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From Birth to Chosen

From Birth to Chosen

Mind

Austraila, 2011, 26 min
Genre/Subjects: Arts & Literature, Coming Out, Discrimination, Parenting / Family, Transgender, Female-to-Male, Biography
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Emma Crimmings

Look Who's Morphing writer Tom Cho reflects upon his experiences as a Chinese tomboy growing up in Australia who felt deeply the disappointment of his mother when he rejected dolls and pink walls in favor of Star Wars toys and Godzilla. Mind artfully incorporates archival, fantasy and interview footage to illustrate Cho's descriptions of transition as both a creative and destructive process.

Bearded Man (Mann mit Bart)

Germany, 2011, 11 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Family, Language: in German with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Maria Pavlidou

Now Meral is a grown up woman trying to explain to her very traditional family that beards are more important to her in ways they could have never imagined.

James Dean

UK, 2010, 8 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Female-to-Male, Youth, Family / Parenting
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Lucy Asten Elliot

'James Dean' follows the Faulkners as they desperately try to leave for their family holiday. Efforts to co-ordinate the trip are thwarted by their inability to get all members into the car at the same time. Frustrated by their dawdling, 14 year old daughter Alex has picked this inopportune moment to tell her elder sister Morvern, Mum and Dad her secret. However, with a distracted and currently disinterested family, she realises the only way to tell them is to show them.

Spiral Transition

USA, 2010, 6 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Youth, Biography
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Ewan Duarte

Follow a filmmakers evolving relationship with his mother as he transitions.

Thinking Straight

UK, 2010, 9 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Female-to-Male, Youth
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Ric Forester

A coming of age drama about struggling with your sexuality, first time relationships and finding out who you really are.

Im Just Anneke

USA/Canada, 2010, 11 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Family / Parenting, Biography, Youth
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Skurnik

The story of Anneke a gender fluid twelveyearold girl whos taking hormone blockers that delay puberty so she can decide if she wants to be male, female, or somewhere inbetween, when she grows up.

AWARDS
2010 Audience Award, Outfest Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA
2010 Change Maker Award, Media that Matters Film Festival, USA

Franswa Sharl

Australia, 2009, 14 min
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Coming Out, Drag, Gay, Gender, Parenting / Family , Youth
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Hannah Hillard

Twelve year old Greg has inherited his fathers competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have different ideas about where Greg should focus his talents. When his creative pursuits fail to amuse his father Greg goes to bizarre lengths to win him back.
Based on a true story.

AWARDS
2010 Winner Crystal Bear Best Short Film, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
2010 Best Australian Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival
2010 IF Award Most Popular Film , Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia
2010 Ursula Award Best Short Film, 21st Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Germany