As of 2021, this section will also provide Dortmund with its own forum for all genres of film that deal with sexual identity and diversity. The desired! – film lust & queer programme puts the focus on lifestyles and concepts of love that differ from those of society’s majority and question prevailing ideas and notions of gender and their assigned social roles. The diversity of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual lifestyles is highlighted in six to eight programmes comprising documentaries, feature films and lectures on film culture.
Natascha Frankenberg is a film and media scholar. She works in the cultural film education field, as a curator for film festivals and lecturer at various universities. Her PhD dissertation examined the subject of temporality at the nexus of film and queer studies, focusing on documentary work in queer cinema.
»Where other than at the Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln do I get the chance to work with such focus on film from a queer-feminist perspective? And to give a platform to films that intervene in normative structures and audiovisually expand our realms of possibilities and fantasies, and thus hopefully also make realities changeable?«
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