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Film and Freedom Academy LBTQIA + BIPOC

1 Sep 2022 7:40 AM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

This FREE filmmaking workshop includes ASL interpretation and other forms of accessibility. It is open to LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth ages 18-24, and participants will receive a $500 stipend for participation and completion of their films. They’ll also receive support from instructors, mentors, and crisis counselors to support their learning, creative, and emotional process. They’ll have access to shared filmmaking equipment, including laptops, and QWOCMAP Online University – a course management system. Warm meals, healthy snacks, and other amenities will be provided to ensure a safe and fun environment.

Celebrate creative and artistic labor on Labor Day by registering or sharing QWOCMAP's FREE Film & Freedom Academy for LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth 18-24. The deadline to register is coming up this Monday, September 5th!

ASL interpretation will be provided for this workshop. 

Registration & Details!

Registration DeadlineMonday, September 5, 2022

QWOCMAP is thrilled to announce that our FREE Film & Freedom Academy for LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth ages 18-24 is upcoming October 7-10 at our space in the Presidio

In 4 days, participants 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. Participants may create their own films 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!

Youth participants will receive a $500 stipend for on time arrival for each workshop class, full attendance at each workshop class, and completion of film by the end of the workshop process.

COVID & Monkeypox Safety
Our safety guidelines are designed with high standards for the safety of our Sick & Disabled community and therefore will benefit everyone.

All participants, their cast and crew, and QWOCMAP staff, Mentors, crisis counselors, and ASL interpreters commit to:
1. Show proof of full vaccination plus at least one booster.
2. Show proof of negative PCR test results taken between 10/4-10/6.
3. Take antigen tests daily during the workshop.
4. Wear a N95 or KN95 mask indoors at all times.
5. Be 
fragrance free and smoke free.

QWOCMAP will: 
1. Run mobile HEPA air purifiers
2. Open windows for fresh air ventilation
3. Provide disinfecting supplies
4. Offer N95 masks and gloves

Access Information 
The workshop space is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing participants.The workshop includes one meal a day and healthy snacks for participants.

We encourage participants to share additional access needs in the registration form. 

Check out our website for the workshop schedule, detailed information about access and safety, and much more!

QWOCMAP hosts a number of accessible filmmaking workshops for LBTQIA+ BIPOC community, not just youth. All those interested can sign up on our waiting list, and will be the first to get registration information for future workshops. 

With love,


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