SHORT FILM – 17 MIN – 2018
This short film is an experimental documentary recently created by an all-female / -queer crew. The film combines the strength of human experiences with the intensity of staged moments. It’s intended to be empowering for nonconformist, queer people who blow up restricting body images.
A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. RIOT NOT DIET creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and male* gaze.
Five thousand years of patriarchy have left their mark – for in spite of ongoing emancipation, female* bodies are still geared to conform and to float through the world with a quiet, graceful and space-saving appearance. However, in this film we encounter fat women* and queers who resist. With their expansive body dimensions they break the chains of outdated gender structures and claim space for themselves.
The pleasure of their own, overflowing corporeality is an alternative draft to the neoliberal logic of exploitation. In times of self-optimization, your belly is a statement! Queer fat feminism!
Crew & Cast
directed by Julia Fuhr Mann cinematography Julia Swoboda sound design Cornelia Böhm producer Andreas Günther
with Sara Ablinger, Magda Albrecht, Brandy Butler, Christine Fiedler, Kristina Kuličová, Marzen Lizurej, Veronika Merklein, Zdrada Pałki, Flora Schanda, Julischka Stengele, JJ Thunderkhat, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah
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2018, DOK.fest München – Official Selection Student Award
2018, XPOSED Film Festival Berlin – Winner „Best German Short Film“
2018, Edinburgh International Film Festival – Official Selection Shorts
2018, Pride House Glasgow – Official Selection
2018, GRRL Haus Cinema – Official Selection
2018, China Women’s Film Festival – Official Selection
2018, LSF Hamburg, International Queer Film Festival – Official Selection
2018, Morelia International Film Festival – Sexual Diversity Program
2018, Bimovie München – Official Selection
2018, Pink Panorama Luzern – Official Selection
2018, Mezipatra, Queer Film Festival Prague – Official Selection
2018, Fringe! London – Official Selection
2018, Queer Film Festival Luxemburg – Official Selection
2018, Furora Film Festival Berlin – Official Selection
2019, Kuir Fest Ankara & Istanbul – Official Selection
2019, FIPADOC Biarritz – New Talents
2019, Elles Tournent Brüssel – Official Selection
2019, Rature Festival Genf – Official Selection
2019, Corvallis Queer Film Festival Oregon – Official Selection
2019, Berlin Feminist Film Week – Official Selection
2019, Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg – Official Selection
2019, 20min|max International Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2019, Athens International Film and Video Festival Ohio – Official Selection
2019, Kyiv International Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2019, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – Official Selection
2019, Dyke Drama Film Festival Australia – Official Selection
17 MIN – 2018