Femke (she/they) studied Cultural Awereness and was involved with ViRUS, a cultural festival in Eindhoven. Femke organized movie nights at the AOR and theme nights at the Effenaar. In 2006 they moved to Amsterdam to set up an LGBTIQA+ network for Amnesty. Femke has been engaged in TranScreen and the board of the TransMotion Foundation since 2010. Furthermore, she is one of the founding members of the new Rainbow Canon of the Netherlands and works at Transgender Network.
Laura (she/her) has studied Gender Studies at the Research Master at Utrecht University and has a BA in Media Studies, majoring in film and theater. Her fields of interest are Queer Theory and Trans Studies and she often writes about queerness, gender, and asexualities. Laura is a senior fellow of Humanity in Action NL. She has also been involved in the development of the new Rainbow Canon of the Netherlands.
David (he/him) graduated with an MA in Film and Photographic Studies and has several years of working experience in various museums and cultural institutes. His main interest lies in themes of gender and sexuality in art and culture. In 2018 he was curator of the exhibition of the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival and since that same year, he has been involved with TranScreen.
Zinga (they/them) is this year’s new edition to the TranScreen team. They study Cultural and Social Education and are an intern at Transgender Netwerk Nederland. They are also a volunteer at Trans Magazine and involved with getting inclusive toilets at their school (HvA). Zinga is an ambassador for genderpraatjes, a helpline for youth who might have gender-related questions. Zinga finds it important to fight against racism and discrimination and to contribute to more visibility.
Art (he/him) is a filmmaker and writer from the Meervaart Studio and HKU. In 2021 and 2022 he was a programmer for the LGBT Film Festival Thessaloniki and Westbeach Film Festival.
Ayla (they/them) graduated as a teacher of visual arts and design at the Breitner Academy at the AHK. They then followed the Production Design course at the Dutch Film Academy and worked as an intern assistant programming at IDFA. Ayla is also active at Genderpraatjes and annually at IDFA as a moderator.
Cyd (they/them) holds a PhD in Queer Studies and Gender History. Cyd now works at UU as a film festival researcher and is working on a project on the importance of identity and community for transgender film festivals in Europe. Cyd has ten years of experience organizing festivals in both the UK and Sweden. Cyd has also published several articles on queer and trans femininities and wants to publish a book on the same themes.
Selm (she/they) studied History in Antwerp and Berlin and moved to Amsterdam in 2017 to work as a programmer and dramaturge at Frascati Theater, then at Theater Rotterdam. She made the documentary ‘Belgian Dream’ and is an advisor to the Flemish Audiovisual Fund and the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. Selm is currently working on the book ‘In-between Human’, which should be published by Atlas Contact in 2023.
With eternal gratitude to: Jiro, Plette, Karola, Majk, Lara, Samuel, Lae, Gabriël, Alejandra, Milan, Ingrid, Monica, Willemijn, Boots, Dorien, Bilge, Anke, Jane, Vick, Erik, Alex, Mijke, Mikki, Eeée, Ben, Miss Tobi, Hannah, Anke, the Gingerteam, all TransHands and board of Foundation TransMotion.
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