Finally it is almost time for the 31st edition of the MIX COPENHAGEN LGBTQ festival!
We are amazed and full of admiration that the festival has managed to survive and still evolve for so many years. We are humble and proud to be a part of the festival and we really look forward to present the film – Women He´s undressed. We really recommend to go to the festival and see, in Mix´s on words: films that question and explore gender and sexual boundaries, affect the contemporary gender debate, and reflect a diverse and colourful world.
About the festival and programme this year:
With this program, we present our 31st film festival, sent into the world to unite and represent a diverse Copenhagen across genders, sexualities, and identities. A festival that, through film, events, and debates, attempts to interrogate existing structures and identify new pathways to free, authentic lives and communities. Over the course of three decades, the festival has grown in both size and content. Each year has seen new perspectives and changes, and 2016 will be no exception. The world around us is changing, our visiting guests are evolving, and new ones are on the way. To reflect these changes and welcome more people into the community, we have added ‘Queer’ to our festival’s name – you can read more about this on page 7. With MIX COPENHAGEN 2016, we want to give particular voice to those who have not had a chance to speak before. People who today face challenges that are both similar to and different from challenges faced for decades. This means that in addition to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans films, we will give more space tostories about intersex, queer, and non-binary identities this year. Further, we have reserved a special seat in the film program for stories from parts of the world where LGBTQ+ people experience extreme challenges.
2016 has already offered us too many examples of what division and discord can do. We have seen Orlando, we have seen Bangladesh. Embracing and struggling for diversity and the beauty of difference is essential, but remembering our shared history and our shared identity is just as important. This year’s program will bring us films that remind us of our cultural history and everything it teaches us. Films that remind us how much we have in common. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy MIX COPENHAGEN 2016, with all the films and events we have to offer.