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Opening Night

MIX opens on Friday 30/9 at 7 PM with the red carpet, champagne, and our fantastic opening film, ‘Don’t Call Me Son.’ After the film, you will be met by the delicious tones of Ann Falden’s Soundscape, while drinks are served and the conversation continues, until it all transforms into a surprise performance. Vesterbro Drag Udlejningsservice leads the collective walk to the Opening Party at Drop Inn, where you will be welcomed by DJ’s playing awesome dance music of all kinds. Fantastic queer artist Nona Chalant (House of Nona) performs during the evening. Come and celebrate with us! PROGRAM 19.00 Welcome drink in Cinemateket 19.30 Welcome speech in the cinemas and opening film ‘Don’t Call Me Son’ 21.15 Reception with music by Ann Falden, Caroline Leander, og Soma Allpass 22.00 Surprise performance 22.30 Collective departure for the Opening Party 23.00 Opening Party at DROP INN - open to all.

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Meet The Programmers

For the first time ever, MIX invites festivalgoers on a guided tour through this year’s film jungle. Listen to MIX’s own programmers talk about the selection process and the struggle for balanced representation of lives and identities. Get an insight into the politics involved, and hear when the whole festival needs to be included before a controversial film can be approved. The event is in the MIX Lounge. It is free and open to all.

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Scrum + Pan Idræt LGBTQ Sports Reception

After the screening of 'Scrum' the Austrialian Embassy invites everyone for light refreshments at the Pan Idræt LGBTQ Sports Reception. Come by for a fantastic film experience and a cosy time in the MIX Lounge. Meet Pan Idræt, MIX volunteers, new friends and maybe new teammates. OM FILMEN Covered in mud with blood dripping from the eyebrow and with a dedicated gaze, the players of the rugby team Sydney Convicts are preparing to fight for the Bingham Cup, 2014. It’s a fight to prove the strength of team spirit, and to dismiss prejudices around sports and homosexuality. Through an intimate and moving portrait of four of the players, this visually stimulating documentary shows the importance of an accepting community, where a friendly and loving touch – demonstrated here by the tactile sport’s bone breaking force – can move mountains. Read about the film here on out website! The reception is free to attend. The film is 85 DKK. The Cinematheque is wheelchair accessible.

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Dragged + Performance Party w. ReveRso & James Lotion

The stage is set for a fun-filled evening in Warehouse9 when we show the new documentary 'Dragged', a fascinating contemporary insight into a group of drags’ lives and careers. The film takes us back in drag history to a time when it was illegal to be in drag, and before RuPaul was a prominent figure in drag culture. After the film you can experience the innovative, transformative performer ReveRso, who invents artistic and imaginative looks that challenge the audience’s perception of what drag is or can be. After the performace, the bar is open and DJ James Lotion will spin some delicious tunes.

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Summer + Rainbow Family Panel

MIX COPENHAGEN School Film screens 'Summer,' a lesbian coming of age film about Anne, who feel different and alienated in the Dutch country side, among friends, family and the nuclear power plant. When another girl moves to the city, something in Anne changes. Read about the movie here: http://bit.ly/2d23eTH After the film, a panel will talk about their own experiences and stories about rainbow families. PANEL - Sara Coster (Dutch rainbow family coach and board member of the Dutch Foundation for Gay Parenting, 'Meer dan gewenst') - Representative from StorkKlinik - Martin Braad Larsen (Gay Dads Denmark ) - Henriette Kristensen (Transgender and parent of 3 children) After the panel, MIX School Film informs about the new EU initiative 'MUM DAD & KIDS' (http://www.mumdadandkids.eu/), which sets the stage for an open talk and debate in the MIX Lounge, where The Dutch Embassy invites everyone for a coffee/tea, cake and soda. Obvious questions are of course: - Who should define a family? - What is a family? - How do you create a family? - Who should form families? - What does EU think about this? Both the film and discussion are free. The Cinematheque is wheelchair accessible.

