IQMF: Newcomers (to The Netherlands)

Tickets for International Queer & Migrant Film Festival are sold through their website.


All films feature people who have recently migrated to the Netherlands.



Dir. Fawzi Swaid, Documentary, The Netherlands, 2019, 25 min.

Language: English, no subtitles
Nida is queer woman from Pakistan who left her husband and escaped to The Netherlands three years ago. Having experienced a life in fear in her home country she has now reached a place where she can finally be herself.


Before I forget

Dir. by Razan Hassan, Documentary, Germany, 2018, 11 min.
Language: Arabic, English, subtitles in English
An autobiographical exploration of how memory and identity are fractured by forced displacement, following Razan Hassan in her journey from Syria to the Netherlands.


Breaking Borders

Dir. by Fatima Warsame & Barbara Vollebregt, Documentary, The Netherlands, 2017, 17 min.
Language: Arabic, English, German, subtitles in English.
Gay refugee Ibrahim Mokdad flees his home country Lebanon and becomes an lgbtqi+-activist in Germany.


Gender X

Dir. by Manolo Ty, Documentary, Germany, 2018, 24 min.
Language: English, Urdu, subtitles in English.
During a photoshoot, the photographer Manolo Ty, meets the successful transgender model and activist Inaya in Islamabad, leading to several interviews with Inaya and other transgender women about their self-image and vulnerability.


Dir. by Derk Over, The Netherlands, 2019, 12 min.
Language: English and Dutch, subtitles in English.
Tough Boys is a short film about the experience of non-western male gay migrants trying to make a life for themselves in the Amsterdam gay scene. A story about love, discrimination and power and those trapped in the middle.


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