GENRE: Transgender
SECTION: Shorts Programs
Expected Guests: Features Q&A with filmmaking teams

Couldn’t we all use a little trans joy? This year’s crop represents a brave, vulnerable and authentic celebration of trans and nonbinary folks. Plus, with song, animation and dance, you’re in for a fun ride. So buckle up and let’s go!



DIR Emory Chao Johnson | 2019 | USA | 3m

Jules is stuck between cultures, adolescence and gender but their mom is full of surprises.

Dance, Dance, Evolution

DIR Jules Rosskam | 2019 | USA | 18m

“When I dance, that is my true gender.”  Watch Trailer.


DIR Abel Rubinstein | 2019 | UK | 6m

Boyfriends Blake and Cane are having quite a silly day, complete with nail polish.  Watch Trailer.


DIRS Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson | 2020 | USA | 9m

Legend tells us that long ago four spirits came to Hawaii and healed the people. Now all that remains are the stones, and the spirits if we remember them. From the makers of Leitis in Waiting (Frameline42) and Kumu Hina (Frameline38).  Watch Trailer.

Making Samantha

DIR T Cooper | 2020 | USA | 10m

A triumphant musical celebration of one trans woman’s journey told through the eyes of many. All 27 people in the music video “I Am Samantha” are trans. Plus with an entire crew of LGBTQ+, female and POC folks, it was a powerful experience for all.

Shéár Avory: To Be Continued

DIR Abram Cerda | 2020 | USA | 26m

Meet Shéár: an inspiring 17-year-old black homeless nonbinary trans femme who is taking charge of their life and, in the process, taking on the world.

The Name of the Son (El Nombre del Hijo)

DIR Martina Matzkin | 2020 | Argentina | 13m

In Spanish with English subtitles

A trans son and his father’s search for connection. Winner of both the Crystal Bear and Special Prize for Best Short Film from the Generation Kplus International Jury at this year’s Berlinale.  Watch Trailer.


DIR Amy Jenkins | 2019 | USA | 5m

Each year blowing out the candles, Adam simply wishes to be himself.

Buying note: This is a digital screening, available to view between 12:01am Thursday, June 25 and 11:59pm Sunday, June 28. We suggest watching it at 8:15pm Friday, June 26 followed by the Q&A.


Gender Spectrum, The Roxie, T4T

After the program, join T4T for the Official Transtatic Afterparty!

Tune in Friday June 26th from 10pm-1am as TFT celebrates Pride weekend with an all trans/GNC line up of performers and DJ's!

Frida Ibarra (
Fíera Morena (

Per Sia
Corey Fusco
Dollii Williams
Memory theater

Stay tune to the Facebook event page for updated party details.