TranScreen Festival is now accepting film submissions by, about and of interest to the Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) community and allies including family, friends and partners.
TranScreen envisions more positive and authentic representations of gender diversity and hopes to encourage dialogue and the sharing of stories between and across communities both locally and globally.

Of special interest for this year’s festival, (but not exclusively) we would especially welcome contributions regarding the following themes:

Sex work – Films bringing into focus the everyday life of sex workers from both a fiction point of view or documentaries on the subject.

Brazil – With Bolsonaro’s presidency in place, we want to focus on the lives of trans individuals and/or on the viewpoints of trans makers from this region.

Youtube/Family – Films that deal with online youth platforms such as Youtube, or that focus on trans experiences from a family context.

Refugees – Either documentaries or fictional films detailing the lives of trans refugees.

Furthermore, we particularly welcome feature length fiction films!

Contributions can be sent by filling in the form at
The submission deadline is Februari 1st 2019.
There is NO entry fee. You’ll receive notification whether your work is accepted for the festival as soon as possible.


TranScreen x IFFR Young Selectors: Girls Lost

Friday December 14th at 8 PM – 3 AM WORM Rotterdam Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam, Netherlands

The new IFFR Young Selectors are coming this year with the theme of Seeking Identity. In today’s hypermodern, hyper-digital rapidly changing world, the sense of who we are and what it means to be yourself is quickly transforming. In a series of events, you’re going to join us on a trip to explore the different facets of personal identity. This time around we are putting the focus on gender and identity.

FILM: Girls Lost 🦋

In Girls Lost we join teenage outcast friends Kim, Momo and Bella, shy and soft-spoken girls, as they spend their junior high school days being bullied by boys, unable to stand up for themselves. The tide magically turns when they plant a mysterious seed that grows a special flower with nectar that allows them to turn into boys at night.

What is it like to live as ‘the stronger sex’? How do the change of perspective and their temporary metamorphosis affect their friendship’s dynamic and their relationships with others? More importantly, how does all this genderbending magic transform the way they see themselves and the way they feel at home in their bodies?

Get ready for a magical realist fairy tale about gender identity.✨🌺


AFTERPARTY: Flower Garden 👯‍♂️🌺👯‍♀️

20:00 hours: walk-in
20:30 hours: start short film ‘Absent Wound’
20:45 hours: start ‘Girls Lost’
22:30 hours: end ‘Girls Lost’
22:45 hours: start discussion “Film & Identity”
23:15 hours: start afterparty in the Flower Garden 🌺
03:00 hours: end afterparty

Combi Tickets (Film + Afterparty) = €8
Afterparty = €5 [DOORSALE ONLY]

IQMF: Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)

Zaterdag 8 december 22: 15 – 23:35 in De Balie
Zondag 9 december 19:00 – 20:20 in De Balie

Samen met IQMF co-hosten wij deze prijswinnende documentaire volgt Mc Linn Da Quebrada, een zwarte transvrouw, artiest en activist uit een van de armere wijken van São Paulo. Haar muziek is een funky wapen tegen machismo en met haar sterke en uitdagende voorkomen op het podium, gaat ze continue de strijd aan met rolpatronen en stereotypering.

Saturday December 8th 22:15 – 23:35 at De Balie
Sunday December 9th 19:oo – 20:20 at De Balie

Together with IQMF we co-host this award-winning documentary follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist from a poor region of São Paulo. Her electrifying funk music sounds like a “gun” against machismo. With a really strong and daring presence on stage, she constantly seeks to discuss and fight paradigms and stereotypes.

#ifyoulove political activism, body positivity & electro hip hop

This Side of Heaven, 10 November 20:30 Cavia, Amsterdam

THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN from Todd Verow on Vimeo.
V (Philly Abe), an older trans woman, is desperately trying to hold on to her rent stabilized apartment in New York City. She has endured many tragedies involving former lovers, friends, and acquaintances over the 26 years she has lived in her rat, roach and junkie infested building. She has survived corrupt landlord after corrupt landlord but her struggles have left her agoraphobic and reclusive.

Before the screening, Giuliana from ADM will give an introduction about ADM.

Apricot Groves, 7 November, Kriterion Amsterdam, 19:30

De Iraans-Armeense Aram is in zijn jeugd geëmigreerd naar de Verenigde Staten. Nu keert hij voor het eerst terug naar Armenië om zijn Armeense vriendin, met wie hij in de Verenigde Staten samenwoonde, ten huwelijk te vragen. Aram komt onderweg in aanraking met diverse culturele, religieuze en nationale verschillen maar er wachten grotere hindernissen op hem.

  • Een inleiding wordt verzorgd door Werner Borkes, directeur en programmeur van LGBTQA Filmfestival Roze Filmdagen.
Aram, an Iranian Armenian who has immigrated to the US when he was a child, returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to his Armenian girlfriend whom he met and lived with in the US. Aram meets many cultural, religious, and national differences during his one-day trip, but there are some bigger obstacles still ahead.
  • An introduction for this screening will be given by Werner Borkes, director and programmer of LGBTQA Filmfestival Roze Filmdagen