arts

QueerFest Film Festival in Cyprus

Pink Life QueerFest is an organization which creates a space for artistic expression in the context of LGBTI+ rights; brings together various art forms including cinema, performance, music and video; and organizes empowering panels, discussions, workshops, screenings and presentations.
Pink Life QueerFest is considered as a “social issues festival” in which social issues are part of the agenda and/or socially underrepresented groups are provided with a platform. The organization, which began in Ankara in 2011, uses art as a tool for activism; facilitation; documentation; empowerment; inspiration; and transformation.
As the only LGBTI+ themed art festival in Turkey, QueerFest was held in many cities around Turkey in a short period of time and was then organized in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Greece.
This year, QueerFest will also be organized in Cyprus and will start with an Opening Event on 14th May, Tuesday at 18:30 with a screening of “Gece, Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar” (The Night, Angel and Our Children). Besides the film screenings that will take place in Famagusta Castle Arcade on 16th May, Thursday, all activities will be held in Arabahmet Culture and Arts Centre.
All films are subtitled in English and Turkish.
Screenings are free of charge.
This event is organised with the support of the Grow Civic Programme financed by the European Union.
QUEERFEST FILM FESTIVAL CYPRUS PROGRAMME

May 14, Tuesday 
Venue: Arabahmet Kültür & Sanat Evi
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:15 Screening: The Night, Angel and Our Children
21:00 Discussion: The Night, Angel and Our Queers
May 15, Wednesday 
Venue: Arabahmet Kültür & Sanat Evi
19:00 Screening: Short Films at the Intersection of Queerness and Dis/ability
20:30 Screening: Hatewalk, 72′
21:45 Workshop: Sex Workers Rights

May 16, Thursday 
Venue: Famagusta Castle Arcade
19:00 Screening: Queerdom of Memories Shorts Selection
20:30 Our Memories, Our Histories

May 17, Friday 
Venue: Arabahmet Kültür & Sanat Evi
19:00 Screening: Queer Cyprus Special Shorts Selection
21:00 Screening: Her Story
For further information:
http://www.queercyprus.org/…/queerfest-film-festival-cyprus/

*The schedule is taken from the organizer’s event page.