Voices

VOICES is a documentary short film about transgender people of Berlin making use of their personal voices: Malvina trains her voice in a group for trans women lead by Vasilisa, a choir director. Green political activist Claudia speaks out through the medium of photography, while Luis embarks on a testosterone therapy program that will hopefully cause his voice to break.

  • Pierre-Yves Dalka
    Director
    Bleib bei mir., Der Rest vom Fest, Heimat, Daruma - Von der Sehnsucht, die keine Grenzen kennt, Prologue (Canary Buzz)
  • Ekaterina Izmestyeva
    Director
  • Karolina Panferova
    Producer
  • David Erik Ronner
    Sound Editing
  • Aspa Siokou
    Colour Correction
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    LGBT, transgender, human rights, identity, empowerment, queer
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Russian Federation
  • Language:
    German, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (DCP available)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • goEast - Festival for Central and Eastern European Film
    Wiesbaden
    Germany
    April 28, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Vilnius LGBT* festival “Kreives”
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    September 15, 2017
  • Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival
    Nuremberg
    Germany
    October 1, 2017
  • queerfilm festival Bremen
    Bremen
    Germany
    October 12, 2017
  • East Silver and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
    Jihlava
    Czech Republic
  • MOLDOX festival
    Cahul
    Moldova, Republic of
  • QUEER-Streifen Filmfestival
    Regensburg
    Germany
    November 8, 2017
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GLBT - SANTO DOMINGO OUTFEST
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    Best Documentary Short
  • Santo Domingo OutFest - Festival Internacional de Cine GLBT
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    Best Documentary Short
  • RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
    African Premiere
Director Biography - Pierre-Yves Dalka, Ekaterina Izmestyeva

Ekaterina Izmestyeva (*1987) was born in Moscow, finished Ballet School, and graduated first from Moscow Pedagogical University (M. A. Philology) in 2010 and then from VGIK – Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (film studies). For the last three years she has been working as a film editor and camera operator for Russian media stations. Since 2011 she is involved in the Russian LGBTQI-movement as activist and documentary filmmaker. She now studies film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany.

Pierre-Yves Dalka (*1988) grew up in South Africa and studied cultural and comparative literary studies in Germany. He's been making fiction and documentary films from a young age with a special focus on social issues intertwined with individual biographies, such as refugees in Germany (HEIMAT, 2012) and the oppression of homosexual relationships (BLEIB BEI MIR, 2016).

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