Aks International Minorities Festival
Copenhagen, 15th – 20th August 2017
Aks International Minorities Festival continues to promote the visibility of marginalized minorities through film, art and dialogue. Aks Festival offers 5 exceptional days of film screenings, art and panel discussions in the heart of Copenhagen. We explore the world of queer cinema and art, and encourage dialogue that goes beyond gender norms and rainbow sexuality.
In 2017, Aks Festival Copenhagen brings attention to issues that have been overlooked and ignored by the mainstream. This year, the festival will focus on intersections between migration, religion and sexuality. There will also be a focus on the visibility and representation of intersex people through an event in collaboration with Amnesty International. We will also bring activists and festival organisers from Queer Kampala Film Festival, Uganda and the &Proud Film Festival, Myanmar to talk about the challenges they face to promote minorities rights through film festival in their countries. Another landmark event will be a Vogueing workshop with Chi Chi Mizrahi at NatNitght, held in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark.
Aks festival will host several international artists and activists in events taking place from 15th to 20th August in Cinemateket, National Museet and Vela bar to bring forth the voices of minority queer and feminist voices, trans* and intersex people of color from all corners of the globe.
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Danish Film Institute, Danida and Tuborgfondet, which has made this festival possible. We also thank our collaborators at Cinemateket, Copenhagen Pride, Amnesty International Denmark, the National Museum of Denmark and Vela bar for their support.