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Pinkwashing, Homonationalism, and the Future of LGBTQ Politics

‘Pride Denied,’ one of this year’s most thought provoking documentaries, raises many questions about pinkwashing, the commercialisation of the Pride movement, and LGBTQ politics. The panelists are invited to discuss these topics. PANEL to be confirmed The panel is moderated by Michael Nebeling Petersen (Culture and gender researcher, Southern Univeristy of Denmark) The panel is after the film in the MIX Lounge in Asta Bar. It is free and open to everyone, but the film costs normal cinema ticket price.

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Questioning the Binary

What does it mean to challenge the idea that there are only two genders? With inspiration from the documentary ‘Three to Infinity - Beyond Two Genders,’ we present a panel debate about how deep the question of gender goes, and the problems that arise when the non-binary person moves into the binary space. The panel focuses on the fact that because of ones assigned gender, you are also assigned a particular way of being. PANEL - Ezra Soares De Moraes - Niels Jansen - Nazila Kivi - Ragn Winge Lind - Noah Hex This panel is moderated by Anna Wandel-Petersen The panel is in the MIX Lounge. It is free and open to all, but the film costs regular ticket price.

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Meet The Queer Porn Makers

The screening of ‘This Is How We Do It’ is followed by a panel discussion with the people behind the cameras. We will discuss how different genres of porn are used as both political platforms and playgrounds for otherwise marginalised bodies, genders, and sexualities. Why is porn important, and how do you ensure ethical working conditions? What happens after they say “cut!”, and what separates mainstream porn from queer porn? PANEL - Konstantinos Menelaou (Director 'Lonely') - The team behind 'Pink Shiver' (performer Fucking Francis, director/cutter Clit Coppola, co-producer/distributor Dolly Danger) - Katy Bit (Director 'Last Call') - More to come... The panel is moderated by Moussa Theo Mchangama Jonsson (Digital Editor at Cover magazine, cand.mag i Modern Culture). Read about the films here: http://bit.ly/2cR1CvM The panel is after the short film program in the MIX Lounge in Asta Bar. It is free and open to everyone, but the short film program costs regular ticket price.

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Centrepiece Reception

On Wednesday, 5/10, we are half way through the festival week! We mark this midway point by showing specially selected films that we believe deserve extra attention! These films are the centrepieces of the festival, and on this occasion we hold a reception between the afternoon and evening screenings. The reception starts at 20.30 in Asta Bar, located in the basement of Cinemateket, and we will be serving beer, wine, soda, tea, and coffee. This year, our centrepieces will be the following films: ‘Where There Is Shade’, ‘Ella Maillard – Double Journey’, ‘The Pearl’, and ‘Spa Night’. Read more about the films this site!

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Queer Night in Sjællandsgade Bath House

MIX COPENHAGEN and Queer Sauna Cph invite you to a relaxed evening in Sjællandsgade Bad (Bath House), with LGBTQ shortfilms and music from MIKEY. Woodbridge, Twinhood, and DJ Stine Gry. The baths and sauna will be accessible all night and you are welcome to choose how much or how little clothing you wear. We will serve soda from Naturfrisk free of charge. We wish to create a relaxing space for all bodies, genders, and sexualities, and we ask that the visitors respect each others’ differences and boundaries. Sjællandsgade Bath House is not a cruising space. LIVE music on the 1st floor: ★ MIKEY. Woodbridge ★ Twinhood ★ DJ Stine Gry FILMS on the 2nd floor: ★ 'Spermwhore' (Anna Linder, 13 min., Sweden, 2016) ★ ‘Doc in a Box’ (Sarah Hill, 12 min., USA, 2015) ★ ‘Hattie Goes Cruising’ (Konstantin Bock, 18 min., USA, 2015) ★ ‘11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke’ (Allison Khoury, 9 min., USA, 2015) ★ 'Sauna the Dead - A Fairy Tale' (Tom Frederic, 23 min., UK, 2016)

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Meet the Jury: A Debate About the Future of LGBTQ Film

Friday 7/10 at 17.30 is your chance to meet our international jury as they visit the MIX Lounge for a panel debate about the future of LGBTQ film. This year, MIX COPENHAGEN has added a ‘Q’ to its name in part because queer includes people who are marginalized by society’s norms surrounding gender and sexuality but do not necessarily identify as LGBT. Increasingly, the festival is screening films that are more queer than LGBT, as queer has been portrayed in more mainstream and normative culture in recent years. As a subculture, are we being funneled into a society that pacifies and erases our specific heritage and history? Does the film industry and MIX as a festival have a responsibility to support a political culture that questions gender and sexuality? Or should MIX in fact work toward its own elimination and a time when LGBT communities no longer need their own festivals because mainstream film festivals and culture have embraced us? And is this why we need the Q?The audience is, of course, invited to take part in the debate.

