Wicked Queer 40

SHORT FILM PROGRAM

(Trans)portation: Transgender Stories

Streaming 

Apr 15

 - 

Apr 30, 2024

Director
Year
Run Time
min
Country
Language
PROGRAM Time
92
minutes
Content warning:
This film is presented in
with English subtitles.
This shorts program seeks to highlight the lesser told trans stories, especially those told by trans people themselves. The stories often found and repeated in the world are not often the stories that resonate the most with the living trans experience. Transport yourself out of that narrative and into a more authentic trans experience.

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This short film program includes the following films:

EW

3
min 
Content warning:
A hand processed camera roll film meditating on gender and hair.
DIRECTOR
Claire Maske, Tati Chavitage
COUNTRY
United States
LANGUAGE
English

Code Switch

5
min 
Content warning:
Drug use, Weed
Codeswitch follows a Black trans person as they navigate the barbershop, illuminating the complexity and dynamism of gender expression.
DIRECTOR
MX.ROTI (Micah Lyric Borneo)
COUNTRY
United States
LANGUAGE
English

The Voice of Fear

6
min 
Content warning:
In how many worlds has your fear trapped you? This film may not give you an answer, but it'll show you some of mine.
DIRECTOR
Henrique Arruda
COUNTRY
Brazil
LANGUAGE
Portuguese

Scaring Women At Night

11
min 
Content warning:
Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection forcing them to question who they're afraid of and why.
DIRECTOR
Karimah Zakia Issa
COUNTRY
Canada
LANGUAGE
English

Unnamed

13
min 
Content warning:
Zainab is a successful girl who supports her family financially, but considers herself a boy in spirit, and now she has decided to undergo gender transition, but in addition to her family's opposition and the society's inappropriate view of this issue, she has more difficulties There is something more important to come. she, who played in the country's national volleyball team for a while and is now in the Bartar league, if she does this, she will be removed from professional volleyball forever due to her short stature compared to men, and not only will she lose her professional future, but also her livelihood and her family who are under her care will be in trouble.
DIRECTOR
Iranmehr Salimi
COUNTRY
Iran
LANGUAGE
Persian

My Dear

15
min 
Content warning:
Jia-Lin is a transgender theatre actress who plays the role of a mother in a classic play. One day, her adopted son, Yu, was released from the Juvenile Detention House and settled down with Jia-Lin and Jia-Lin's mother, but the family issue arose between the three as the play continued playing on the stage.
DIRECTOR
Hsin-Hui Huang
COUNTRY
Taiwan
LANGUAGE
Chinese

The Sketch

9
min 
Content warning:
Arriving in Paris, I start learning two languages, French and drawing. In an artist's studio, I meet Linda Demorrir, a live model. Like me, she is transgender and an immigrant. As I draft her outlines, it is also myself that I learn to draw.
DIRECTOR
Tomas Cali
COUNTRY
France
LANGUAGE
Portuguese, French

Robin

14
min 
Content warning:
A teenager, unwillingly cast as the male lead in a coming-of-age film, runs away in search of their real identity. In accepting help from those around them, they begin to discover who they are while charting a path forward.
DIRECTOR
Tris Arthur
COUNTRY
United States
LANGUAGE
English

The Robbers

16
min 
Content warning:
Three trans women meet in a country house to plan a robbery. The trick of the heist is that, in order to create a false trail, they disguise themselves as men. While they share everyday life as a well-established team and lovers, they practice speaking in a deep voice, walking manly and behaving in a masculine manner. In this process, they reach their emotional and physical limits and repeatedly fail to imitate male connoted behavior.
DIRECTOR
Isa Schieche
COUNTRY
Austria
LANGUAGE
German