For the fifth year running, Trans Pride Brighton, My Genderation and Eyes Wide Open Cinema have teamed up to curate a selection of short film exploring a variety of trans lives and experiences worldwide. This eclectic selection, featuring both fact and fiction film, is a testament to the heterogeneity of trans lives and a celebration of resilience in the face of oppression.
The programme will be screened first on Friday 21 July at Duke's at Komedia - tickets are available here.
Our second screening of the programme will be on Monday 31 July at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill - tickets are available here.
Directors: Juliet Jacques and Ker Walwork. UK 2016. 10 mins.
A meditation on the biology of sex and gender, shot on 16mm celluloid film and narrated by Rebecca Root.
MajestyGirls: The Lady Keteva
Director: Veronica Robinson. USA 2015. 9mins.
At the wise age of 59, a transgender woman reflects on her struggles growing up in one of the roughest projects in Miami.
Director: Calí Dos Anjos. Brazil 2017. 10 mins.
This enchanting documentary, which uses both real life footage and animation, explores the lives of a selection of trans people in Brazil.
Director: Rowyn Mottershead. UK 2017. 9 mins.
A group of transgender young adults to explore their identity and reflect on their transitions.
Skeleton In A Beret
Director: Mabz Beet. UK 2017. 7 mins.
Two trans people talk about how they have actively used video games as part of how they explore not just their gender, but their skills, self-confidence, and self-expression.
Director: Anne-Marie O’Connor. UK 2016. 14 mins.
When Kate discovers that her mum is gravely ill, a fact that her stepfather had been keeping from her, she reflects back on their relationship, from her pre-transition childhood to the present day.
Directors: Fox Fisher and Owl (Ugla Stefanía). Iceland 2017 . 7 mins.
A trans girl in a remote farm in Iceland finds out that she has more in common with a farmhand from England than she originally thought.
Director: Kai Tillman. Cuba 2016. 7 mins.
A child living in a small Cuban town creates a secret world to explore their developing identity.
Director: Mike Paulucci. USA 2016. 10 mins.
A Chicago teenager decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance.