Transition Film Festival 2017


TRANSITION International Queer Minorities Festival 2017 Vienna

The TRANSITION INTERNATIONAL QUEER MINORITIES FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA presents diversity within the LGBTIQ + spectrum - and this for the sixth time in a row. The festival uses the medium of film to confront stereotypes - to break them up. There is room for this year from 9.-17. November 2017 at the Schikaneder Cinema in Vienna as well as at various other event locations.

36 films - including 21 short films, five feature films and ten documentary films from around the world - have been selected by the TRANSITION team this year. The focus is once again on activist content that maps the entire “queer minority spectrum” and provides a cinematic platform for minorities within the LGBTIQ + community. Because: “It takes minorities to break up existing stereotypes and to encourage others. And it needs spaces, platforms and networks where that can happen. Only in this way can the path be paved for more togetherness, solidarity and tolerance, “says Yavuz Kurtulmus, TRANSITION founder and festival director. Since 2012, the festival has created positive space for those who do not find themselves in the popular film.

Programm and focus 2017

TRANSITION International Queer Minorities Festival 2017 Vienna Girl Unbound
Girl Unbound

Two really special films will open: Sisak (2017) is the first LGBTIQ + silent film from India. He impresses with great shots from the fast-moving railway company of Mumbai and tells of an intoxicating romance between two men who meet in the evening after work time and again on the train.
Afterwards the audience expects the documentary Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her (Canada, 2016). In order to practice sports, Maria Toorpakai dressed as a boy, because in their hometown in Pakistan rule the Taliban, which prohibit girls exercise sports. She is one of the most famous squash young women players in the country, as her true identity is discovered and she and her family are threatened with death. This documentary is an ode to a woman who has to stand up to unspeakable dangers.

Queer Refugee short films 2.0

As in the previous year, the Queer Refugee short film program will once again be a focus of the film festival in 2017. “Unfortunately, one has to say that the situation has hardly improved and many refugees still have to leave their homeland because of their sexuality. That’s why we decided again this year for a part of the program that tells some of the stories of these people, “says Kurtulmus. On Sunday, November 12, 2017, there will be a total of five Queer Refugee Short Films in the Schikaneder Kino from 5 pm - two of them are Austrian productions.

Diversity under the TRANSITION rainbow

TRANSITION International Queer Minorities Festival 2017 Vienna Sisal

The TRANSITION FILM FESTIVAL contributes to increasing the visibility of migration, women *, people of color, refugees, dis / ability, trans * and religion and to promoting dialogue. In addition to the Queer Refugee program, the 6th edition also offers a variety of films and special evening events on gay and lesbian shorts, queer world, queer dis / ability and trans * shorts.

The entire program with short descriptions for each film is already online and can be viewed here

Side Events: Photo exhibition and podium discussion on LGBTIQ + Africa

True to the motto “Claim Your Space”, there is, in addition to the film as usual, a side events program away from the Schikaneder cinema:

• Let’s start with the photo exhibition B-Project by Maja Radosavljevic. The vernissage will take place on October 30, 2017, 7 pm at Café Willendorf (Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna). The queer-feminist artist shows breasts, one of the most important female * body parts, in her various forms and thus exerts vocal, queer criticism of mainstream photography and society.

• And the “Oriental Queer Organization Austria” invites you on November 14, 2017, at 6 pm to Brick5 (Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna) for a podium discussion including performance and film screening on the subject of “struggle without recognition”, about the African realities of LGBTIQ + people to make it easier to understand and, in particular, to make the situation and role of women * visible in the fight against discrimination.

All side events are free to visit.
Festival Office: Ticket sales start on 1 November 2017, 16 clock

This year, for the first time, there will be a Festival Office in the Schikaneder Kino, which will be open daily from 1 to 17 November 2017 daily from 4 pm. So if you want to get your tickets for your favorite films in good time before the start of TRANSITION, then welcome! Otherwise, the movie tickets are available directly before film start at the Schikaneder box office.

Box office tickets:

Single ticket regular 8-block regular festival pass regular
7 euros 49 euros 100 euros
Single ticket reduced 8-block reduced ticket Festival Pass reduced
6,50 Euro 45 Euro 93 Euro
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TRANSITION – eine Erfolgsgeschichte

Das Festival startete vor sechs Jahren als kleine, dreitägige Filmveranstaltung – die „Internationalen queer- migrantischen Filmtage“. Inzwischen hat sich TRANSITION grenzüberschreitend einen Namen gemacht und gilt als Leitveranstaltung im Bereich Queer Minorities. Heutzutage bietet es ein neuntägiges Programm mit internationalen Gästen, Filmemacher_innen* und Kritiker_innen*. TRANSITION ist fixer Bestandteil der österreichischen Filmszene, zeigt klassische wie auch zeitgenössische Filme inklusive Kurz- und Dokumentarfilme und bringt etablierte Namen genauso wie Newcomer auf die Leinwand.