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





Portrait of jury member Monika Treut

Monika Treut

Monika Treut has been working with the medium of film for over 30 years. Her work does not concentrate one on particular genre: she produces documentary and experimental films but also fiction. She founded her own production company Hyena Films in partnership with Elfi Mikesch in 1984. In the same year, she completed her PhD thesis on images of women in de Sade and Sacher-Masoch at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The book was published by Stroemfeld/roter Stern, which is known for its feminist film articles. Monika Treut has received numerous awards for her work, including the Special TEDDY Award for her lifework from the Berlinale in 2017 and in the same year an Honorary Award from the TLVFest (Tel Aviv International LGBT Festival).

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