San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) 2013 Festival

November 8-10, 2013
Roxie Theater, San Francisco

Friday November 8 @ 8pm
Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 9 @ 9:30pm (18+ Program)
Sunday November 10@ 2:30pm
Sunday November 10@ 4:00pm

Venue: The Roxie (3117 16th Street, SF, CA)
This venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Admission: Tickets $12-15 sliding scale
Fri-Sat Festival pass $50

Info: View our 3 days of spectacular programs


The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) announces our spectacular 2013 Festival – a stellar weekend of transgender films, with a special Memorial screening for the Festival’s co-founder Christopher Lee! Full program below.

This year, after 11 sold-out Festivals, SFTFF is expanding to our biggest lineup ever – 3 days of spectacular programs and events. To celebrate our expansion, the 2013 Festival returns to the Roxie Theater!

Join us for three days and nights of award-winning transgender cinema – dynamic programs of local, national and international films by transgender and gender variant artists from around the world. 

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival was founded in 1997 as North America’s first transgender film festival. We exhibit groundbreaking, provocative, outrageous, courageous, moving and innovative works that show the complexity of lives lived on the transgender spectrum.



Friday November 8 @ 8:00pm

The Fiction of the Fix
Cathy Sitzes
Be careful for what you wish for is the message an adorably cute Butch learns in this comedic romp.

Loving The Bony Lady
Scott Elliott
Arely Gonzalez has built what she believes to be New York's largest shrine to La Santa Muerte, the Holy Death. Since devoting herself to the skeletal saint, Gonzalez, who is an immigrant and transsexual, has become a leader among Santa Muerte devotees, regularly opening her doors to anyone who wishes to seek her saint's protection and comfort.

Burotrick (Austria)
Christa Biedermann
An office drone finds escape and fun through gender play

Gender Games
Veronica Lopez and Meg Smaker
This powerful documentary follows the challenges a 51-year old transwoman faces when she returns to college level basketball.

Performing Girl
Crescent Diamond
Short documentary about D’Lo, a queer, transgender, Tamil Sri Lankan American actor, writer, director and comic who got his start at age 11, performing for his family and classmates in the desert town of Lancaster, CA. Lego animations, home movies, and family snapshots paint the portrait of how his identity has changed over the last twenty years.

Change Over Time
Ewan Duarte
This experimental and poetic perspective of a transman’s first year on testosterone uses stop-motion and digital animation to ask “what kind of man will I become?”

Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure
Sam Berliner
Episode #1 in this animated web series documents the successes, failures and confusion our hero faces trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.

Andy Bydalek
Set entirely to music, this homage to classic haunted house motifs, stars Suppository Spelling, and follows one woman’s journey from loss to redemption amidst vengeful spirits.

COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Transgender Law Center
Sponsoring Donor: Ardel Thomas

Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm

Tommy Statkiewicz
This film presents the filmmakers lived reality as a trans undocu-dreamer connecting with their metaphysical home/land(s).

Annalise Ophelian
Extended sneak preview of the upcoming documentary about Stonewall veteran and transgender activist Miss Major. For more info visit

White Man's Burden
StormMiguel Florez
A nightmare sequence from the musical production "White Lies,” a musical theater piece that debuted at the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2013. It examines the interpersonal impacts of racism and white Supremacy in queer community..

Femme Science / Ciencia Femme
Micah Cardenas
Femme Science is a performative investigation asking: can we use femme affect to create, in the mode of electronic disturbance and inspired by femme science, a femme disturbance? How can we practice a science that is magic and outside of western colonial logics?

But I’m A GenderQueer
Lauren Soldano
The autobiographical meets the fantastical in this story about one person’s day long journey through what some might call an identity crisis until self-love comes along.

Mars Rosas
Sci-fi dystopia where people of color live under a fascist, white supremacist state. One person finally wakes up from this violently imposed slumber to liberate other people of color.

Raphaële Frigon and Coral Short (Canada)
Tears for queers. Tears for change.

Vega Darling
Excerpts from the forthcoming Riot Grrrl! Documentary

Happy Toilet
Lark Buckingham
Music video for San Francisco trans/queer punk wonders “Alabaster Choad.” With animation too!

the ride
Shawn Demmons
A man struggles for visibility with a new love interest he meets on community bike ride.

COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Fresh Meat Productions
Sponsoring Donor: L. & K Wachowski

Saturday November 9 @ 9:30pm (+18 only, ID required)

Courtney Trouble
Dyke and trans*-identified Hayley Fingersmith and trans*-identified Jacques LeFemme discuss gender and queerness, while showing us just how hot gender fucking can be.

Behind the Scenes: CrashPad Episode 135:
Devon Wipp & Vaughn Trapp Part interview, part blooper reel, and part porn, this Behind the Scenes video features Devon Wipp and Vaughn Trapp as they share the politics behind shooting for Pink & White Productions' San Francisco-based queer porn website,

Alley Of The Trannyboys
Directed by Christopher Lee; edited by J Zapata
The film that started radical transgender porn. Alley Of The Trannyboys was the first feature length erotic film with an all-trans man cast.

COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Trans Thrive / API Wellness Center
Sponsoring Donor: Korvin Miller

Sunday November 10 @ 2:30PM
AFTERNOON DELIGHT: TRANSGENDER SHORTS (buy early: only 50 tickets will be sold!)

I’m Yours
Chase Joynt
Inspired by Canadian video-maker Colin Campbell, this film provides answers to your most burning questions. This is what happens when Colin Campbell and Jerry Springer meet Judith Butler.

Who Is Pauline Park
Jamerry Kim
A portrait of transgender woman and activist Pauline Park.

Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles
Seyi Adebanjo
Islan Nettles was beaten to death in front of a NYPD precint in Harlem. This film takes place steps away from where she was murdered during her community vigil.

7 Stages of the Closet
Tylyn S. Anson
What is the price we pay for hiding ourselves? What do we lose revealing ourselves? This abstract film aims to find out.

A Year In Review
Finn Paul
Honest reflections beautifully filmed about a tough year when things fell apart, connections were missed, love turned to heartache.

Please You
Pioneer Winter
Part of a larger performance piece by the director, this film mixes grunge and queerness and some lively dancing

Love Bang
Viet Le
sexperimental art music video for an original trilingual hip pop song (Vietnamese, Khmer and English). “Hip pop” is a fictitious cross between pop and hip hop. The disjunctured video features a star-crossed, time-traveling trans love triangle. Sounds complicated? Love is!

Sunday November 10 @ 4:00PM
ONE ZERO ONE (Feature film, Germany) (buy early: only 50 tickets will be sold!)

Tim Lienhard
This year, SFTFF is proud to present this outstanding feature film: ONE ZERO ONE is a gorgeous full-length work from Germany. Part documentary and part fairy tale art film, ONE ZERO ONE narrates the story of two remarkable artists: BayBJane, who identifies as “the world’s shortest drag queen,” and the brilliant gender-queer artist Cybersissy