trans films by trans filmmakers

March 2020

With screening venues currently closed due to the coronavirus, I was asked last week to compile a list of trans-made trans films that are currently available online for free for a film festival, as well as a film studies class, both needing to rework their lineup/syllabus to meet remotely. Over my 7 years as Festival Director for Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival I had compiled quite a catalogue and I was happy to dive in, see what was available, and share it. It occurred to me that this list might come in handy for many more people, so I decided to put it here on my website. At the moment it is organized by Feature Documentaries, Feature Narratives, Short Documentaries, and Short Narratives. I will continue to add to this and would love recommendations of more films to add. To add a film, please use this form. Thanks!

feature docs

PATERNAL RITES etc. work of Jules Rosskam - website here

MAJOR! - website here

A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE - website here

TRANSGENDER PARENTS and other work by Remy Huberdeau - website here

MAN MADE by T Cooper - website here

I AM THEY: A NON-BINARY LOVE STORY - website here

KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER - Kanopy page here

OYA: SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WEST AFRICA and other films by Seyi Adebanjo - website here

Some classic older feature docs are: SCREAMING QUEENS, BOY I AM

SHORT DOCS

DANCE DANCE EVOLUTION etc. work of Jules Rosskam - website here

WE'VE BEEN AROUND series of shorts by Rhys Ernst - website here

UMBRELLA and DEAR LOU SULLIVAN and more work by Rhys Ernst - Vimeo here

THIS IS ME series of shorts by Rhys Ernst - website here

FRAMING AGNES and GENDERIZE by Chase Joynt - website here

MORE LOVE, LESS PREPACKAGED BULLSHIT by Neelu Bhuman - website here

CHRISTINE IN THE CUTTING ROOM excerpt by Susan Stryker - YouTube here

THE 36-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN (sexually explicit) - website here

MY GENDERATION lots of shorts - website here

DATING SUCKS: A GENDERQUEER MISADVENTURE (my work) - website here

UNBOXED series - website here

PASSING short film - website here

SWITCHING TEAMS short film - YouTube here

AMERICA IN TRANSITION series by Andre Perez - website here

MORE THAN T by Silas Howard - website here

Zackary Drucker's short films - website here

Some classic older shorts are TRANNYMAL, WRONG BATHROOM

feature narratives

DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST by Sydney Freeland - on Amazon here

HER STORY by Sydney Freeland - on YouTube here

TRANSFINITE by Neelu Bhuman - website here

TORREY PINES by Clyde Petersen - website here

SO LONG SUBURBIA - website here

CRIMINAL QUEERS and all of Chris Vargas' work - website here

DOING IT OURSELVES: THE TRANS WOMAN PORN PROJECT (sexually explicit) - website here

Some classic older feature narratives are: BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

SHORT NARRATIVES

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA! and Reina Gossett's other work - website here

PUSH PINK short film - festival listing

VICTOR XX - website here

Jake Graf's short films like DUSK and DAWN

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