Date(s) - 13/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
TranScreen is the Amsterdam Transgender film festival. This year is the 4th edition of this small biennial festival. Expect movies and documentaries, mostly with English subtitles if they are in another language. But next to that there will also be lectures, debates and exhibitions. In other words: a festival where almost everybody can find something to enjoy and learn.
The events during the festival will take place at various locations. The main venue and centre of the festival however is the Kriterion cinema. This cinema is located in the centre of the city right next to a main university campus.
TranScreen Program and latest news
The program of the festival hasn’t been announced yet. Check out the TranScreen website for the latest news about that. You can also take part as a volunteer. Just send an email to volunteers[a]transcreen.org
TranScreen published their program. There are a lot of great movies and documentaries, so check out the website of TranScreen. Here are some highlights we have selected:
- Opening Ceremony and Opening Movie – Thursday September 14th, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Opening movie My Nature: A beautiful and unique film about Simon, a transman, who leaves his hometown in Southern Italy to the idyllic central Italian countryside of Umbria to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Through new friendships and experiences in contact with nature, he learns to love himself after many years of self-hate.
After the screening + Q&A. Drinks in the Kriterion foyer untill 1 AM.
- Sexperimental Friday September 15th, 9 PM – 10:45 PM, Kriterion. In the SEXPERIMENTAL block you can see two documentaries and one short comedy. Both documentaries are followed by a Q&A.
Soapcunt – Finn Peaks | Germany | 2015 | 2’ | Comedy | No dialogue
Spermwhore + Q&A Anna Linder | Sweden | 2015 | 12’ | Experimental documentary | English spoken | No subtitles
Vem ska knulla pappa? (Who will fuck daddy?) + Q&A Lasse Långström | Sweden | 2015 | 65’ | Documentary, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama & Romance | Swedish spoken | English subtitles
- MAJOR! + debate – Annalise Ophelian | USA | 2015 | 91’| Documentary | English spoken | English subtitles
Saturday September 16th, 1 PM – 3:30 PM, Kriterion 2
MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73 year-old black transgender activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion, a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, a community leader and human rights activist. Her personal story intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960’s to today.