Queer Film Days Albania 2021 was launched with the screening of ‘Up Close & Personal: LGBT Police.’ Stichting art.1 and OMSA in cooperation with the State Police and Mrs. Alma Katragjini, held the opening of the third edition of the QFD Albania film festival. The event took place at COD with the screening of the film “Up Close & Personal” which addresses the topic of sexual diversity within the police force, and is therefore assembled with real evidence from police officers. This activity was held in cooperation with IHRFFA, Council of Europe, Stichting art.1, Youth Artivists for Change, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tirana, the Swedish Embassy in Tirana, the Swedish Institute and the Olof Palme Center. Attendees included representatives of the State Police, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Commissioner for Protection against Discrimination, the ERA Organization and civil society actors.
QFD Albania continues with the screening of “Silent Voice,” “March for Dignity” and the films released in the framework of our “Impact Your Doc” granting program.
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Founded in 2011, Stichting art.1 is dedicated to the empowerment and visualization of minorities through the arts, with a mission to create a safer space for communities based on human / LGBTQ+ rights and starting a conversation through Artivism.