Sam Berliner is a Boston-based filmmaker and animator best known for his engaging and accessible films about gender non-conformity. His award-winning short films, Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure, Genderbusters, Perception and Float have screened at over 300 film festivals around the world and are distributed by CFMDC. When not actively making films, Sam served as the festival director of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, as well as the Programming & Operations Manager at Three Dollar Bill Cinema for 7 years. He is currently the producer at Planet Nutshell, an animation studio in Cambridge, MA.
Sam continues to leads workshops and gives presentations about gender at various organizations and schools. He is in pre-production on Episode 2 of the Dating Sucks webseries and is the founder of Queer Scouts Bay Area and Queer Scouts Seattle, hosting monthly skill-shares for LGBTQA adults. Sam holds a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University and a BA from Smith College.