It’s here! The San Francisco Trans Film Festival (SFTFF) has been breaking barriers since 1997, making it the longest-running transgender film festival in the world. The 24th annual rendition of this powerful event will take place this week from November 11-14 in online form, so viewers can enjoy beautiful films centered on the trans and gender non-conforming community.
You can buy tickets to seven different film programs, all of which will screen a different collection of films on demand. The short films range in length from 2-30 minutes long (for a total of about 1 hour per program), and will be closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.
The festival will feature films from around the United States and beyond, but there are a handful of works coming from the hands of Bay Area directors, according to Hoodline:
Before Baccae Before (Program 7)
- Directed by Maxe Crandall and Hope Mohr
- A choreographed dance performance in which queer and trans TV news reporters do a deep dive into gender reveal parties.
Dedicated To Those Who (Program 7)
- Directed by Jules Retzlaff
- “A hybrid doc and visual album exploring the struggles of the past, present, and future San Francisco.”
SEEK/AFTER (Program 2)
- Directed by Sean Dorsey
- A dance film set in a dreamlike rocky landscape as part of Dorsey’s project The Lost Art of Dreaming.
Shaving/Shorn (Program 3)
- Directed by Lorin Murphy
- A black and white, horror-tinged depiction of the ritual of shaving.
Treelogy (Program 2)
- Directed by Eden Knutilla
- “Three mini shorts about queering space/time, and talking to trees.”
Viewers can enjoy SFTFF on a sliding scale of ticket prices starting at $0. Be sure to take a look at the 2021 festival schedule.
Frameline, home to the SF LGBTQ Film Festival, is also screening a handful of films this week for their fall showcase. On November 11 you can see Tricia’s Wedding, 50th Anniversary Remaster at 6pm and Mayor Pete at 7:45pm. On November 12 they’ll screen Bridesman at 6pm and Paris, 13th District at 7:45pm.
Featured image: SEEK/AFTER directed by Sean Dorsey. Photo via @sftransfilmfest on Instagram