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Your search by 'Transgender' identified 38 films


  • 100 Crushes Chapter 6: They

    100 Crushes Chapter 6: They

    Canada , 2014 , 2 min. Winner of Best Emerging Artist at the Inside Out 2014 Toronto LGBT Film Festival, filmmaker Elisha Lim lyrically recounts struggling within and finding liberation from the gender binary by embracing a new preferred-gender-pronoun.... Read more
  • After Love

    After Love

    Austria , 2014 , 72 min. A doomed love triangle forms between a fashion photographer, a trans call-girl, and an emotionally distant rentboy in this haunting, stylishly shot noir, calling to mind David Lynch by way of the French New Wave.... Read more
  • The Album

    The Album

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Former SF-based director Ray Rea examines the role of photography in documenting history, inspired by an album of rare photos from his Great Uncle Warren, a pre-Stonewall gay man who thoroughly documented his life in NY.... Read more
  • Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. Filmmaker Deb Simone takes us backstage as LA trans youth prepare for a runway show and calendar launch fundraiser—these young people are also engaging in an intentional process of becoming visible, having a voice, and claiming a future as vital community members.... Read more
  • Beautiful by Night

    Beautiful by Night

    USA , 2014 , 28 min. An exploration of the rituals of transformation by three older drag entertainers (Collette LeGrande, Donna Personna, and Olivia Hart) at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in SF’s Tenderloin.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... Read more
  • Carmín Tropical

    Carmín Tropical

    Mexico , 2014 , 80 min. This noir-mystery of crime and passion delves deep into the heart, mind, and soul of Mabel, a Mexican muxe (transwoman) who revives past demons when she comes face to face with the people, places, and memories of a faraway life.... Read more
  • The Dancer and The Crow

    The Dancer and The Crow

    Canada , 2014 , 4 min. Who we are on the outside does not always represent who we are on the inside. When one man takes a closer look at his inner self, he discovers the beauty he has been hiding from the world.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    USA , 2015 , 105 min. From new tensions in old friendships to sex scenes that will make you gasp and bite your lower lip, this Oakland webseries gives you everything you want—and everything you didn’t realize you craved until you watched this show.... Read more
  • Elise

    Elise

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. This is a gorgeously shot and tremendously engaging short film about a young, black transgirl and the challenges she faces on a daily basis.... Read more
  • Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    UK , 2014 , 11 min. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals, discover the reason behind Rubyyy’s ginger moustache, and judge for yourself the standards in Dapper wear.... Read more
  • Finding Phong

    Finding Phong

    Vietnam , 2015 , 92 min. Phong is a young transwoman from a village in Vietnam beginning her medical transition. Over the course of a year, she finds her place in the world and among her family, learning that becoming a woman involves more than she expected.... Read more
  • Float

    Float

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Stunningly celebratory and shot completely underwater, this artistic short film features trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked and is set to the music of trans musician Rae Spoon.... Read more
  • Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. At 92, Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.... Read more
  • From This Day Forward

    From This Day Forward

    USA , 2015 , 79 min. When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    Canada , 2015 , 9 min. Two girl bunnies meet on a block of ice in space, become romantically smitten, and look for a way to cross the galaxy together.... Read more
  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    Thailand , 2015 , 80 min. As the Thai military draft approaches, an 11-year-old boy tries to keep his beloved older brother close to home and out of the service; but in this tender drama, love and luck might not be enough, as he unwittingly sets in motion events that expose the limited options facing Thailand’s working poor.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Ma/ddy

    Ma/ddy

    USA , 2014 , 11 min. A grieving genderqueer widow overcomes obstacles to create the family she’s always dreamed of.... Read more
  • McTucky Fried High

    McTucky Fried High

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. An animated ensemble of irreverent teen foods navigate sexuality, gender identity, and high school cliques.... Read more
  • Mindtease

    Mindtease

    Canada , 2014 , 4 min. The accidental reveal of a burlesque dancer’s true identity leads to a moment of self-questioning for the audience, and for one voyeur in particular, some deeper self-exploration.... Read more
  • My Life Is A Dream

