“Discovering the world through a camera lens”
February 3 (Saturday), 1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
by the Swedish photographer Annica Karlsson Rixon
Anniсa will share her secrets of art and documentary photography and tell us about her projects all over the world, including two Russian projects. She will reveal how photography can open a new unfamiliar world to the audience, or present an ‘artificial’ image instead.
Documentary film screening and glitter explosion workshop with Doc Lounge
“The spaces we create”
February 3 (Saturday), 3 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
We want to invite you, not only to watch the celebrated queer documentary Oriented, but also to get you involved and help us create the room we will watch it in. With help from glitter, coloured balloons, pillows, confetti and explosions, we will make this a space free to feel, discuss, experience, express and create something unique together.
About the film: ORIENTED
(Jake Witzenfeld / 86 min / Israel / UK/ 2015)
Oriented follows the lives of three queer Palestinian friends living in Tel-Aviv. Determined to make a change, these three best friends start a non-violent, cultural resistance group, Qambuta Productions. Together they are making viral content for gender and national equality. While their work may not change the world, it seems like it helps them deal with the individual frustration in their lives.
Doc Lounge Stockholm is an alternative Nordic screening network for documentary film.
Visit www.doclounge.se/stockholm for more info
“Get in Touch with Art”
February 4 (Sunday), 1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
meet the director of the art space СтоловкаXYZ/Canteen XYZ Ana Lok and the organizer of the queer culture festival Dotyk/Touch
How to transform a former factory canteen into a space for open art that unites different people, sometimes with completely opposite views. The art space opened on February 28th, 2017 and hosted so far 6 exhibitions connected with LGBT+ themes and other topics. And this happened in Belarus! Everything is possible if you really want it. Ana will share her secrets about living openly in a seemingly closed world.
« Queer cinema in the closed and open country of Sweden»
February 4 (Sunday), 3 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
By the organizers of the Cinema Queer International Film Festival
Oscar Eriksson and Melissa Lindgren
If the audience will not go to us, then we must go to the audience. This statement literally represents the Swedish cinema festival Queer Cinema, which travels by bus to small Swedish towns where people often are conservative and homophobe. How to approach people who don’t want to accept your existence, how to open their eyes even if they want to keep them shot. Oscar and Melissa will share with us their experience and show us two of the short movies in their program.