September 28, 2015

Sam traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for a special collaborative, experimental screening of FLOAT in the Cinema Queer film festival in Sepember. A longer 30 minute version of the film screened on a rooftop in downtown Stockholm accompanied by live music by Mira Eklund in...

July 23, 2014

Sam is Associate Producing the upcoming ITVS feature documentary film, REAL BOY, directed by Shaleece Haas.​


REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend...

May 15, 2014

Sam Berliner’s Short Film Astutely observed and sweetly compelling, a universally relatable film series about trans dating.



Published: 2014.05.15 01:43 AM


When I asked some trans people about topics they’d like this column to cover, t...

March 20, 2014

Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure Podcast

by Stephanie Lai on Mar 20, 2014


MQFF’s Festival Director, Lisa Daniel, interviews Sam Berliner on the Short Film DATING SUCKS: A GENDERQUEER MISADVENTURE.


Sam talks of how his dating life is now interpreted into a short...

September 10, 2013

FILMMAKER TOOLKIT: A Guide to Getting Your Indie to LGBTQ Audiences


The fast-paced, quickly changing world of film promotion and distribution can be daunting, especially if it’s your first film, or you don’t know the key social media sites, filmmaker resources, or even...

April 16, 2013

Meet Sam Berliner, Translations Festival Director



Among many highlights coming this year to Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, the most exciting of them all is our new Festival Director, Sam Berliner. Read on to learn mo...

August 28, 2011



Morty: When did you first realize you wanted to become a filmmaker?


Sam: I was taking a Music in Film class at Smith College and our final project was to make a music video, so we learned the basics of video production and editing....

December 5, 2010


In The Queer And Now w/Genderbusters Director Sam Berliner


And now, a word from our editor: In an effort to steer BelowTheBelt in a more interactive, community discussion-oriented direction (and, frankly, increase readership), I'm reaching out to other queer...

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