Transition - International Queer Minorities Film Festival 2021

10 – 13 june ’21

transition international queer & minorities film festival showcases the diversity of minorities within the lgbtiqa+ spectrum. every year in vienna, austria, we use film as a way to confront, break stereotypes and engage our audience using discussions, workshops and lectures.

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https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-
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LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT

TR, 2019
96 min., OmeU
LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT is the story of two women who begin to question their belief in love and the laws of physics. As teenagers, Eren, the daughter of a powerful member of the Turkish parliament, and Reyhan, the daughter of the keeper in the summer house that Eren’s family owns, fall deeply in love. Their ill-fated love affair gets ended abruptly and forcibly by Eren’s parents. 20 years later, they cross paths again and embark on a day-long journey around the stunning island of Büyükada near Istanbul. Together they try to lift an old love spell, which Reyhan had put on Eren, while taking a trip down memory lane. Ümit Ünal’s film is a nostalgic and modern melodrama and a queer response to conventional and heteronormative currents within Turkish cinema.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-
Dokumentarfilm

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

US, 2020
107 min., OmeU
in 2017, reports about persecution, torture and assassination of lgbtiq* people in chechnya made waves in the international press. ramzan kadyrov, chechen leader, who is strongly backed by the kremlin, denied all accusations and even the existence of queer people in chechnya. david france’s film is dedicated to the work of a moscow based group of activists, who have come together to save queer lives and smuggle people out of chechnya. using deepfake technology and with the support of volunteers, who „lent“ their faces to those affected, the film allows to maintain the activists‘ anonymity.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-
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THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

US/BR, 2019
88 min., eOV
tina is 30 years old, lives in new york without a residence permit and works as a taxi driver to pay the bills. she lives with her mexican grandmother eliana, who struggles to understand tina’s beginning process of transitioning. tormented by the constant fear of being deported and after witnessing transphobic violence in her neighborhood, tina becomes active in the local transgender community. the garden left behind is an intimate and multifaceted picture about the reality of an immigrant trans person in the trump era. the film does not only address trans realities on a narrative level but also makes sure that all transgender characters are played by transgender actors.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-
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BEYTO

CH, 2020
98 min., OmdU
Beyto is a terrific swimmer and everybody’s cool buddy. But as the young Swiss man with Turkish roots falls in love with his handsome coach Mike, his perfect world seems to fall apart. For Beyto’s parents there is only one solution to maintain the tradition and honor of their family: He has to marry a woman as soon as possible! They lure their son into their Turkish home village and organize a wedding with Beyto’s childhood friend Seher. All of a sudden, Beyto finds himself in the middle of a devastating love triangle: How can he stand by Mike without destroying Seher’s future?
Based on a novel by the award-winning writer Yusuf Yesilöz, Swiss director Gitta Gsell tells a multicultural story of love and emancipation – full of empathy, sensuality and summer feelings. Alongside Swiss Movie Award winner Dimitri Stapfer, the two newcomers Burak Ates and Ecem Aydin shine in their first leading roles.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-
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THE LAST IMAGE

BR, 2020
71 min., OmeU (portugiesisch)
benedito senna is blind, and perhaps for that reason his life choices as much as his poetry are so imagetic. after moving from the brazilian city of belém to paris, he fell in love and married jean luc, a devoted reader of his poems. it was also in paris, where he met another benedito, a film director and visual artist from brazil. based on their mutual interest in images and poetry, these two artists start an amazing friendship that finally leads into the common project of shooting a movie together. during the filming process, they realize that things are no longer the same and differences arise. the last image is not only a reflection on the visual and its place in a blind man’s life, but also a reflection on filmmaking itself.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-
Porn Film Festival Vienna

PORNights: QUEER PORN SHORTS

This short film collection is a celebration of the innumerable and diverse forms of queer sexuality. So called “key parties” are being reinvented, BDSM practices are shown in a kinky yet intimate and raw way, and anonymous sexual encounters in the lesbian cruising scene are explored. Watch pin-up beauty Mimosa experience an otherworldly orgasm and meet freshly-fucked foodies order a special delivery. Also questions are being raised: about belonging and feeling home in queer scenes, about being “queer enough.” They lead into a playful exploration of sexualities, joy and pleasure.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
www.pornfilmfestivalvienna.at/
Tickets 8.-

