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Free Film & Freedom Academy Filmmaking Workshop for LBTQ Youth of Color


November 8-11, QWOCMAP is conducting a free Film & Freedom Academy filmmaking workshop for LBTQ youth of color, ages 18-24. If you are an LBTQ youth of color, please register here by 5pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

If you know any LBTQ youth of color, please share the workshop information with them! The workshop will be held at our new home in the San Francisco Presidio. The workshop focus is SafeSpace/NoPlace: LBTQ people of color. This is an opportunity to explore how political discourse, spatial displacement, and other discrimination affect our safety, and that of the larger society. You’ll be creating your film to be screened on walls and buildings on San Francisco streets that are important to LBTQ people of color and the history of our multiple communities, from Mission to Fillmore to Chinatown. This workshop is offered to African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, and mixed-race/multi-racial lesbians, bisexual women, same gender loving, Two Spirit, queer, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and transgender youth of color (ages 18-24).

Workshop Description In 4 days, you will learn to create, write, direct, and edit a 5-minute film. This FREE intensive workshop demystifies filmmaking through hands-on exercises and interactive technical lectures in a highly creative, collaborative, and supportive environment. You may create your own film or work in pairs, and each film will have a QWOCMAP Filmmaker as a Mentor for support and coaching for the duration of the workshop. The entire process makes filmmaking completely doable and FUN!

Workshop Schedule You must be able to attend ALL 4 sessions if you are accepted into this workshop. 
 Session 1: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3pm to 7pm Session 2: Saturday, November 9, 2019- 10am to 7pm Session 3: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 10am to 7pm Session 4: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12pm to 8pm Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 12pm to 8pm During this session, you will edit and complete your film. Please be prepared to work until 10pm if necessary, the more time you can dedicate to editing, the more successful you will be. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 We highly recommend having some time to rest the day after the workshop. If you can, submit a request for time off ASAP so that you will have that day if needed.

Please Note When you complete your registration, please let us know your access needs, including food allergies, so that we can better accommodate you. The workshop space is wheelchair accessible and accessible by public transportation. QWOCMAP will run an air filter in the workshop space and provide fragrance free hand soap. However, the entire building is not scent free or nut free.

Next Steps Don’t forget to register now: http://bit.ly/QWOCMAPyouth2019 If you have any questions, please email training@qwocmap.org and we’ll be happy to provide you with answers. With love, The QWOCMAP Team 415-752-0868 training@qwocmap.org

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