When I was a boy, I was a girl

Short documentary film, 2013
Premier at 63. Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Shorts competition 

Maike Mia Hohne ,program curator of Berlinale Shorts:

Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka (When I Was a Boy, I Was a Girl) is an impressive documentary from Serbia. Finally, no clichés about sex workers! Ivana Todorovic portrays her transsexual friend who gives her very special, unpretentious access. A very intimate view, that gets very close. These are the films that we need in order to get closer to people who are so far from us.


  • 2013 premier at Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Shorts competition
  • 2013 Cinematic Achievement Award, Thess International Shorts Film Festival, Solun
  • 2013 Best Balkan Documentary Film, Dokufest, Prizren
  • 2013 Best Short Film, South Eastern European Film Festival, LA
  • 2013 Best National Documentary Film, Belgrade Shorts and Documentary Film Festival
  • Film was included as one of the 11 best short films in the history of Sarajevo Film Festival to be screened at Doc Alliance

+40, Selected Festivals:

  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia
  • Santo Domingo Outfest, Dominican Republic
  • This Human World Film Festival, Austria
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Film screened at various LGBTQ events.

Production Notes:

  • Featuring: Goca
  • Directed and shoot: by Ivana Todorovic
  • Edited: Jelena Maksimovic
  • Music: Drasko Adzic
  • Text in cabare written: by Olga Dimitrijevic and Goca
  • Poster Design: Academic Film Center, Students Cultural City and Ivana Todorovic
  • Produced: HDCAM, DigiBeta NTSC, DVD
  • Total Runtime: 30 minutes 2013 • Serbia • Color
  • Subtitles: In Serbian with English subtitles
  • Exhibition Format: HDCAM, DigiBeta NTSC, DVD
  • Production Format: HD
  • supported: by Serbian Film Center, Fund Zenska Rekonstrukcija, Heartefact Fund


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