Trans films honored at Amsterdam’s TranScreen

The audience's picks for Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival which ran from 8 to 12 May

Trans films honored at Amsterdam’s TranScreen
16 May 2013

The audience award winners from Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, TranScreen were announced earlier this week with a documentary/artfilm about ‘the smallest drag queen in the world’ taking the top slot.

The German film called One Zero One – the story of Cybersissy & BayBjane directed by Tim Lienhard tells the story of Morrocan-German Mourad ‘the smallest drag queen in the world’ and his partner Antoine. It’s described as ‘part documentary, part camp-style visual fairy tale’.

Runner-up was Orchids – My Intersex Adventure by Australian filmmaker Phoebe Hart in which she travels the country with her sister Bonnie interviewing other intersex people and explores how her own family responded to the condition.

A statement from TranScreen said they are ‘very much aware of the fact that it is not easy for intersex people to be associated with transgender issues’.

The festival organizers invited Juliette Kuling, chair of Dutch support for people with intersex conditions, DSDNederland to discuss the relationship between trans and intersex issues. ‘[It was] a very special connective moment that we hope will happen more in future,’ said TranScreen.

In the short film category four films were tied:

  • the UK’s Faryal Velmi with What You Looking At about the similarities between a girl in a burqa and a transvestite
  • Australia’s Alex Kelly with Queen of the Desert about a trans woman working with indigenous youth
  • Canada’s Tess Vo with Our Compass about the challenges of the term ‘mentally challenged with LGBTQ youth
  • Alec Butler’s The Misadventures of Pussy Boy; First Period, a puppet animation about two-spirited transgender youth Alick.

Watch a trailer for One Zero One – the story of Cybersissy & BayBjane here:

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