Submissions

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, QUEER CITY CINEMA 17 AND PERFORMATORIUM 8 ARE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021.

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 17 and Performatorium 8 - September 15-18, 2021

Sensing Pleasure – The focus of Queer City Cinema 17 and Performatorium 8 will focus on engaging the senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – and the resultng emotional and intellectual stimulation of pleasure that can result.

In an age of necessary and important awareness of and attention to serious social, mental health and climate change issues, along with disconcerting political and ideological divides and overdue shifts in the ways in which artists and art instituions are addressing race, class divide, sexuality, gender and inequality on many levels, Sensing Pleasure is meant to act as an antidote of sorts – a way to address the need to embrace self care and pleasure without shame, guilt or feelings of abandonment.

In this way, Sensing Pleasure assists in recognizing that enjoyment, joy, happiness and bliss can be radical acts and that, more than ever, are important and necessary for supporting and progressing mental, intellectual, spirtual and physical health and well being and for sustaining political, social and creative responsibility, action and involvement.

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, 2021
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Queer City Cinema Film Festival - April 1, 2021
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