San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
November 8-10, 2013
VENUE: Roxie Theater
(3117 16th Street, San Francisco CA)
Friday November 8 @ 8pm
Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm *and* 9:30pm
Sunday November 10 @ 2:30pm *and* 4:00pm
(NOTE: 9:30pm program on Nov 9 is 18+ only)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS FOLLOW BELOW
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media's negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue.
Founded in 1997 and originally named Tranny Fest, SFTFF was North America's first transgender film festival. We organized our first festival for the same reason so many other marginalized communities have organized film festivals: the absence of authentic representations of our lives and experiences in the mainstream commercial media. Originally a biennial event, SFTFF screened films and videos by transgender and gender variant media artists whose work challenged stereotypes. We primarily served filmmakers with extremely limited access to venues. After five biennual festivals, overwhelming audience demand led our organizers to begin staging the Festival as an annual event in 1997.
This year, after 11 sold-out Festivals, SFTFF is expanding to our biggest lineup ever 3 days of spectacular programs and events. To celebrate our expansion, the 2013 Festival returns to the Roxie Theater!
Join us for three days and nights of award-winning transgender cinema dynamic programs of local, national and international films by transgender and gender variant artists from around the world.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR 2013 SFTFF KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN:
Help the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival raise $7,500 to move this year's Festival to the Roxie Theatre - and create a Tribute Program for Christopher Lee!
Friday November 8 @ 8:00pm
OPENING NIGHT GALA: TRANSGENDER SHORTS
The Fiction of the Fix
-Be careful for what you wish for is the message an adorably cute Butch learns in this comedic romp.
Loving The Bony
-Arely Gonzalez has built what she believes to be New York's largest shrine to La Santa Muerte, the Holy Death. Since devoting herself to the skeletal saint, Gonzalez, who is an immigrant and transsexual, has become a leader among Santa Muerte devotees, regularly opening her doors to anyone who wishes to seek her saint's protection and comfort.
-An office drone finds escape and fun through gender play
Veronica Lopez and Meg Smaker
This powerful documentary follows the challenges a 51-year old transwoman faces when she returns to college level basketball.
-Short documentary about D'Lo, a queer, transgender, Tamil Sri Lankan American actor, writer, director and comic who got his start at age 11, performing for his family and classmates in the desert town of Lancaster, CA. Lego animations, home movies, and family snapshots paint the portrait of how his identity has changed over the last twenty years.
Change Over Time
-This experimental and poetic perspective of a transman's first year on testosterone uses stop-motion and digital animation to ask "what kind of man will I become?"
Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure
-Episode #1 in this animated web series documents the successes, failures and confusion our hero faces trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.
-Set entirely to music, this homage to classic haunted house motifs, stars Suppository Spelling, and follows one woman's journey from loss to redemption amidst vengeful spirits.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Transgender Law Center
Sponsoring Donor: Ardel Thomas
Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm
GRRRL! TRANSGENDER SHORTS
-This film presents the filmmakers lived reality as a trans undocu-dreamer connecting with their metaphysical home/land(s).
Extended sneak preview of the upcoming documentary about Stonewall veteran and transgender activist Miss Major. For more info visit www.missmajorfilm.com
White Man's Burden
A nightmare sequence from the musical production "White Lies," a musical theater piece that debuted at the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2013. It examines the interpersonal impacts of racism and white Supremacy in queer community.
Femme Science / Ciencia Femme
-Femme Science is a performative investigation asking: can we use femme affect to create, in the mode of electronic disturbance and inspired by femme science, a femme disturbance? How can we practice a science that is magic and outside of western colonial logics?
But I'm A GenderQueer
-The autobiographical meets the fantastical in this story about one person's day long journey through what some might call an identity crisis until self-love comes along.
-Sci-fi dystopia where people of color live under a fascist, white supremacist state. One person finally wakes up from this violently imposed slumber to liberate other people of color.
Raphael Frigon and Coral Short (Canada)
-Tears for queers. Tears for change.
-Excerpts from the forthcoming Riot Grrrl! Documentary
-Music video for San Francisco trans/queer punk wonders "Alabaster Choad." With animation too!
-A man struggles for visibility with a new love interest he meets on community bike ride
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Fresh Meat Productions
Sponsoring Donor: L. & K Wachowski
Saturday November 9 @ 9:30pm (+18 only, ID required)
TRANSEX: A TRIBUTE TO CHRISTOPHER LEE
-Dyke and trans*-identified Hayley Fingersmith and trans*-identified Jacques LeFemme discuss gender and queerness, while showing us just how hot gender fucking can be.
Behind the Scenes: CrashPad Episode 135: Devon Wipp & Vaughn Trapp
-Part interview, part blooper reel, and part porn, this Behind the Scenes video features Devon Wipp and Vaughn Trapp as they share the politics behind shooting for Pink & White Productions' San Francisco-based queer porn website, CrashPadSeries.com.
Alley Of The Trannyboys
Directed by Christopher Lee; edited by J Zapata
-The film that started radical transgender porn. Alley Of The Trannyboys was the first feature length erotic film with an all-trans man cast.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Trans Thrive / API Wellness Center
Sponsoring Donor: Korvin Miller
Sunday November 10 @ 2:30PM
AFTERNOON DELIGHT: TRANSGENDER SHORTS
-Inspired by Canadian video-maker Colin Campbell, this film provides
answers to your most burning questions. This is what happens when Colin Campbell and Jerry Springer meet Judith Butler.
Who Is Pauline Park
-A portrait of transgender woman and activist Pauline Park.
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles
-Islan Nettles was beaten to death in front of a NYPD precint in Harlem. This film takes place steps away from where she was murdered during her community vigil.
7 Stages of the Closet
Tylyn S. Anson
-What is the price we pay for hiding ourselves? What do we lose revealing ourselves? This abstract film aims to find out.
A Year In Review
-Honest reflections beautifully filmed about a tough year when things fell apart, connections were missed, love turned to heartache.
-Part of a larger performance piece by the director, this film mixes grunge and queerness and some lively dancing
-sexperimental art music video for an original trilingual hip pop song (Vietnamese, Khmer and English). "Hip pop" is a fictitious cross between pop and hip hop. The disjunctured video features a star-crossed, time-traveling trans love triangle. Sounds complicated? Love is!
ONE ZERO ONE (FEATURE FILM - GERMANY)
Sunday November 10 @ 4:00PM
One Zero One (Germany)
-This year, SFTFF is proud to present this outstanding feature film: ONE ZERO ONE is a gorgeous full-length work from Germany. Part documentary and part fairy tale art film, ONE ZERO ONE narrates the story of two remarkable artists: BayBJane, who identifies as "the world's shortest drag queen," and the brilliant gender-queer artist Cybersissy
Roxie Theater (View)
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|