The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival announces the 2021 edition of its annual festival, November 11-14
The world’s first and oldest transgender film festival is available online – at home and on any device – for viewers around the world
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Shawna Virago, artistic director of San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) today announced the 2021 edition of the annual festival dedicated to films by transgender and gender nonconforming filmmakers, highlighting innovative, experimental and original films. Now in its 24th year, SFTFF is taking place online November 11-14, with a rich offering of six new short film programs, featuring a range of genres from documentaries and politics to animation, dance. , music, romance, coming of age tales. , and thrillers.
Virago said, “This year’s festival showcases powerful and vibrant cinematic works that showcase the resilience and strength of trans and gender non-conforming communities as well as their street intelligence, nerve, sexuality, friendship. , their humor and their courage. Virago continued, “It is deeply personal and imperative to tell our trans stories – the stories that mainstream media platforms are not interested in telling – and to share the creative visions of our filmmakers with audiences around the world, making these movies accessible from the comfort of home. “
The full festival film lineup with information on the filmmakers, e-tickets and program streaming will be made available to the public on Friday, October 15 on SFTFF.org. All programs are offered on a sliding scale and are captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
SFTFF was founded in 1997 as the world’s first transgender film festival and continues to forge its way independent of mainstream festivals by staying true to its roots in DIY, community social justice and artists. 2022 will mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the festival.
SFTFF – HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 FESTIVAL
Some of the initial 2021 SFTFF movie offerings include (in alphabetical order):
Nimzo (United States). Directed by Adelina Anthony. 17 min.
With a cast of all-trans people, Nimzo tells the story of his lead character, a trans man of color, who faces a confrontation from the past, while trying to replenish his testosterone supply during the pandemic shortage. Nizmo deals with the themes of existence, death, grief, vulnerability, and the struggle to forgive.
Rose & Bleu (United States). Directed by Carmen LoBue. 13 minutes.
After a surprise first pregnancy, a trans couple of color grapple with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how to raise a child in a binary world.
Sorry out of the genre (UK). Directed by Fox and Owl (My Genderation film collective). 3 minutes.
This clip by non-binary musician Shonalika contains plenty of ideas in 180 seconds, exploring how a non-binary person navigates a gendered world.
Sweetness (United States). Directed by ND Johnson. 5 minutes.
In this queer thriller, Tara, a black trans woman, befriends an eccentric young trans woman who sets fire to the life Tara thinks she wants. But when her boyfriend, Marcus, a proud black man, takes her on a birthday road trip to rekindle their love, Tara finds herself at war for her independence.
Treelogy (United States). Directed by Eden Knutilla. 13 minutes.
This experimental film reflects on relationships and their impact on the environment and investigates the intersection of trash, queerness and consumption.
SFTFF – SOCIAL MEDIA
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ABOUT – SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL (SFTFF)
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) presents and screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender-diverse people and challenge negative mainstream media stereotypes about our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender-based media artists, build community through our festival and engage our audience in cross-community dialogue.
Shawna Virago has been the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival since 2003, curating programs, organizing fundraising, and coordinating production staff and volunteers. Virago’s original films have been screened at festivals around the world. Virago is a famous transgender singer / songwriter known for her mix of original songs, storytelling and stand-up.
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