Discussions of transgender film are usually dominated by representations of trans people, not representations made by trans people. The Transgender Media Portal aims to make audiovisual work by trans, Two Spirit, nonbinary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming people more available to artists, activists, festival programmers, researchers, instructors, and the public.
We want to:
- promote the careers of today’s trans filmmakers,
- call attention to older works so that they can be programmed and preserved,
- jumpstart research on these films,
- and provide artists with access to an innovative tradition of work.
We are planning to launch a collaborative database of trans filmmakers and their works in Fall 2022. In the meantime, we have collected resources related to trans filmmaking on this website. To learn more, go to A Vision for the Transgender Media Portal or listen to this short interview about the project.
The Transgender Media Portal is based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Contact us at TransgenderMediaPortal@gmail.com.
This project is supported by:
An Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
An Ontario Early Researcher Award (Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade)
Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
The Audiovisual Research Centre at Carleton University