Monika Treut

Audience Award

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

PLEASE NOTE: Genderation runs only on June 19 at 8.15 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets online for this particular screening. Reservations can be made by Email to lindner@frauenfilmfestival.eu until 10 a.m. on the day of the screening. You receive a reservation confirmation by sending the contact form or the QR code. Reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes before the start of the screening. You can also buy ticket at the box office. Director Monika Treut is attending the screening.

Monika Treut returns to the protagonists of her film Gendernauts from the year 1999. Although now older, the artists, academics and transactivists are no less lively, clever, gentle and wise. Monika Treut asks them what has changed in their lives but also what issues they continue to struggle with. This poignant portrait writes queer history but is by no means a form of closure. The socio-political situation has changed. As a centre of queer politics, San Francisco no longer attracts everyone. Rent prices have increased so much that only activists with a good income can afford to live here. The community that was once at home here has also changed over the years. The protagonists of Monika Treut’s film talk about their everyday lives today, about art, the academic world but also about activism.
Genderation is a journey through time, a reunion with familiar characters and a road movie without closure. A cross-generational conversation is also made possible through the medium of film.

In collaboration with Museum Ostwall within the programme Art on the MOve.

Director / Script

Monika Treut


Elfi Mikesch


Angela Christlieb, Margot Neubert-Maric


Robert Falckenberg, Sophie Blomen, Jes Gallegos


Mona Mur


Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens, Stafford, Sandy Stone, Susan Stryker, Max Wolf Valerio


Monika Treut – Hyena Films





Monika Treut

Monika Treut

Monika Treut has been working in the medium of film for more than 30 years. Her works span all formats, from documentary and experimental films to feature films. She founded her own production company Hyena Films together with Elfi Mikesch in 1984. In the same year, she completed her doctorate at the Philipps University of Marburg with her dissertation The cruel woman. The image of women in de Sade and Sacher-Masoch. Treut has won numerous awards for her work. These include the Special TEDDY Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Berlinale in 2017 and an honorary award at the TLVFest (Tel Aviv International LGBT Festival) in the same year. Alongside her work as a film-maker, Treut teaches at numerous academic institutions, especially in the US.

Films by Monika Treut
Zona Norte 2016 | Von Mädchen und Pferden 2014 | Das Rohe und das Gekochte 2012 | Ghosted 2009 | Den Tigerfrauen wachsen Flügel 2005 | Kriegerin des Lichts 2002 | Gendernauts 1999 | My Father Is Coming 1991 | Die Jungfrauenmaschine 1988 | Verführung: Die grausame Frau 1985