The Transgender Media Portal co-presents the “Transcending Boundaries” short film program at the online Seattle Queer Film Festival.
Note that at this time the program will be geo-blocked to viewers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. We are working on having the festival remove this geo-blocking!
Suggested watch time: 10/23 @ 12:00 PM PDT
Live Q&A with filmmakers: 10/23 @ 1:45 PM PDT
Explore a new generation of trans representation that uses cinematic experiments to break through the mainstream.
CO-PRESENTED BY TRANSGENDER MEDIA PORTAL
OPEN YOUR EYES: AN ANTHEM FOR PRIDE
Julia Jansch; 2019; USA; 4 min.
This spoken-word film celebrates the meaning of pride and pays homage to those that came before.
Ethan Folk & Ty Wardwell; 2020; Germany; 12 min.
A transboi bids farewell to his boobs. Part documentary, part pornography, this raunchy tribute subverts straight porn tropes and mainstream trans representation in a radical act of self-love.
Pedro Neves Marques; 2019; Portugal; 26 min.; in Portuguese with English subtitles
This atmospheric short combines elements of slow cinema, sci-fi, and horror to create a portrait of a polyamorous, nonbinary relationship as it struggles to survive an epidemic spreading across Brazil. It’ll leave you itching for more.
GAY AS IN HAPPY: A QUEER ANTI-TRAGEDY
Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim; 2020; Canada; 3 min.
A celebration of queer joy and resilience in the face of transphobia and abuse.
ONLY FOR THE NIGHT
LaQuan Lewis; 2020; USA; 15 min.
A day in the life of Sam, a trans man looking for love and connection.
CANDIS FOR PRESIDENT
Michelle Peerali; 2020; USA; 12 min.
In a world where anything is possible, actress Candis Cayne decides to set out on the campaign trail.
THE RITUAL OF THE SEX MAGICK WARRIORS
Maximilian Suillerot; 2019; Canada; 14 min.
The Sex Magick Warriors risk it all to carry out a ritual that exposes the hardships of this army of lovers and reveals their sensual strategy for self-preservation.
THEY THROUGH THEM
Joan Lopez; 2020; Spain; 11 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
A love letter to nonbinary people, through the stories of their friends.
Heather María Ács; 2019; USA; 14 min.
The stories of five queer and trans characters swirl together as the magic of a queer dance party pulls us in.
CONTENT WARNINGS: NUDITY, EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, DEPICTION OR DISCUSSION OF SUICIDE
Check out the other trans films at the Seattle Queer Film Festival!