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2nd Annual Tampa Bay (National) Transgender Film Festival
November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Join us all weekend long for our free online film festival. Kicking off on Transgender Day of Remembrance, the festival was designed to celebrate transgender lives and experiences, as well as create a safer world for our gender-diverse communities.
All virtual programming will be launched with full access on November 19th, 2021 at 8am in your time zone. Films are available to watch in any order, or even individually. However, our Transgender Screening Committee suggests watching the films in the following order: 1.Trans+ Shorts Program 2. The Labyrinth of the Moons 3. Instructions For Survival 4. See You Then 5. One of the Guys
Films / Links
Click on a film to order – for free or small donation.
Kris, a transgender computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college. They haven’t seen each other for 15 years, since Kris left town without a word. Over the course of a one night encounter, they engage in a series of increasingly intimate and revealing conversations, before a revelation sends everything spiraling out of control. SEE YOU THEN focuses on the universal truth that no matter how much you change, a part of you will always stay the same. [English | 74 minutes]
Frankie, a non-binary trans person, crashes their ex-partner’s men-only 12 step meeting, determined to be heard… no matter the cost. [English | 10 minutes]
Alexandre is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexandre cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother. Instructions for Survival narrates the love between two people whose lives are a constant battle but who stick together against all odds. [73 minutes | Germany | Georgian, Russian, German]
The trans experience in Argentina. The documentary deals with the universe of transvestite people having as main thread in the story, Maternity in all its meaning and Trans Children. Karla Ojeda (48) and Maira Ramírez (50) two transvestites who go through adoption and Gabriela Mansilla (42) mother of a trans girl, offer us their testimonies of life; The stories are intertwined with songs and poems by Susy Schok trans artist, poet and writer. Identity, a true maze that depends on personal construction. [Argentina | Spanish | 69 minutes]
What defines a man? It was as Virginie that corporal Vincent Lamarre enrolled in the Canadian Army. As he did his coming out to his superiors, he surprisingly founds his hierarchy back him unconditionally as his family did. The movie relates Vincent’s sexual transition with the support of his chain of command. What defines a man? His testosterone? His penis? His warrior spirit? The way people look at him? [French/English | 90 minutes]