Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival


Saturday November 3rd Schedule

The Renberg Theatre (The Village at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center)
1125 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

4:30 pm Surrealness short films (short films program 86 mins)

What do androids, funerals, tourist traps, kung fu, matchmaking, saints, outlaws, and roommates have in common? In this surreal collection of transgender, intersex, and genderqueer short films...everything!
Community Collaborator: CalArts School of Film/Video

Trandroids dir Britt Dunn 18 min.
When a stranger brings them the key to Master Control, the Trandroids must choose between the safety of hiding or the start of a revolution.

Remember Me in Red dir Hector Ceballos 15 min.
When tragedy strikes a tight-knit group of transgender Latina women in Los Angeles, Fidelia plans her dear friend Alma Flora's funeral as a tribute to her life as a woman. Her parents, however, unexpectedly arrange to bury their son as a man. Fidelia must find a way to respect the parents' memory of their child and honor the way her friend would want to be remembered.

La Santa dir Mauricio Lopez 14 min. (Chile, in Spanish with English Subtitles)
María (13) is intersex and being forced by her father to incarnate the Holy Virgin Mary at their town’s procession, because he thinks this is the only way she can “get fixed”.

The Thing dir Rhys Ernst 15 min.
A couple with a stale relationship and a reluctant cat are on a road trip to "The Thing”, a remote roadside attraction.

Robin Hood is so Gay dir Broch Bender & Oscar McNary 7 min.
This film recovers the legacy of Robin Hood's faggotry, recounting the story of how Robin Hood and the Merry Men fought the Sheriff of Naughtyngham's homophobic policy in 1269.

Lee dir Roland Wiryawan 6 min.
Lee is no ordinary warrior, he has a secret love. When his secret is revealed, Lee must face the hardest battle of her life: to gain respect.

Make a Mate dir Jennifer Jordan Day 3 min.
What makes a perfect mate? All the right ingredients go into this lighthearted animation about finding true love.

Roommates dir Caitlin Parker  8 min.
In this playful romp, Pablo struggles with having a crush on his roommate.

6 pm Indie Filmmaking Workshop with Silas Howard Ever wonder how you can make a feature film when you have no money? Learn more about how to write, direct, and produce independent trans/genderqueer media from Silas Howard, a trans artist with two low budget feature films that have premiered at Sundance and SXSW.

7 pm Reception in the courtyard

7:30p By Hook or By Crook dir by Silas Howard and Harriet Dodge
(narrative feature, 98 mins)

After-Screening VIP Reception at The Pleasure Chest
7733 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046

Shy is a handsome small-town loner who dumps his diner job and thumbs to San Francisco in pursuit of a life of petty crime. Along the way, Shy stumbles into the off-kilter Valentine, who is on a quest to locate his birthmother. An unexpected and magical friendship sparks as they steal and grift their way towards understanding themselves and the crazy world around them.
Community Collaborator: ONE Archives

The second annual Trans Luminary Award will be presented to Silas Howard for helping pave the way for transgender artists.  The Jury Award for Best Short Film will also be presented.

SILAS HOWARD began his career in degeneracy by playing music with the legendary punk band Tribe8. Silas, with Harry Dodge, wrote, directed and starred in the film By Hook or By Crook; a Sundance Film Festival premiere and five-time Best Feature winner. His documentary, What I Love About Dying, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and played festivals internationally. Silas's short films, music videos and web series have aired on MTV, Logo, Showtime and the Sundance Channel. Silas’s writing has been published in various anthologies and magazines. His second feature, co-directed with Ernesto Foronda, Sunset Stories, staring Sung Kang, Monique Gabriela Curnen and Joshua Leonard premiered at the 2012 SXSW film festival, won best ensemble acting award at LAAPFF award and is currently playing the festival circuit.