All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go: The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF)

All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go” is dapperQ’s latest feature, which details fun and fashionable events relevant to your interests in your area. Our next featured event is The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF). This year, SFTFF will run November 7-9, 2014 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, CA. It is a great event that includes a stellar weekend packed with award-winning transgender films from around the world. Read full PROGRAM lineup and BUY TICKETS here. Plan your dapper outfits for the red carpet now!

SFTFF red carpet 1via SFTFF Facebook

Mission

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 trans* communities. SFTFF provides opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, builds community through our film and performance events, and engages audiences in cross-community dialogue.

SFTFF screeingvia SFTFF Facebook

History

Founded in 1997, SFTFF was North America’s first transgender film festival. SFTFF organized their first festival for the same reason so many other marginalized communities have organized film festivals: the absence of authentic representations of trans* 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. SFTFF primarily served filmmakers with extremely limited access to venues. After five biennual festivals, overwhelming audience demand led SFTFF organizers to begin staging the Festival as an annual event in 1997.

 

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