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GENDERNAUTS: Talk with director Monika Treut

A revolutionary tale of fluid gender in the late 90s comes from one of this year’s MIX jury members, Monika Treut. Filmed in San Francisco, the lives of a group of transgender individuals, and one intersex individual, are celebrated in this groundbreaking exploration of trans subculture. Through interviews that develop the ideas and themes presented throughout the film, we look at the changes and decisions necessary for the individuals to live their lives as they wish, not allowing gender to be a characteristic that is used to define a person. The film will be presented and discussed afterwards by Monika Treut The event is free of charge and was made possible thanks to The Goethe Institute!

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LGBTQ Refugees: from persecution to asylum

We are currently witnessing one of history’s largest movements of refugees, and a significant number are fleeing from countries where LGBTQ people risk incarceration or execution. After the screening of a series of topical short films, a panel consisting of LGBTQ refugees, representatives from LGBTQ organisations, and filmmakers will talk about life as an LGBTQ refugee - from living in a country where it can be dangerous, through facing the European asylum system, to living as a double minority in a European country. The panel will include: - Moesiha Adan, Sabaah - Jannat Ali, trans activist - Anna Wistreich, director of the film 'Being Unbound' - Two representatives from LGBT Asylum - Sadaat Munir, founder and creative director, AKS Film - Art - Dialouge Festival Read more about the films here: http://bit.ly/2ckRYPH The panel is free and open to all, but the short film programme costs regular ticket price.

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Closing Gala & Lili Award

This year’s closing evening kicks off with welcome drinks at 19.30 in Empire Bio’s foyer before the award ceremony, which starts at 20.00. Here, we will crown the winners of the Lili Award and the Out&About Audience Award. Our international jury will be present to unveil the winning films. The host of this magnificent evening is actor and screenwriter Anna Neye, known for TV programs like ‘Normalerweize’ and ‘Kald mig bare brun.’ After the awards ceremony we get ready to enjoy this year’s closing film 'REAL BOY', a touching tale of Bennet’s transition, and his mother’s concerns. After the film, we open the doors to an amazing Closing Party in Warehouse9.

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Closing Party

MIX COPENHAGEN 2016 ends with a big party in Warehouse9! Come dance with us to the tunes of local and international acts. The party is a support party for LGBT Asylum - 10 DKK per paying guest goes to LGBT Asylum. FREE GLITTER FOR ALL !! Live: ★ Soho Rezanejad (DK) ★ Aerea Negrot (VE/DE) DJ sets: ★ MIKEY. Woodbridge (UK/DE) ★ Aerea Negrot (VE/DE) ★ Transparent Tim (DK) ★ Cockwhore & Macho (DK) Entrance: 50 DKK Agita will be our safety crew for the evening. Agita is a queer, anarchist initiative that is separatist for transgender people and women.

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Summer + Debat

MIX COPENHAGEN School Film presents this year the feature film 'Summer,' a lesbian coming of age film about Anne, who feel different and alienated in the Dutch country side , among friends, family and the nuclear power plant. When another girl moves to the city, something in Anne changes. Read about the movie here on the page. After the movie LGBTQ youth Denmark an LGBTQ parents network will give a Small presentation Normstormerne will also pop in and tell about the Great Work they Do in Copenhagen and perhaps help, learn us a trick or two On how to be norm critical . Following the presentation, you can continue the conversation in MIX lounge, where coffee / tea and soft drinks. Both the film and the panel is free and open to all. Cinematheque has level access.

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