    My Life Is A Dream

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams, so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow CW on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, and sexual deviants.... Read more
  • The New Girlfriend

    The New Girlfriend

    France , 2014 , 105 min. In this exquisite tale of triangulated love Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) reaches out to her deceased best friend’s widower David (Romain Duris) only to discover he dresses as a woman in the privacy of his home, in the latest from director François Ozon.... Read more
  • Out Again

    Out Again

    USA , 2014 , 4 min. A 16-year-old boy named Sam attempts to come out to his crush Jordan. After it fails to go the way he planned, Sam discovers an ability to travel through time and fix his mistakes until he can get the “perfect” coming out.... Read more
  • "Passing"

    Canada , 2015 , 22 min. Profiling the lives of three transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each of them perceives their own journey with gender after many years of being presumed a cisman.... Read more
  • Peace of Mind

    Peace of Mind

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. This beautifully constructed documentary is an at once poetic, highly personal and generously balanced portrait of the late trans artist and filmmaker Flo McGarrell during the final chapter of his short life as the director of FOSAJ Art Center in Jacmel, Haiti.... Read more
  • Put the Needle on the Record

    Put the Needle on the Record

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Remember that high school babe that everyone wanted to get down with, but no one dare try? For these four friends that person was Samantha, and as they light up and spin vinyl in this erotic short, one of them claims to remember her a bit better than the others.... Read more
  • Queens at Court

    Queens at Court

    USA , 2013 , 21 min. Four diverse players who compete in US Tennis Association competitive leagues, the Gay Games, and an LGBTQ international tour, share their stories of adversity and how this sport and community has empowered their lives.... Read more
  • Stealth

    Stealth

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Being the new girl at school is hard enough. For Sammy, it’s even tougher, as she struggles with whether or not to tell her two new BFFs her deepest secret—that she was born male—in this polished, fresh take on growing up transgender.... Read more
  • Stella Walsh

    Stella Walsh

    USA , 2014 , 15 min. Stella Walsh had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors, and fans from around the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had an “ambiguous gender.”... Read more
  • Stories of Our Lives

    Stories of Our Lives

    Kenya , 2014 , 61 min. Homophobia is institutionalized in Kenya, heightening the stakes of this brave vignette quintet. Via intimate dramatizations of identity under siege, drawn from real life experiences of LGBTQI people, this anthology, exquisitely shot in black and white, breaks the silence enforced by intolerance.... Read more
  • Summer Nights

    Summer Nights

    France , 2014 , 104 min. In a secluded country home in 1950s France, two men, longtime friends, meet, as they do most weekends—elegantly dressed as respectable middle-class women. But can they maintain their double lives? This quirky, layered drama asks questions of gender, love, and identity.... Read more
  • Sworn Virgin

    Sworn Virgin

    Italy , 2015 , 90 min. A young Albanian woman, chafing against her culture’s strictures on female behavior, chooses to live and work as a man. Years later, questioning his choice, he leaves his remote village and embarks upon a journey of self-discovery.... Read more
  • Two 4 One

    Two 4 One

    Canada , 2014 , 80 min. After a surprising one-night stand that rekindles their previous relationship, ex-partners Adam and Miriam make a most unusual discovery: they are both pregnant. Two 4 One is a refreshing trans romcom.... Read more
  • Under the Last Roof

    Under the Last Roof

    Mexico , 2013 , 12 min. Nine-year-old Beto lives with his overprotective abuelos. When new neighbor Stephany moves into the building, a beautiful friendship blossoms that confronts the child with his general conception of the world.... Read more
  • The Year We Thought About Love

    The Year We Thought About Love

    USA , 2014 , 68 min. Boston LGBTQ youth troupe True Colors: Out Youth Theater produces and performs a play that tackles the difficult topic of love. This inspiring doc celebrates the powerful work of a troupe that believes, above all else, the show must go on!... Read more