Dokumentarfilm

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL

DE, 2021
72 min., OmeU
yana ugrekhelidze’s debut feature documentary instructions for survival accompanies alexander, a transgender man, and his wife mari through a turbulent period of conflicts caused by anti-lgbtiq* sentiments widespread within the georgian society. while alexander must keep his transition a secret and is still identified as “female” in his passport, which means he cannot legally find work, mari decides to become a surrogate mother in exchange for 12,000 dollars. the couple’s originally pragmatic plan to leave georgia with the money and seek freedom in europe turns into an emotional dilemma when alexander and mari begin to develop a relationship with the unborn child.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-
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MOSS AGATE

LB, 2021
68 min., OmeU (spanisch)
agate moss by sélim mourad is a visually stunning film essay about life, death, and reincarnation. the films characters are torn between nostalgia and hope, between destruction and creation. they travel between different worlds and artistic media and yet, they are still situated in a very specific scenario, which is the one of a crisis-ridden lebanon. agate moss is the last part of sélim mourad’s political trilogy about the body, after linceul (2018) and cortex (2019), and once again the queer, naked body plays an essential role in it. framed by a philosophical narrative and combining painterly images with mythical motifs, mourad’s new film is a unique aesthetic experience.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-
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POSTCARDS FROM SICILY

DE, 2020
56 min., OmeU (deutsch)
springtime in berlin. the relation between marcus and claudia has reached a downturn. marcus doesn’t know where to go and seeks refuge at his sister jana. however, jana and claudia get to know each other – none of the three is aware of the interconnections. the two women fall in love, while homeless marcus finds himself more and more marginalized…

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures. Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-
Eröffnungsfilm

LEADING LADIES & Sheer Quorma

CO, 2021
81 min., OmeU (spanisch)

this unscripted, fully improvised colombian movie by director ruth caudeli, is a tale of five young women who have gathered for a celebratory dinner. the occasion is the sudden return of marce, who had also disappeared without any warning two months ago. even when she reveals the secret of her disappearance, it appears as if the group could not accept or believe her explanation. by capturing the dinner party through each participant’s eyes, the film reflects on how guilt can color our perspectives and memories. leading ladies depicts a night in which secrets and lies begin to unravel, lies that have been saved for years and that will come to light during this special meeting.

pre-film: sheer qorma (30 min / by faraz ansari)
sheer qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family told through courageous, queer women choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures.
Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-

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GUNPOWDER HEART

GT/ES, 2019
82 min., eOV
claudia and maria, roam the streets of the city of guatemala. claudia works at a call center and is uninterested in the world around her. she lives with her activist grandfather, who tries to persuade her to join his cause. maria unlike claudia, is more spontaneous and lives with her mother in the outskirts of the city. the chaotic streets are filled with common stories of abuse, unforgiving police officers, and charming secret corners. everything changes one night when they are attacked by three men. although they manage to escape, claudia is faced with the dilemma of choosing revenge or listening to her grandfather’s Advice. gunpowder heart is a realistic account of how claustrophobic it is to live in a patriarchal society where crimes against women go by unpunished.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures.
Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-
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BREAKING FAST

US, 2020
92 min., eOV
mo, a practicing muslim and successful doctor, is recovering from a heartbreak, when he is introduced to the all-american, white actor kal at a west hollywood party. dreading to spend ramadan alone, mo is surprised by kal’s offer to break fast with him. breaking fast is an uplifting rom-com that explores the beginning of a relationship during the month of ramadan. based on a short film of the same name, which had received overwhelmingly positive responses after being presented in cannes, the film was successfully made into a feature by director and writer mike mosallam.

‼ Please bring your health-certificates according to the valid corona-prevention measures.
Reserved tickets must be collected up until 30 minutes before the screening.
https://www.transitionqueerfilmfestival.at/
Tickets 8.-