MQFF is an annual film festival in Tunisia celebrating the LGBT community. The initiative first took place in 2018, as the first queer film festival in the country and all of North Africa. The event focuses mainly on the issue of gender and non-normative sexuality, thus breaking the taboos around this theme.
The festival aims to be bold, and to focus more on the intersectional approach in the fight against discrimination and gender-based repressions. The program will rhyme with discoveries, push for reflection and aspires to illuminate various concepts.
The first edition of the festival took place in January 15 to 18, 2018. The main themes were gender and non-heteronormative sexuality. In addition to presenting 12 short and medium-length films, the festival included concerts, debates and round tables “Queer as Art” and “Queer as Resistance”.
The second edition of the festival took place from 22 to 25 March 2019 in downtown Tunis. The 2019 festival aimed to cover the entire LGBTQI + spectrum and focus on feminism. A total of 31 films were presented, including Argentine, Chinese, Indian, Kenyan, Pakistani, Portuguese and Tunisian films. In addition to the films, there were performances, debates and a theater workshop entitled “Towards a Queer Theater”.
Our festival exists thanks to the support of our engaged volunteers and the financial support of our donors and partners: