Monday 20.02, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Hotel Berlin, Berlin; Lützowplatz 17; 10785 Berlin
The QueerWeb series is about exploring, analysing and connecting elements, initiatives and organisations that can strengthen the queer film network, from production to programming, networking to training and exhibition to archiving. In Part 1, we begin by navigating existing organisations that support people within the industry. From collectives and initiatives to training programs set up to strengthen connections from within. By coming together, we look to analyse existing power structures and discuss how each of us, through our work, can collectively go about demanding changes
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Andrea holds university degrees in English and German literature, political science and media studies, as well as a postgraduate degree in film studies. She worked for seven years as a producer at one of Europe’s leading independent production companies (X Filme Creative Pool in Berlin) before setting up her own company, Hamburg-based Tamtam Film, in 2012.
For the past ten years, Tamtam Film has been producing feature films (both fiction and documentary) and series that shed light on stories from the margins. Queer storytelling has been one of the pillars of this endeavour.
Alice Blanc is the founder of Trans+ on Screen where they oversee projects and productions. They currently work in TV Distribution at FIFTH SEASON. Alice aspires to become a producer and help queer/trans people get their project shown on big screens. They are finalising their course at UCLA in Entertainment Business / Production.
Lucy Mukerjee is a queer British-Indian cultural strategist & programming disruptor, dedicated to elevating the careers of underestimated storytellers. Her area of expertise is the intersection of activism and the arts, specifically where programming and inclusion meet. Over her 20+ year career, Lucy has produced & programmed films all over the world. She is the co-founder of the Programmers Of Colour Collective, a transformative network of BIPOC film curators at festivals around the world.
Chris Belloni (1980) is a documentary filmmaker, producer and director of the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival Amsterdam, which he initiated in 2015. From 2018-2022, he initiated projects in the Caucasus, the Caribbean and in the Western Balkans region in which artivism is the leading methodology for working with LGBTi & queer communities on self-expression through film, podcast and storytelling. In 2022, he started the Supernova cinema, a nomadic cinema initiative which curates queer content as well as films on mental health, environment & climate change to independent art house cinemas in Amsterdam. As of 2023, Chris’s organisation Stichting art.1 and IQMF is part of Queer Amsterdam, the new organisation involved in Queer & Pride Amsterdam which aims to diversify the annual Pride in the Dutch capital.
Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani is a queer moderator, activist, musician and lecturer*researcher.
They focus on topics such as intersectional*queer*feminism, social justice and anti-racist/anti-discriminatory practice and on queer topics in film and art. For over 14 years Nastaran has moderated various political panels and film talks. In addition, Nastaran works as a moderator for the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama Section.