For the first time the history of our festival, we will present an industry program called Queering the Industry for professionals from the audiovisual industry. During the first festival weekend (November 9–10, 2019), a number of discussions will take place about the current issues and challenges that can be encountered in terms of production, production or promotion of the film as well as finding a suitable audience.
Both evenings will end with a masterclass of renowned queer cinema artists. On Saturday, American director Rhys Ernst will talk about his recent film Adam (2019), which will be screened in the main film competition of the festival. Sunday's program will be concluded by American producer Michael Raisler, whose portfolio includes films such as Beach Rats or We the Animals. He will talk abour how to best promote independent queer films in competition with commercial works.
The aim of the new industry program is to provide different perspectives on the current state of LGBTQ + films and industry, while creating a platform for regular meetings of film professionals. We hope you will enjoy it! All events will take place in our community café Patra (Krymská 17, Prague 10) and will be open to public (festival passes are not required).
SATURDAY Nov. 9
11:30 – Discussion: Making Networks, Making Movies
Host: Skadi Loist (film a media theorist, DE)
Guests: Julie Žáčková (founder Girls in Film, producer, CZ), Elizabeth Chase (producer, USA), Jay Walker (director, USA)
14:00 – Discussion: Queer Cinema Today
Host: Aleš Rumpel (former director QFF Mezipatra, CZ)
Guests: Jakub Mróz (president of distribution brand Tongariro Releasing specialized in LGBT films, PL), Tom Abell (distributor, Peccadillo Pictures, GB), Julio Corbacho (distributor FilmDoo, GB), Ana David (Berlinale Panorama, PT)
16:30 – Masterclass: Rhys Ernst: Mainstreaming Minorities
SUNDAY Nov. 10
13:00 – Presentation: Money, Action, Go
15:00 – Discussion: Festivals for Freedom
Host: Walter Nagy (IDF, East Silver Caravan festival, CZ)
Guests: Bohdan Zhuk (Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist - LGBTQ Sunny Bunny, UKR), Ana Lok (DOTYK International Queer Festival Belarus, BY), Zita Hosszúová (Festival Inakosti, SK)
17:00 – Masterclass: Michael Raisler: How to Make Diversity Work