Queer Artivism (Maša Zia Lenárdič & Anja Wutej, Slovenia 2013, 96’)
Queer Artivism offers an insight into five queer film festivals through footage and interviews with the organizers. It gives people, who don’t have the opportunity to visit various queer film festivals, a chance to experience at least five by going to just one screening. Additionally it’s a tribute to filmmakers, festival organizers and all those who usually remain unseen, but without whom queer film festivals/films wouldn’t exist. Throughout the documentary interviewees share their personal stories and elaborate on the importance of queer film festivals/film, opening a new space for discussion, reflection and evaluation of the film festivals’/films’ roles in today’s society.
Maša Zia Lenárdič is a freelance filmmaker and photographer.
Anja Wutej is a freelance translator and filmmaker.