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1st Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWoCMAP)

June 6th and 7th, 7:00pm
The Center, Rainbow Room
For more info:
MADBULLFILMS@sbcglobal.net

The 1st Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival presents two different screenings of provocative new films by queer women of color media artists. These films reverberate with the perspectives of queer women of color in our rhapsodies about love and desire, the refrains of family and ancestral history, and the anthems of self-realization against the beats of mixed-identity. From the sizzling duet of a butch and femme by a taco truck, to a Latina’s ballad for her grandfather, to the scandalous groove of the comings and goings of a Catholic family, these films explore a swinging chorus of community. Featuring works by QWOCMAP workshop participants, the festival includes an entire program of queer Latina shorts on June 6th. Join us as we celebrate the power of art created in our own image.

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QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT
presents the
1st annual QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL

“Espejo: A Closer Look – Queer Latina Shorts”

Followed by Panel – Reflections of Queer Latinas in the Media

Date: Monday, June 6, 2005
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rainbow Room
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, SF

Admission is FREE
Refreshments will be served

FILMS INCLUDE:
a place to begin (Mónica Enríquez, 2005) , Kimonos & Tamales (Kristina Cervantes-Yoshida, 2004), Negra Linda (María Cora, 2004), Dear Viejo (Ana Lazo, 2004), Espejo (Kimberly Alvarenga, 2004), At home with Desalojos Realtors (Yaromil Fong-Olivares, 2004), ¿Tienes Hambre? (Marco Mercedes Rivera-Weiss, 2004), Global Mixing (Alisha Klatt, 2005), Look Away (Alejandra Rosabal, 2004)

PANEL: “Reflections of Queer Latinas in the Media”

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
the filmmakers whose works are screened this evening, Karla Rosales, community organizer, Clarissa Rojas, college professor (to be confirmed), Darshan E Campos, moderator, Latino Forum representative

The 1st annual Queer Women of Color FILM FESTIVAL showcases the art, culture, and resistance of queer women of color and our communities. Featuring sizzling and sassy new films that explore love, desire, family and community. Join us as we celebrate the power of art created in our own image!

Also catch “NAKED TRUTHS – QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR SHORTS” on June 7, same time & place.

Event is co-presented by National Queer Arts Festival Event is co-sponsored by Latino Forum

Programs curated by Madeleine Lim

All works created through the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) digital-video workshops, conducted by award-winning filmmaker & Artistic Director Madeleine Lim. QWOCMAP promotes the creation and exhibition of films and videos that reflect the experiences, stories and lives of queer women of color, and that address the social and political issues pertinent to our communities.

Madeleine Lim, founder and Artistic Director of QWOCMAP is an award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years of film and video experience. Her films have been featured at international film festival circuits, universities, museums and broadcast on PBS. She received the Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network and the Award of Excellence from the San Jose Film & Video Commission.  Madeleine was awarded California Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence from 2000-2003.
Her video training program was awarded the 2003 Best Video Program by SF Community Media.
She was awarded a Certificate of Honor by the SF Board of Supervisors in 2004.

QWOCMAP is funded by:
Astraea Foundation
Horizons Foundation
Global Fund for Women
San Francisco Arts Commission
The Women’s Foundation of California

QWOCMAP is supported by:
Queer Cultural Center
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center

Contact: madbullfilms@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 415-752-0868
Info: www.queerculturalcenter.org

FILM DESCRIPTIONS & FILMMAKER BIOGRAPHY

a place to begin (Mónica Enríquez, 2005) An experimental documentary that explores the filmmaker’s personal artistic process. Mónica Enríquez is an award-winning queer latina filmmaker who uses art as a tool for building communities of resistance and social change.

Kimonos & Tamales (Kristina Cervantes-Yoshida, 2004) This short film follows the filmmaker’s path towards claiming both her Mexican and Japanese identities through music. Kristina Cervantes-Yoshida is a environmental educator by day and first-time filmmaker by night.

Negra Linda (María Cora, 2004)
The newest girl child in the family is blessed by the spirits of her African ancestors, against the backdrop of the ancient ocean. María Cora is a Black Puerto Rican filmmaker, vocalist, community activist and Bay Area resident for the last 24 years.

Dear Viejo (Ana Lazo, 2004)
A nostalgic recollection of a grandfather seen through the eyes of a young Latina lesbian growing up in El Salvador. Ana Lazo is a Landscape Designer, Activist, and Artist.

Espejo (Kimberly Alvarenga, 2004)
A teenage girl discovers a part of herself when she accidentally stumbles into a lesbian bar. Kimberly Alvarenga is a local S.F. Latina and works as a social justice advocate on behalf of women of color and other underrepresented populations.

At home with Desalojos Realtors (Yaromil Fong-Olivares, 2004) A mock infomercial about the gentrification of the Mission District in San Francisco. Yaromil Fong- Olivares is a Dominican immigrant of Chinese decent and hopes to shed light on the dangers posed by gentrification.

