- We believe that QTIPOC filmmakers and moving image artists should be empowered to create images reflecting their lives, and we do this through finance because of many of the hurdles faced by QTIPOC filmmakers are financial.
- We believe that QTIPOC filmmakers and moving image artists have been underrepresented in LGBTQI+ filmmaking and want to ensure they receive financial help in enabling them to produce work of high quality.
- We believe class, gender, ability, nationality, immigration status, language, and being openly gender non-conforming or openly pansexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can act as additional barriers for QTIPOC in order to develop and flourish as filmmakers and moving image artists.
- We believe that QTIPOC filmmakers who centre QTIPOC lives in their films, in front of and behind the camera, face additional burdens in realising the completion of their work.
- We believe that applying for finance in order to complete short films to a high quality for exhibition and distribution is a barrier for QTIPOC filmmakers in terms of time and resources, so Wahala Film Fund is set up to not be an additional energy drain for the filmmakers.
- We would like to see more QTIPOC stories from Europe and the Global South, and have placed a special emphasis on filmmakers who originate and are based in these regions.