Screening: 11/12/2020 / 18:00h

Sophie Dros / Netherlands / 2017 / 68′
Director: Sophie Dros
Screenplay: Sophie Dros
Editor: Erik Ten Brinke
Sound: Job Michel
Music:  Reinier van Harten
Composer: Thomas Goralski
Cinematographer: Boas van Milligen Bielke
Production: Halal
Producers: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Carolien Everswijk
Starring: Anne Bosveld, Selm Wenselaers, Lashawn Jordan, Dennis Bijleveld, Lisa Bosveld


‘Genderbende’ is the story of the search for gender identity through the lives of five people who do not identify neither as men nor women. They see themselves outside the mainstream gender norm. Through their various everyday problems, we can understand the challenges that transgender people face in expressing their identity yet proudly being who they are. The young people portrayed in this film all have their own struggles and together they create a compelling story about acceptance. This film celebrates the individual.


Sophie Dros is a director from Netherland known for her movies addressing politically incorrect subjects and lifestyles she feels intrigued by and through which is trying to emphasize that people aren’t that different from one another. She takes the medium of film to broaden our horizons and helps us learn more about people and subjects we would otherwise never encounter. Her film Rubber Romance in 2014 was awarded by the jury for best dramatic short at the CineKink Film Festival, while for the film My Silicone Love in 2015 she received Audience Award at the Keep and Eye Filmacademie Festival, as well as several awards for best short and best student film at the international film festivals. Genderbende is her first long documentary screened at over 40 festivals around the world with great success.

FESTIVALS and awards

Festival Filministies 2019 – Coup de Coeur Filministes award
Serile Filmului Gay International Film Festival 2019 – Public Choice Award Best Documentary
Queer Film Festival Munich 2019
Korea Queer Film Festival 2019
Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2019
CinHomo – International LGBT Film Festival 2018 – Jury Prize for Best Documentary
Mostra FIRE!! – Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary award
Nederlands Film Festival 2017 – Prize of the City of Utrecht for Best debut
PRINDIE – Princeton Independent Film Festival 2018 – award
Leipzig DOK Festival 2017 – nomination in the Young Eyes Film Award
IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmo 2018
Zinentiendo – LGBT Film Festival 2018
EDOC – International Documentary Film Festival 2018
International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia 2018
Toronto LLGBT Film Festival 2018
ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2018
Beijing Queer Film Festival 2018
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2018
Feminist Festival Malmo 2018
Fargo-Moorhed LGBT Film Festival 2018
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2018