IDAHoBIT* Jena: Queer Short Films

cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena presents a queer short film programme during the IDAHoBIT* Festival Jena 2017. The selected films aim to make visible a variety of queer identities and to give an insight into the lives of interesting characters. The programme has a special focus on gender: Gender identity, gender roles and gender stereotypes are topics discussed in these stories.

The films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.

(Cosmic Dawn) FB Event
Kulturbahnhof Jena

Víctor XX

film still Víctor XX
Fiction, Spain,
Ian Garrido

Víctor needs to explore his gender. It is in the city, disguised in anonymity, where ze discovers hirself. Víctor will have to deal with defending the true image that the mirror reflects back.


film still Wolf
Animation, Germany,
Julia Ocker

The wolf is wandering through the woods, trying to find a peaceful spot to practise his secret hobby. But then a spectator shows up in the bushes.

Pink Boy

film still Pink Boy
Documentary, USA,
Eric Rockey

BJ successfully avoided dresses her entire life until she and her partner Sherrie adopted Jeffrey who starts to dance in gowns and perform for his parents. Now that six-year old Jeffrey wishes to dress up in public, BJ must navigate where it is safe for him in conservative rural Florida.

The Society

film still The Society
Fiction, Germany, Iraq,
Osama Rasheed

Muhamad and Ahmed, two gay people, trying to live their lives in a society that does not accept homosexuality. Honest reactions and statements on a religious, traditional and barbaric society.


film still Muxes
Documentary, USA,
Ivan Olita

This film explores the world of the muxes in the town of Juchitán in Oaxaca, Mexico. Muxes are considered the country’s third gender: individuals who were assigned male at birth but dress like women.

Girls & Boys

film still Girls & Boys
Fiction, Sweden,
Ninja Thyberg

16-year old Nour is a horny geek whose greatest desire is to lose her virginity. But she can't even talk to boys, how the heck will she get someone to take off their pants? "Girls & Boys" is a highschool comedy that takes place in a world with reversed gender roles.