Feature length documentary



Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen


We are utmost proud to announce our newest documentary ‘Genderbende’, directed by the incredibly talented Sophie Dros.

‘Genderbende’ is a story about five young people who neither feel male nor female, but rather position themselves somewhere in between. Everyday they are confronted with being different, yet they are proud to be who they are. The young people portrayed  in this film all have their own struggles and together they create a compelling story about acceptance.

‘Genderbende’ plays with the curiosity, interest and incomprehension of anything outside the mainstream gender norm. Isn’t everyone’s gender actually ‘fluid’? Wouldn’t it be liberating if we could break the narrow-mindedness about gender?
The five “gender fluid” characters make us question our sometimes rigid society and offer a moment of reflection, how male or female are you? It’s about celebrating the individual.

The film was produced in collaboration with Dutch Broadcaster BNN-VARA with support from the Dutch Mediafund. It was the 2017 winner of Nederlands Film Festival’s prestigious debut competition.

poster design: Sander Brouwer

Genderbende will have its grand premiere on the 12th of May at legendary Amsterdam theatre, Tuschinski. After the initial premiere, there will be special screenings held at the following venues:

18th of May De Melkweg

19th of May De Melkweg

23rd of May LAB 111

23rd of June Pakhuis de Zwijger

For all our Dutchies, the film will have its television premiere on May 30th at 21.50 on NPO 3!