¿Tienes Hambre? (Marco Mercedes Rivera-Weiss, 2004) We follow a hungry Latin butch to the taco trucks of East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood where she has a romantic encounter. Marco Mercedes Rivera- Weiss is a queer Peruvian Jew made in Miami, and lives in Fruitvale with Beloved Hadas and Dogman.

Global Mixing (Alisha Klatt, 2005)
A quirky and humorous take on biracial identity through the dramatization of a comic strip. Alisha Klatt is a film buff and social activist who enjoys the challenge of creating entertaining and socially relevant films.

Look Away (Alejandra Rosabal, 2004)
This scintillating film delves into the seemingly perfect home of a conventional catholic Latin family and the secret double lives of its members. Alejandra Rosabal started her filmmaking career at the Taller Nacional de Teatro and Universidad Nacional de CR in her native Costa Rica.

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QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT
presents the
1st annual QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL

Title: Naked Truths – Queer Women of Color Shorts

Followed by: Q/A Panel with Filmmakers

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rainbow Room
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, SF

Admission is FREE

Refreshments will be served

FILMS INCLUDE:
Balikbayan Confessions (Tina Bartolome, 2005), a place to begin (Mónica Enríquez, 2005), Dreams of Mushroom Cloud (Khanh Ngo, 2005), A Tiger’s Tale (Stephanie Yang, 2005), Without Fail (Kristin Wygal, 2005), Between the Lines (Laurie Koh, 2005), Porn: A Dyke-umentary (Winn Gilmore, 2005)

The 1st annual Queer Women of Color FILM FESTIVAL showcases the art, culture, and resistance of queer women of color and our communities. Featuring sizzling and sassy new films that explore love, desire, family and community. Join us as we celebrate the power of art created in our own image!

Also catch “ESPEJO: A CLOSER LOOK – QUEER LATINA SHORTS” on June 6, same time & place.

Event is co-presented by National Queer Arts Festival and is co-sponsored by LYRIC

Programs curated by Madeleine Lim

All works created through the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) digital-video workshops, conducted by award-winning filmmaker & Artistic Director Madeleine Lim. QWOCMAP promotes the creation and exhibition of films and videos that reflect the experiences, stories and lives of queer women of color, and that address the social and political issues pertinent to our communities.

Madeleine Lim, founder and Artistic Director of QWOCMAP is an award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years of film and video experience. Her films have been featured at international film festival circuits, universities, museums and broadcast on PBS. She received the Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network and the Award of Excellence from the San Jose Film & Video Commission.  Madeleine was awarded California Arts Council’s Artist-in-Residence from 2000-2003.
Her video training program was awarded the 2003 Best Video Program by SF Community Media.
She was awarded a Certificate of Honor by the SF Board of Supervisors in 2004.

QWOCMAP is funded by:
Astraea Foundation
Horizons Foundation
Global Fund for Women
San Francisco Arts Commission
The Women’s Foundation of California

QWOCMAP is supported by:
Queer Cultural Center
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center

Contact: madbullfilms@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 415-752-0868
Info: www.queerculturalcenter.org

FILM DESCRIPTIONS

Balikbayan Confessions (Tina Bartolome, 2005) This film bears witness to the courage of five queer Filipinas artists as they make a collective pilgrimage to the Philippines. Tina Bartolome is an emerging writer and filmmaker, and works as an educator and cultural worker in the Bay Area youth movement.

a place to begin (Mónica Enríquez, 2005) An experimental documentary that explores the filmmaker’s personal artistic process. Mónica Enríquez is an award-winning queer latina filmmaker who uses art as a tool for building communities of resistance and social change.

Dreams of Mushroom Cloud (Khanh Ngo, 2005) This short takes on the issue of weapons of mass destruction and its impact on our humanity. Khanh Ngo resides in San Francisco and is an aspiring multi-media artist.

A Tiger’s Tale (Stephanie Yang, 2005)
Faced with the loss of her grandfather, a young woman discovers her own voice in remembering a story he once shared. Stephanie Yang is a mixed race taiwanese/ european american artist who explores the power of storytelling for social justice, and hopes to challenge assumptions through her writing and her films.

Without Fail (Kristin Wygal, 2005)
A story of survival, this short piece dives into a relationship that falters as both try to cope with one person’s bipolar disorder. Kristin Wygal is a multiracial filmmaker living in Oakland, and is currently working on a feature narrative screenplay that she hopes to direct.

Between the Lines (Laurie Koh, 2005)
A sweet romance grows between freelance writer and an editor. Laurie Koh is a freelance writer and is an editorial assistant at Girlfriends Magazine.

Porn: A Dyke-umentary (Winn Gilmore, 2005) What do dykes want… in porn? Interviews combined with an erotic fantasy addresses the interviewees’ unfulfilled needs. Winn Gilmore is a writer, entrepreneur, technie, and now, a moviemaker.