FTM-programme
Thursday 8pm - kleine zaal

The festival presents a special programme on FTM's (female-to-male trans) who suffer from insufficient visibility in the media, especially in comparison to the transvestites or MTF's (male-to-female trans) whom the media consider to be more "flamboyant"…
The FTM programme offers a selection of short films that are screened for the first time in Holland, covering topics such as manhood, how to act like a natural straight guy (is there such a thing?), and how one's own sense of gender identity is called into question when faced with a beloved's or a friend's transitioning.
 

A Boy Named Sue


Programme: FTM-programme
The stone butch Sue transitions into Theo over the course of six years. This process has been captured by the camera of friend and director Julie Wyman, resulting in one of the best-documented portrait on a FTM.
Skilfully structured, A Boy Named Sue explores the physiological and psychological changes facing Theo and his close circle of loving friends. By using an individual life to question labels such as gender identity, fag, dyke, butch and femme in an intimate way, the documentary contemplates on the wide range of gender identities that brought these people together.

production notes

Dir

Julie Wyman

USA 2000
57 min
Documentaire video
Documentary video
English with no subtitles

 

Manhood



Programme: FTM programme
A winningly goofy, buoyant, and high-spirited slice-of-life about a relationship between an FTM named Mason and his butch girl and their versions of manhood.

production notes

Dir

Mia Engberg

Sweden 1999
10 min
Video
English with no subtitles

 

Straightboy Lessons





Want to be a man? Straightboy Lessons is the funny and poignant journey of one transgendered boy as he learns to live as a man. He takes lessons from his non-trans friend (and messes up his original ideas about gender).

production notes

Dir
Ray Rea

USA 1999
10 min
16mm
English with no subtitles