2nd FAROE ISLANDS INT’L MINORITY FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome to the second edition of the Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF)!

When advocating for inclusion, tolerance and human rights, being vocal and visible is principle in today’s xenophobic global political climate. As cultural activists, we grab these moments to create conversations instead of staying silent. At FIMFF, our goal is to encourage visibility and empowerment, by being an open and inclusive platform for queer and minority cinema, and an arena which facilitates the sometimes tough conversations around culture, race, religion, and sexual identity.

Our 2018 festival is a momentous year for us, with the launch of our FIMFF Generation program, where we will promote diversity and inclusivity in schools and among our youth; a human rights debate, hosted by Amnesty International, and the opportunity to attend a presentation about the future of cinema; Virtual Reality (VR) with acclaimed filmmaker Rose Troche (US). We are also turning up the sparkle with our Gender Blender party with the professional drag queen, Tinus (DK), and the talented musician, Tami T (SE). Closing the festival on a high note will be Icelandic film sensation, Andið Eðlilega, in company with director, Ísold Uggadóttir (IS).

Religious and cultural conflict is an intersection we will explore through a selection of films and panels. Highlighted is our centrepiece documentary, Gospel of Eureka, about coexisting in a small religious town, with a thriving LGBT+ community. A true joy, in which we are honoured to host the Scandinavian Premiere. Joining us this year we have the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival and the Transition Queer Minorities Film Festival, Vienna, each presenting a program.

So, welcome to our second edition of #FIMFF18, with a packed, diverse and dynamic 4-day program, from serious conversations to laughter and sparkle.

Thank you to our sponsor, Nordic Culture Fund and all our collaborators! With lots of gratitude and appreciation from our hardworking team. Hope you enjoy!

 

Nadia Abraham,

Festival Director