Support Uganda's 1st Queer Film Fest: Queer Kampala Film Fest
Starts: Friday, 18 November, 2016 04:00am
Ends: Thursday, 1 December, 2016 07:00am
Planet Ally so proud to support our Ugandan friends for The Queer Kampala International Film Festival! Uganda's First Queer Film Festival!
It is a well-known fact that LGBTQI people in Uganda are not free. When they stand up for their rights, or merely stand out from other people, they often pay a heavy price, with some losing their jobs, their families or even their lives. This obvious plight of LGBTQI in Uganda has left hundreds fleeing their communities to seek a life in more open societies where they hope to be accepted for who they are.
The annual festival’s inaugural edition is set for Dec. 9-11, 2016, and is expected to draw crowds from across the world. It will boast an eclectic programming including film premieres/screenings, workshops, panel discussions and parties that focus essentially on LGBTQI-themed films and videos from Uganda and around the world.
QKIFF is dedicated to supporting courageous film makers to share queer stories in an environment where LGBTQI people are criminalized.
It’s these glaring facts that have inspired the establishment of the Queer Kampala International Film Festival (QKIFF), the first queer-themed film festival to be held in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The festival aims at celebrating the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people through quality cinema.
QKIFF is being established by a group of young human rights activists and film professionals who decided to put their hearts and minds into building something creative so as to help minorities communities in Uganda through producing quality films.
The Festival team needs to raise enough funds in order to organize this important event, The money will be spent on Hiring Venues,Technical support, Marketing, facilitating filmmaking Workshops/Discussions, Security etc. If you care about the Rights of LGBTQ in countries that are hostile, help make this happen by supporting the festival financially with any amount, Or share the campaign. Every little bit helps.