Grand Prix Documentaire au Festival Chéries-Chéris Paris - 2018
Best Documentary Teddy Award at Berlinale - 2018
Special Award for Innovation - Toronto Inside Out Film Festival - 2018
Best Directors Award - Cartagena Film Festival - 2018
Best Documentary, Best Original Score & Audience Awards - Brasília International Film Festival - 2018
Tranny Fag is a feature-length documentary picturing a Brazilian transsexual singer called Linn da Quebrada. Coming from a very poor region of São Paulo, she faces many prejudices, also for being black. Her funk music sounds like a "gun" against machismo. With a really strong and daring presence on stage, she constantly seeks to discuss and fight paradigms and stereotypes.
Direction & Screenplay
Kiko Goifman was born in 1968 in Belo Horizonte. He studied anthropology and multimedia before directing documentary and experimental films.
He has directed the feature films Periscópio (Periscope, 2013), selected in the Spectrum section at Rotterdam Film Festival. He co-directed many documentaries with Claudia Priscilla, including Olhe Pra Mim de Novo (Look at Me Again, 2011), which received the Special Jury Prize at Rio Film Festival among other awards, and was also part of Panorama’s Official Selection, 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Kiko Goifman also directed Atos dos Homens (Acts of Men, 2006), a documentary on a death squad's murders in Baixada Fulminense, which screened at Locarno, Rotterdam and Berlinale Film Festivals.
Direction & Screenplay
Claudia Priscilla was born in 1972 in São Paulo. She worked as a journalist and director of some short films before directing her first feature film, Leite e Ferro (Iron and Milk, 2010), which received the Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director awards at Paulinia Festival.
Claudia co-directed many documentaries with Kiko Goifman, including Olhe Pra Mim de Novo (Look at Me Again, 2011), which received the Special Jury Prize at Rio Film Festival among other awards, and was also part of Panorama’s Official Selection, 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. She has also directed the feature film A Destruição de Bernardet (The Destruction of Bernardet, 2016), co-directed with Pedro Marques, selected for Locarno Film Festival and awarded with a Special Mention at Queer Lisboa 2017.
Claudia Priscilla produced the films 33, Morte Densa (Dense Death) and Atos dos Homens (Acts of Men), directed by Kiko Goifman and exhibited at festivals like Locarno, Rotterdam and Berlin.
Linn Da Quebrada
In 2016, multimedia artist Linn found in music another medium to fight for the breakdown of sexual, gender and body paradigms. Her first single, Enviadescer, made a lot of noise because of its direct lyrics and a music video that openly displays transvestites and feminized bodies. Also with her other songs, like Talento and Bixa Preta, open promotion of sexual tolerance would be Linn’s main concepts. In 2017, the artist assumed another way of communication by launching blasFemea, her first audiovisual experiment, which she wrote and directed herself. She maintained her engagement, and in the same week, Linn opened a collective financing campaign for the production of Pajubá, her debut album, which exceeded her initial goal and was released some months later, in October.
Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla
Karla Da Costa
Claudia Priscilla, Linn Da Quebrada, Kiko Goifman