclaimed film festivals such as Berlinale. Founder Chris Belloni took part in juries at film festivals such as Teddy Award Berlinale (2020), PriFest (2021), Humans of Film Festival (2022). 


Our role: Stichting art.1 founded IQMF in 2015 and its team is responsible for the curation of the film program and the organization of IQMF Academy, the workshop course for young and emerging queer & migrant filmmakers.


Partners: LAB111, Supernova Cinema, Transcreen, Roze Filmdagen, Cinemasia., Rialto, Melkweg Cinema, De School, Waterkant, Volkshotel, Cinecenter



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