“From our Opening Night Feature , to an expanded number of international shorts, to filmmakers’ Q&As, to our first-ever subtitled-for-Deaf-and hard-of-hearing-audiences program.This is our biggest festival ever.” The 2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival lineup features an outstanding collection of transgender shorts and feature films—with powerful tales of love, defiance, bullying, relationships, sex, humor, romance, political organizing and community-building.While shows like these broke down barriers on the small screen, several web series are on target to push the envelope even further.Below are four upcoming web series leading the charge this fall! , another trans masculine New Yorker series, is back for its second season and picks up with Max’s intense storyline.SFTFF’s inviting and inclusive space—which SFTFF has been creating since 1997—is needed now more than ever. S., transgender and gender-nonconforming communities are under attack.Anti-trans legislation and so-called bathroom bills are being passed in more and more states.This short film traces Sinclaire’s earliest memories of self-discovery. Friday, November 11 @ 8 pm Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alexander L.Lee, this film concerns 16-year-old Jorge, whose father Diego dies while serving time in a California prison.
Says Virago, “The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival provides a powerful counter-narrative to the increasingly assimilationist world of transgender reality stars and celebrities.
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) is the world’s first and longest running transgender film festival.
And this November 10–13, SFTFF celebrates its 15th Anniversary festival with four days and nights of award winning films at the Roxie Theater.
premiered at the 2016 Berlinale, marking two historic firsts: the first fiction feature from Ghana ever to play the festival, and the first fiction feature directed by a transgender woman ever to play the festival.
is directed by TW Pittman, who is a transwoman of color and a San Francisco-native, and is co-directed by her longtime collaborator, Kelly Daniela Norris.