Free Virtual Film Festival
QWOCMAP will present the first-time-ever online livestream of our entire 16th annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14. Moving completely online allows us to include as many people as possible, such as those who can’t attend in person or are located internationally.
Additionally, our Queer Women of Color Film Festival is always absolutely FREE of charge.
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Our 2020 Virtual Film Festival will be entirely open captioned. All our films have English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and ASL Interpretation and CART/live open captions will be provided for the live, interactive filmmaker Q&As.
Safety & Care
We realize that there have been safety issues with webinars and video conferences, in terms of hate speech and harassment. We are taking the following steps to ensure that our Film Festival is a safe and welcoming space that engenders a sense of belonging.
Mandatory Ticket Registration
Only individuals who register for a free ticket will be able to view the online livestreamed screenings.
The chat and Q&A will be moderated. Anyone who engages in harassment or hate speech will be blocked, and their comments deleted.
There are Content Warnings listed for each film.
Anyone who experiences intense emotional reactions (triggering, distress, anxiety, panic) during the Film Festival can call SFWAR’s free, confidential hotline for support, at 415-647-7273. The hotline’s answering service operator will connect you with the counselor-on-call.
If you need support in a language other than English, just tell the answering service operator and they will connect you with a Crisis Counselor who speaks that language. In some cases, a counselor may need to write down your contact information and call you back.
Although our 2020 Film Festival is entirely online, we wanted to include some Fragrance Free Resources below. When we gather in-person for our Film Festival, we offer Fragrance Free seating, work with the venue to use Fragrance Free non-toxic cleaning supplies, and request that audiences avoid wearing or using scented products.