Trans Stories 

The T in LGBTQ+! The screening puts trans and non-binary filmmakers and actors front and centre.

Undress Me

One night Mikaela, a trans woman, meets a guy who follows her home. The film examines our perceptions of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others.

Orig. title: Ta av mig
Director: Victor Lindgren
Country: Sweden
Year: 2013
Duration: 15 min

Josef tries to flee the feeling of a bad dream. He goes online where he meets @janabringlove on webcam. But the consequences of the meeting are not what he imagined. @janabringlove is fed up with the degradation of pleasing others.

Director: Jana Bringlöv Ekspong
Country: Sweden
Year: 2016
Duration: 5 min
Our Skin

A late night call takes an unexpected turn when two unlikely strangers, a transgender woman of color and a military veteran, gain the courage to be intimate with one another. Between gender, sexuality and post-traumatic stress disorder, their fleeting encounter unveils deeper truths about alienation and the human need to connect. Our Skin is a hybrid documentary structured with a real audio recording.

Director: João Queiroga
Country: Portugal, USA
Year: 2016
Duration: 17 min
Framing Agnes

In 2017, trans artists gained access to a 1950s archive of never-before-seen histories of transgender people. Through reenactment and documentary, they revive the past to redefine the future.

Director: Chase Joynt, Kristen Schilt
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min

After a childhood spent tightly together with a twin sister, Apila began to question their gender identity. This started a long process of self-acceptance, complicated by the expectations set by the environment and society.

Director: Petra Koponen
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min

In this exploratory visual hybrid between documentary and fiction we get to follow three young women whose everyday life is filled with violence and repression. They share their sorrows and fears of losing control. They find strength through their sisterhood and form a pact to use the extreme methods of their enemies to take control of their lives. A poetic drama between dream and reality.

Director: Saga Becker, Christofer Nilsson
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min