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Queer Lovers & Internal Struggles - IQMFF

International Queer & Migrant Film Festival was founded in 2015 and is a film festival for queer & migrant related films as well as a multi-disciplinary community space with art exhibitions, workshops, debates, and IQMF Academy for filmmakers, all contributing to a diverse and inclusive society. IQMF Academy encourages young queer & migrant filmmakers to realise their films, expand their network and present their work to peers and an international audience

The film program Queer Lovers & Internal Struggles will be part of the Diversion//Subversion exhibition in Zagreb, Croatia and in Prishtina, Kosovo.

My Duck dir. Aster V Delgado

Language: Tagalog // Subs: English

Sixteen-year-old “tomboy” Ning-ning grows up on a duck farm in the Philippines and has to help her father a lot. Recently, though, she has been spending more and more time with a girl from school. But one day, her father discovers something that shatters Ning-ning’s world…

Las Zonas Grises dir. Daniel Mateo Vallejo

Language: Spanish // Subs: English

At the age of 21, Nicolás decides to get his first HIV test. The uncertainty about the disease disrupts his sex life and his relationship with his family while he awaits the results.

Top 10 Places to visit in Sao Paolo dir. Akira Kamiki

Language: Portuguese // Subtitles: English

On a Sunday, a Brazilian and an Argentinian photographer one Brazilian walk around São Paulo connecting with the city and slowly falling in love with each other.

Fun fact: the actors are actually a couple in real life, so the chemistry is very real.

Ayaneh dir: Nicolas Greinacher

Language: Farsi, English, Swiss, German // Subtitles: English

Set in Switzerland, our story follows Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.

LA Sad Boy dir: Edwin Alexis Gomez

Language: English (US), Spanish // Subtitles: English

Set against a Los Angeles backdrop, a 20-something Puerto Rican transplant is stuck between the career his mother wants for him and his dream, being an actor. When a casting call, misadventures in millennial dating and society force him to confront the ultimate question; When the world typecasts you, who will you choose to be?

Plunge dir: David James Holloway & Samuel Lawrence

Language: English (UK) // Subtitles: N/A

A women contemplates a choice. Two best mates test their friendship. A boy reminisces about his first love.

Plunge is an independent live action and 2D animated hybrid project that explores LGBT themes in modern situations.

The film was created by a multicultural team of various sexual orientations.

Each story has been purposefully constructed to reflect the situation the characters find themselves in, be it a subversive take or abstract animation.

2064 dir: Joseph Adesonloye

Language: Tswana // Subtitles: English

Failing to take heed of warnings, in 2033 devastating population growth, famine and mass internal displacement pushes Africa to the brink of all out conflict. The first major initiative to revive the climate is the instituting of an annual cull of four million men. This short follows the last hours of two lovers before one of them is called for his execution.

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