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.



"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!)


The festival programme will be taking shape over the coming months, but for updates and announcements, follow Transforming Cinema and E.D.E.N Film Productions.



women at work film GIF by Beeld en Geluid Labs


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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