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QCC Inc. presents one festival annually – a combination of Queer City Cinema Film Festival and Performatorium: Festival of Queer Performance

UPCOMING EDITION
Queer City Cinema 16 and Performatorium 7 - September 18-21, 2019

BAD (ASS) BODIES
The focus of Queer City Cinema 16 and Performatorium 7 will centre on marginalized bodies - those that are often viewed as less than, unhealthy, burdensome, defective, dangerous and threatening – and those artists that use their body to confront stigma, to resist and defy perceived and systemic attitudes, to activate awareness and insight, and to engage a rethink towards empathic impulses. Bad (ass) Bodies will see films, performances and discussions involving Fat, HIV+, aged, disabled, diseased and abject bodies.

Performatorium: Festival of Queer Performance is a festival of live performance by international, national and local performance artists. Performatorium continues the exploration of performance as another means from which to gather insight and appreciation of queer art and queer artists. Performatorium creates a shared space of exploration and underlines connections and considerations between artist and audience and acts as a means to express and playfully analyze subjects that include - but not limited to - gender, the body, sexuality, identity, and the creative process itself.

Queer City Cinema Film Festival is comprised of international, national and local film. Film programming seeks to include screenings with QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, Persons Of Color) content. Dramatic shorts, docs, animation and experimental works are screened that continue a legacy of breaking down barriers - representing daring and unchartered visual territory, humorous and subversive characters, otherworldly and fantastical places and images, pleasurable provocations, and challenging and insightful perspectives on identity in a world all to ready to oppose and oppress.

Public Engagement Activities for both festivals include: artist presentations at the University of Regina; radio shows; workshops; and Perforum: round table discussion.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Performatorium: Festival of Queer Performance - February 1, 2019
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Queer City Cinema Film Festival - April 1, 2019
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