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Q Film Festival 7-12 August’09

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bali-q-film-festival-8Q! Film Festival entered the scene since 2002, the first ever in Indonesia, to provide events that encourage interaction, educ ate people and mainstream the issues related to homosexuality through the language of visuals and other mainstream tools.

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Growing over a period of six years, the OFF now travels to five separate regions (Jakarta. Bandung. Jogjak arta, Surabaya and Bali) and has become the largest and most successful film festival of its kind in Asia .

The prestigious Teddy Awards — a queer chapter o(the Berlin Film Festival — agreed to affiliate with QFF m2006 So, QFF now one of the official “TEDDY AWARD on Tour” programs and also acknowledged as one of the international film festivals circuit.
The media and popular culture often present comic al stereotypes of homo-sexuals, so young people encounter few role models of LGBTIQ people who are open, confident and successful in their fields. The pressures to conform or hide an important aspect of one’s identity can lead to psychological problems, especially amongst youth who are grappling to understand their own sexuality. The outcome, all too often, is that they seek an outlet in drugs, alcohol and other hedonistic and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

On August 10, Monday. Q Literature will launch a translation book The Gay Archipelago by Tom Boellstorf. The extensive years of research from Boellstorf for his PhD thesis had made a fruitful result on the social-anthropology point of view of the Indonesian queer people.
Coinciding with the 9 International Conference on AIDS of Asia Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, the Q! Film Festival will be held from 7 to 13 August.

Football Under Cover

Football Under Cover

Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer

A Moment in June

A Moment in June

The Times of Harvey Milk

3 Day Weekend

3 Day Weekend

Silent Honor "Nisala Gira"

Silent Honor "Nisala Gira"

Never Give Up Never Abandon

Never Give Up Never Abandon

A Jihad for Love

A Jihad for Love

68 Pages

68 Pages

The Pink Mirror

The Pink Mirror

SYNOPSIS:

Friday, 7 August

19:00    Football Undercover

Directors : Ayat Najafi, David Assmann

Iran, 2006
89 minutes
Colour

In Iran with English subtitles.

Tehran April 2006 : A cheering crowd of more than 1,000 women watches as the first official friendly kicks off between the Iranian women’s national team and a girl’s team from a Berlin district. Romping about, singing and dancing, the crowd in the stadium is suspended in an atmosphere charged with girl power. Outside the stadium, a couple of men try to catch a glimpse of the game through the fence. They are not allowed into the stadium today. A year’s hard work has preceded this event – but in the end, after overcoming countless obstacles, the game will actually take place. Here, the desire for self-determination and justice erupts – and one thing is clear : change is possible.

Friday, 7 August

21:00    Beautiful Boxer

Director : Ekachai Uengkrothai

Thailand, 2003
118 minutes
Colour

In Thai with English subtitles.

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol / Nong Toom. As a young boy Toomlikes to wear lipstick and flowers. He had desire to become a real woman. For this reason, he enterted the brutal world of Thai boxing (Muaythai) to get the prize money. He un-nerving his opponents by performing a make-up application ritual before each fight. Toom become a sensational kickboxer whose specialty in ancient Muaythai moves which he could execute expertly with grace and finally he was confronted with his own sexuality.


Saturday, 8 August

19:00    Queen of Brazil “Rainhas”

Directors : Fernanda Tornaghi & Ricardo Bruno

Brazil, 2007
71 minutes
Colour

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

QUEEN OF BRAZIL is about this guy who wants to be the next Miss Brazil. Fabio is a small town boy from the Amazon region. He departs to Rio de Janeiro hoping to become the next Miss Gay Brazil. The documentary tells the story of Fabio and his partner as they embark on a journey towards a little known national beauty pageant which mobilizes the lives of hundreds of guys around the country – all pursuing the dream of being crowned Brazil’s most beautiful girl.

Awards / Festivals :
Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival
Mix Brasil

Saturday, 8 August

21:00    A Moment in June “Na Kana Rak”

Director : O Nathapon

Thailand, 2008
98 minutes
Colour

In Thai and Japanese with English subtitles

A Moment in June’ is set in Thailand in 1972 and 1999. It is a story of the fusion of six lives, a song that links them together, and a hope for a second chance that might never come.

Awards / Festivals:
Pusan International Film Festival
World Film Festival of Bangkok


Sunday, 9 August

2 Responses to “Q Film Festival 7-12 August’09”

  1. bhavs says:

    when and where is the film festival is celebrated?

  2. pw says:

    at forrestClub. the rest of the information is on the website itself, on the flyer above the text.

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