2019 QTPOC // HRFF + The Contingency


#HRFF30’s Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Highlighted Films Section

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The 30th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival’s Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC) highlighted film section was largely inspired by the formation of a new collective of film festival programmers, consisting of people of color, women and LGBTQ people, named POC2 (People of Color Collective) who met for the first time at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Founded by Paul Struthers (Director of Exhibition and Programming at Frameline,) Hussain Currimbhoy (Programmer, Sundance,) Lucy Mukerjee (Senior Programmer, Tribeca) and Thelma Bhebhe (EFM Diversity & Inclusion,) the collective has 85 members from around the world who are committed to identifying gaps in equality in films selected for festival lineups around the world.

Following on the heels of POC2, HRFF30’s QTPOC (queer trans people of color) highlighted film section aims to tackle the bias of the current LGBTQ film festival programming pool that are non-diverse and non-inclusive – gender imbalanced or lacking representation of people of color -by programming a diversity of films.

HRFF30’s QTPOC highlighted film section boasts feature films Wanuri Kahiu’s RAFIKI (Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon) and Flavio Alves’ THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND (Brazil, USA.) In addition, there are 13 QTPOC short films distributed amongst our Men’s and Women’s/Queer Short Showcases and our Preceding Shorts.

And what better community partner is there to align with our QTPOC highlighted feature films, RAFIKI and THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND, than The Contingency. The Contingency is a community resource who’s mission is to partner with local organizers to expand and strengthen the QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex, people of color) scene in Hawaii through collaboration, outreach education, and community engagement. What started as O’ahu’s first QTIPOC-centered dance party has evolved into a platform for fostering and activating queer spaces for LGBTQ+ Kānaka ‘Ōiwi & Hawai’i-based people of color.

 


QTPOC HIGHLIGHTED FILMS

THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

BRAZIL, USA // 2019 // 88 MINS // DIR. FLAVIO NUNES
Visions, 2019 SXSW
[English and Spanish with English Subtitles]

SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 1200 PM

Preceded by BEFORE TODAY (ONTEM)

BRAZIL // 2017 // 14 MINS // DIR. THIAGO KISTENMACKER
Honorable Mention, 2018 Mostra Sesc De Cinema, Rio de Janeiro
[Portuguese with English Subtitles]

RAFIKI

KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, NORWAY, LEBANON // 2018 // 83 MINS // DIR. WANURI KAHIU
Un Certain Regard, 2018 Cannes Film Festival;  New Releases, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
[English and Swahili with English Subtitles]

SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 215 PM

Preceded by MASKS

USA // 2018 // 23 MINS // DIR. MAHALIYAH AYLA O
AT&T Audience Award for Best Short, Frameline42; 2018 Iris Prize Shortlist


QTPOC HIGHLIGHTED SHORTS

WOMEN’S/QUEER SHORTS SHOWCASE

SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 100 PM

THREE CENTIMETRES

LEBANON, UK // 2018 // 9 MINS // DIR. LARA ZEIDAN
Teddy Award Best Short Film, 2018 Berlin International Film Festival; Winner, 2018 Iris Prize
[Arabic with English subtitles]

GIRL TALK

USA // 2018  // 17 MINS // DIR. ERICA ROSE 2018
Iris Prize Shortlist

FRAN THIS SUMMER

USA // 2018 // 10 MINS // DIR. MARY EVANGELISTA
Shorts Program 5, 2019 Sundance Film Festival


MEN’S SHORTS SHOWCASE

SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 1200 PM

THE ORPHAN (O ORFAO)

BRAZIL // 2018 // 15 MINS // DIR. CAROLINA MARKOWICZ
Queer Palm Best Short, 2018 Cannes Film Festival; Short Cuts, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
[Portuguese with English Subtitles]

THE THINGS YOU THINK I’M THINKING

CANADA // 2017 // 15 MINS // DIR. SHERREN LEE
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist


SHORTS PRECEDING FEATURE FILMS

AFTEREARTH

USA // 2017 // 13 MINS // DIR. JESS X. SNOW
[English and Native Hawaiian with English Subtitles]
Precedes GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 730 PM

DARIO

GERMANY, COLOMBIA // 2018 // 15 MINS // DIRS. MANUEL KINZER + JORGE A. TRUJILLO
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist
[Spanish with English subtitles]
Precedes JOSE

SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 215 PM

MAYBE

USA // 2018 // 10 MINS // DIR. KAT COLE
Precedes BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

THURSDAY AUGUST 15, 730 PM

 

THE OTHER SIDE (AL OTRO LADO)

MEXICO // 15 MINS // DIR. RODRIGO ALVAREZ FLORES
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist
[Spanish with English subtitles]
Precedes FIREFLIES

SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 315 PM

 

PROFANE COW (VACA PROFANA)

BRAZIL // 2017 //16 MINS // DIR. RENE GUERRA
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist
[Portuguese with English subtitles]
Precedes TUCKED

THURSDAY AUGUST 15, 530 PM

 

ZERO ONE

USA // 2018 // 24 MINS // DIR. NICK NEON
Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker/star
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist
Precedes PAPI CHULO

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 730 PM

Nick Neon (Zero One)—Nick Neon is a Korean American filmmaker and actor best known for his award-winning short film, Ultra Bleu, and its sequel, Zero One. Neon is represented by Paradigm.