MONIKA TREUT, Director
Monika Treut has written, directed and produced award-winning independent features and documentaries which have screened at numerous film festivals throughout the world and enjoy international distribution. Retrospectives have been held in Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Taipei, Toronto, Cambridge, Helsinki, Hamburg, Thessaloniki, Los Angeles and Lisbon. Treut's first feature, co-directed with Elfi Mikesch, was the controversial Seduction: The Cruel Woman in 1985, which since has become a cult classic. Other films include The Virgin Machine, My Father is Coming, Female Misbehavior, Didn’t Do It For Love and Gendernauts.
Since 1990 Treut has also been teaching and lecturing at Colleges (Vassar, Hollins, and Dartmouth), Art Institutes (SFAI) and Universities (UI Chicago, UC San Diego and Cornell U) in the U.S. Most of Treut’s films are available from First Run Features.