Broadway Performance Hall - 6:00pm - Preceded by short film “AfterEarth” - As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i, the Philippines, China, and North America, four women take a stand to preserve the volcano, ocean, land, and air for future generations.
The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and Smithsonian Folklife. This multi-day event celebrates the United Nations International Mother Languages Day (February 21) by showcasing recently produced feature and short-length films about the cultural richness of Indigenous and endangered languages.
The festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of screenings in Washington, D.C. All events are free.
The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th birthday and has unveiled its 2019 program of queer feature films, documentaries and short films.
This year’s theme of the long-running festival is “Reflection” to highlight the power of films to create awareness, change and acceptance not just within the mainstream society, but within the queer community itself.
“The 20th edition is a reflection of where we have come from and the visibility we have stood for in these 20 years, of holding space for our communities to gather and be visible,” organisers said.
“The festival returns in 2019 to present, indulge and empower LGBTIQA and gender diverse film, filmmakers and screen content.”
A special screening for Members of Parliament, sponsored by Parliamentarians for Global Action, and hosted by New Zealand MPs Adrian Rurawhe and Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki. Joleen Mataele, Lord Fusituʻa, and other special guests will be on-hand to lead a post-screening discussion on efforts to Decriminalize and Promote and Protect the rights the lives of LGBTI people in the Pacific Islands.
Opening Night Feature
In keeping with the social justice mission of USF, the festival seeks to make the university a center for the promotion of human rights, as well as a platform to raise consciousness to the violations of human rights in the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe.
NAU MAI KI MĀORILAND — Welcome to Māoriland Film Festival, Aotearoa’s International Indigenous Film Festival. Each March, MFF welcomes Indigenous filmmakers from around the world to Ōtaki to celebrate Indigenous creativity and storytelling in film.
The Sebastopol Center for the Arts' annual award-winning Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of non-fiction film. The festival will feature extraordinary documentaries to be shown at different venues in historic downtown Sebastopol, with filmmakers and subjects in attendance from far and abroad and as close as Sebastopol.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A/talk story session with the film’s creators, Joe Wilson and Kumu Hina, and then succeeded by a discussion led by a UHWO research panel of faculty experts in gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, education and cultural studies. The discussion will focus on interrogating the social injustices that plague LGBTQ+ lives, and challenging heteronormativity.
This a free event, details here:
The Society for Visual Anthropology’s Film & Media Festival screens work by students, professional anthropologists, and professional filmmakers at the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference.
Details TBA here.
A screening featuring personal appearances by director Dean Hamer and film star Joey Joleen Mataele. Quezon City International Pink Film Festival is a project of the Quezon City Pride Council in partnership with the Quezon City Government and The Philippine Initiative on LGBT Pride Advocacy Inc. It is a year long project that promotes awareness and education through film. It is the only LGBT Film Festival in the Philippines that envisions at making the country a hub for the biggest LGBT festival in Southeast Asia.
Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema™ is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™
The Summit will hold its inaugural Film Series in Miami-Beach, featuring showings by filmmakers from the Miami-Florida area, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, highlighting the richness and diversity of independent filmmaking. The selected films broadly engage with the major themes of this year’s Summit, encouraging thoughtful conversations around borders and migration, ecological struggles, gender politics, and economic inequality.
Festival details here.
NATIONAL FILM & SOUND ARCHIVE - The Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) showcases the art of Pacific storytelling through film while also working to inspire Pasifika writers, directors and actors to explore links to their culture. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/264862130902003/
QUEENSLAND MULTICULTURAL CENTRE - The Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) showcases the art of Pacific storytelling through film while also working to inspire Pasifika writers, directors and actors to explore links to their culture.
Festival details here.
SILO 2018 (Salon International de Livre Oceanien) will be held on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September in Nouméa, at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre.
The screening of "Leitis in Waiting" will be followed by a community conversation with Ms. Gaëlle, director of Diversité Nouvelle-Calédonie, and artist and community activists Peter Sipeli.
Stay tuned for details about a series of screenings and community dialogue events in-development with the University of the South Pacific, UNDP, and other local, national, and international human rights organizations.
Sponsored by the USP Student Association and Pacific Youth Council
BKKSR is Bangkok’s first screening room to support independent films, pave the way for emerging filmmakers, and being a platform to promote cultural contents. Presenting a vibrant program of independent film and documentaries and retrospective classics, the BKKSR is a new hub for film enthusiasts and fans of international films. LEITIS IN WAITING screening details to-be-announced soon HERE.
A screening of "Leitis in Waiting" - under the French title "Joey and the Leitis" in a dynamic festival whose aim is to develop links between the artistic and cultural rebirth of the First Peoples and the cultural dynamism of a great metropolis, in a sustainable development perspective based on friendship among peoples, diversity of sources of expression as a collective treasure to be shared and through recognition of the specificity of First Nations and Inuit. Details HERE.
Preceded by a cultural performance by Joey Mataele, Sedrick Vanisi, and members of UTOPIA San Francisco.
This collection of trans short films celebrates the diverse voices of the trans community. From Austria to Tonga, from France to the Philippines, witness global trans activities as they take a stand.
A special screening for the 150 delegates from the Pacific and other countries attending the 2018 Pacific Human Rights Conference organised by the Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network (PSGDN) and its partner agencies including Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT), Diva 4 Equality, Haus of Khameleon, Rainbow Pride Foundation, and the Youth Champs for Mental Health.
Tickets and more info HERE
Tickets and more info HERE.
A night of Asia-Pacific culture, celebration and resilience! Details HERE.
Tickets ad info HERE.
Ethnografilm seeks to enhance our understanding of the social world through film. From the 3rd through the 7th of April 2018 in Paris, France, the festival featured over 100 works by documentary and academic filmmakers.