Online & Out the Door: QTPOC Episodics Break Barriers

Free Panel!


This panel program is free and open to the public.

Frameline41 is proud to showcase, with our first-ever Episodic section, a strong lineup of uninhibited QTPOC perspectives that tap into the zeitgeist and validate a vital presence currently lacking in mainstream film and television. Spearheaded by activists and artists working both behind and in front of the camera, these narrative and documentary web series examine, with a mixture of humor and heartbreak, the complicated convergence of ethnicity, sexuality, culture, gender, and gender identity in queer communities of color. Whether taking the form of charged and brooding melodrama (Marz) or devastating nonfiction accounts of police brutality (Dispatches from Cleveland), these current and cutting-edge online stories deliver. Please join us to explore why politically charged barriers and cultural mores keep queer and trans folks of color from becoming seen and understood in deeper and more rewarding ways within the larger media landscape.

Panelists (Scheduled to Participate):

Bobby Yan (Writer-director, Marz)
Daresha Kyi (Producer, Dispatches from Cleveland)
Florencia Manovil (Director, Producer, Head Writer, Dyke Central)

Moderator: Aymar Jean Christian (Founder & Head of Development, OpenTV)

Sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, California Humanities & GriffinHarte Foundation

Episodics in this series include:

195 Lewis, Season One
BKPI, Episodes 1-3
Brown Girls
Dispatches From Cleveland
Woke Women Mixtape