IQMF: Rising Stars Of IQMF Academy

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Keep your eye out for this new talent. All films in this selection were made by our IQMF Academy participants and alumni.


Antes que seja tarde (Before it’s too late)

Dir. by Leandro Goddinho, Drama, Brazil, 2019, 15 min.
Language: Portuguese, subtitles in English.


Brazil, the first week of 2019. A new president takes office in a scenario of fanaticism, prejudice, and violence. Locked in a hotel room, two teenagers decide to change the course of their lives before it’s too late.



Dir. Popo Fan, Experimental art, China, 2019, 15 min.

Language: Chinese, subtitles in English.


Ting is a young professional living in Beijing. His new boyfriend Mark loves him dearly, but he finds it difficult to commit to the relationship as there is a secret that is difficult to share: he has a fetish for Mark’s teeth.


The Imaginary Woman

Dir. Laura Benavides, Animation, Colombia, 2019, 12 min.
Language: Spanish, subtitles in English.

Collecting spellings, poems, questions and songs this animated poem portraits rejection, rupture, reflection and love.


Zurura, Zurara The Smile Blooms

Dir. by Marthe Djilo Kamga, Experimental Art, Belgium, 2019, 19 min.

Language: French, subtitles in English

In this experimental short is part of Frieda Ekotto’s visual research project Vibrancy of Silence: Archiving the Images and Cultural Production of Sub-Saharan African Women on African women as the unsung heroines of artistic and cultural production.


The Sea Runs Thru My Veins

Dir. by Zara Zandieh, Experimental documentary, Germany, 2018, 20 minutes.

Language: German, Hebrew, Persian, subtitles in English.


Four queer migrants in Berlin share their different perspectives on the meaning of happiness.



Dir. by Bassem Ben Brahim, Animation, Tunisia, 2019, 6 min.

No language.

Vibrant, musical animation of the life of a homosexual boy, his childhood, his first love and his fights with his family, society and the law while he defends his freedom with his life.



Dir. by MoÏse Kabongo, Documentary, Experimental, Mexico, 2019, 6 min.
Language: Spanish, subtitles in English.

Janus is a spiritual journey exploring the life of a young queer in the heart of the mexican vogue scene.


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