Genderbende / Genderblend

A film by: Sophie Dros

A story about five young people who neither feel male or female, but rather position themselves somewhere in between. Everyday they are confronted with being different, yet they are proud to be who they are. The young people in this film all have their own struggles but together they tell a strong story about acceptance. The film plays with the curiosity, interest and incomprehension of anything outside the mainstream gender norm. Isn’t everyone’s gender actually ‘fluid’? Wouldn’t it be liberating if we could break the narrow-mindedness about gender? The five “gender fluid” characters make us question our sometimes-rigid society and offer a moment of reflection, how male or female are you? The film celebrates the individual.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 67’ 40”
Completion: 05/2017
Genre: documentary
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Debut Competition Won: Debut Award of the City of Utrecht
  • DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany (30 October – 5 November, 2017)
    International Programme
  • Madrid International Lesbian Gay and Transsexual Film Festival, Spain (26 October – 12 November, 2017)
  • International Competition
  • International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia, Spain (9 – 16 February, 2018)
    Official Selection Feature Documentaries
  • IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö, Sweden (9 – 15 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Zinentiendo – LGTBIQ Film Festival, Spain (12 – 20 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund|Cologne, Germany (24 – 29 April, 2018)
    queerfilm section: begehrt!
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (25 – 29 April, 2018)
    Best Long Documentary Competition

Director: Sophie Dros
Director Of Photography: Boas van Milligen Bielke
Sound: Job Michel
Sound Design: Gijs den Hartogh
Editor: Erik ten Brinke
Producer: Olivia Sophie Van Leeuwen
Line Producer: Carolien Everswijk
Music: Reinier van Harten
Composer: Thomas Goralski
Title designer: Sander Brouwer