Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
During Chapter 3HREE AND A 1/2 where we do not work with a Guest but offer space to a variety of parties, we have chosen to ask Chris Belloni to curate films for our Couch during this period.
Chris Belloni is the founder of Stichting art.1 an independent, not-for-profit cultural organization, which hosts the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (IQMF) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IQMF celebrates diverse and inclusive cinema with a special focus on queer and migrant themes. The annual event includes art exhibitions, workshops, talks, as well as an international talent programme that provides training for filmmakers (IQMF Academy).
Chris Belloni is also the founder of Youth Artivists for Change which is a project that raises awareness on human rights / LGBTQ+ rights, as well as gender equality. Activities include queer film festivals, photo exhibitions, debate panels and the activation of safe art spaces.