On Wednesday 14 and Saturday 27 January we will screen short films by Dutch makers on the Bamberger Kurzfilmtage.
Freddie Lian | The Netherlands | 2023 | 6 min | Dutch spoken | English subtitles | Drama
An uncertain genderqueer person, Jae, wants to make their mother proud by including her in their established life. If their mom continues to keep their contact superficial, Jae keeps trying to initiate a confrontation.
Melissa Martens | The Netherlands | 2015 | Dutch spoken | English subtitles | Drama
Coming of age drama in which thirteen-year-old Nasser is expected to behave like a young woman.
Iniyavan Elumalai | The Netherlands | 2023 | 16 min | Dutch spoken | English subtitles | Fiction
A cis, straight-identifying male and a non-binary person fall in love. Will they find the courage to be honest with themselves and the world?
Something About Alex (Anders)
Reinout Hellenthal | The Netherlands | 2017 | 19 min | Dutch spoken | English subtitles | Drama
Teenager Alex has a special bond with his sister’s boyfriend. When they announce plans to move to the city he is sent into a tailspin.
I am not a Number: Alejandra
Bart Peters | The Netherlands | 2022 | 20 min | English spoken | English subtitles | Documentary
I am Not a Number is an intimate documentary portrait series in which five transgender women tell their stories. Each woman shares her experiences of migration, the struggles she faces, and where she finds strength. I Am Not a Number: Alejandra is the first in the series.
We had two showings of our selection of transgender short films from the Netherlands for the Bamberg Kurzfilmtage .
After the first screening, we had a Q&A with Femke & Laura, moderated by Tobi.
After the second screening we had a Q&A with Eé & Femke, moderated by Mirjam.
Both times, the packed audience was deeply moved by the films and awarded each of them with a warm applause. We were so glad so many of our community showed up. It was great to connect with you all.
Afterwards, we received a chocolate creation of angels as a thank you from the creator of the awards, Adelbert Heil, who made this year’s awards from chocolate.