trans pride official short film night 

2018 programme




Director: Brenda Akele Jorde | Ghana and Germany | 2018 | 10 minutes

Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist Va-Bene -  A.K.A. crazinisT artisT - challenges normative conventions with her work, investigating and questioning social constructivism and its relationship with the "culturality" of gender stereotypes and sexual misrepresentation.

Content note: discussion of assault, nudity, alcohol. 

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#MyTransBody Is

Director: Fox Fisher | UK | 2018 | 2 minutes

The bodies of trans people are always compared to cis bodies that conform to strict and oppressive ideas of bodies and beauty; it is seen as the ultimate, non-attainable goal. #MyTransBody Is celebrates trans bodies while expanding the bandwidth of what is considered beautiful, desirable and worthy of love.

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Pinky Gurung

Director: Gopal Shivakoti | Nepal | 2018 | 13 minutes

With the second phase of Nepal’s elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies just around the corner, Pink Gurung - a trans woman candidate - is busy in a door-to-door campaign rooted in her fervent belief in the importance of Third Gender political representation.

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Step This Way

Director: Sarah Hill | USA | 2017 | 12 minutes

In this equally hilarious and mortifying animation, a trans passenger navigates the difficulties of air travel. For your safety it is necessary to comply with all binary gender markers you encounter along your journey.  

Content note: transphobia, unwanted touching, alcohol. 

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Get Off My Turf!

Director: Fox Fisher | UK | 2018 | 7 minutes

Chloe doesn't know that her neighbour Penny is highly transphobic. When Chloe overhears Penny on the phone speaking about trans people, she discloses to Penny that she is trans. This results in a conflict between the two women that tests their already established friendship, and explores topics of modern transphobia and the life experiences of trans women in society today.

Content note: transphobia, domestic abuse, swearing, alcohol, homophobic slur, ageism. 

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Push Pink

Director: Kai Tillman | USA | 2017 | 9 minutes

A trans person's conflict using the public restroom leads him on a journey to answer some unresolved questions.

Content note: alcohol. 


More Love, Less Prepackaged Bullshit

Director: Neelu Bhuman | USA | 2017 | 2 minutes

Set to the soul beat of Assata Shakur, a trio of a black trans woman, a brown genderqueer person and a white queer cis man resist dystopia with a sweet bowl full of joy, intimacy, and love.

Content note: swearing. 

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Rituals For Change

Writer and performer: Emma Frankland | UK | 2018 | 15 minutes

This piece is composed of three short clips from the film adaptation of highly acclaimed theatre performance Rituals for Change, presented by Cornish artist Emma Frankland. The project explores transition and the fluidity of change.

Content note: nudity, flashing images that may trigger photosensitive epilepsy. 

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Sunken Plum

Directors: Xiaoxi Xu and Roberto F. Canuto | China | 2017 | 20 minutes

Working at a nightclub in Chengdu, a transgender Chinese woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, informing her that the mother she has brushed aside, has died.

Content note: transphobia, nudity, sex, alcohol, fatphobia, swearing, real footage of transphobic police violence.

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