Sheffield's Transforming Cinema Film Festival is back
Championing the voices, experiences, and talents of trans, gender nonconforming, nonbinary and genderqueer people and communities 🍿
LGBTQ+ YouTuber Kate Adair at Transforming Cinema 2016
Transforming Cinema Film Festival is coming back to Sheffield this year!
Taking place across the weekend 24-25 November 2018 at various venues in Sheffield, there'll be film screenings and workshops at Sheffield Town Hall, Curzon Cinema, and Sheffield Hallam University's Void Cinema.
The first Transforming Cinema festival was coordinated by Sheffield-based organisation E.D.E.N Film Productions in 2016 with guests including film director Campbell X (Different For Girls), actor Rebecca Root (Boy Meets Girl), YouTuber Kate Adair, Trans Media Watch and (lots, lots) more.
Presenting... #TransformingCinema 2018! #TC18— Transforming Cinema (@TransformingCin) 8 August 2018
Thanks to funding from @BigLotteryFund, 2018's #festival will take place Sat 24 + Sun 25 November in #Sheffield #Film #submissions now being accepted - full details @ https://t.co/EZnIHHokUC#trans #transgender #equality pic.twitter.com/TkmIRcIUlH
"Events like these are massively important in combating ongoing, overwhelming transphobic attitudes," explains E.D.E.N Chair Tom Reaney.
Whether it's negative media attention, the so-called "debate" on trans lives and existences, falsehoods, fears and scare-mongering being perpetrated through politics, in the media and in both LGBTQIA+ communities and non-LGBTQIA+ communities around the world, trans voices are being ignored whilst cisgender fears are elevated.
Through film, Transforming Cinema aims to set this imbalance right by elevating and amplifying trans and nonbinary voices. (Bravo!)
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Submissions are now being accepted for 2018's festival. Full details on how to submit a film can be found on the Transforming Cinema website.
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