Gender Reel 2020
All Gender Reel events are FREE!
Gender Reel's 10th Annual Film Festival will be held October 1, 2020-November 1, 2020.
For 30 days, Gender Reel, will screen amazing films from our archive, as well as, some new releases on VIMEO.
We will also host four nights of Q&A's with trans filmmakers, media artists and actresses: Brit Fryer, Sam Feder, Calpernia Adams and Isabel Sandoval.
All films are available for screening on VIMEO. To access them click here:
All Q&A's start @ 7 PM CST (8 PM EST). To access them click here:
October 6th - Brit Fryer
October 13th - Sam Feder
October 20th - Calpernia Adams
October 27th - Isabel Sandoval
Zoom Q&A Special Guests
Brit Fryer - Brit is a director and producer living in Brooklyn. Brits films include Caro Comes Out, Across, Beyond and Over, Botanical Black, and Trans·ience. Brit is an alum of the Creative Culture Fellowship at Jacob Burns Film Center and the Sundance Ignite Fellowship. After graduating from Carleton College's Cinema and Media Studies Program, Brit, worked in the Programs and Member Services department at the Writers Guild of America, East.
Sam Feder - Sam is a director and producer whose films explore the intersection of visibility and politics along the lines of race, class, and gender in trans lives. Central to Sam's work is putting urgent activist issues into a historical context. Sam's most recent film, Disclosure, explores Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of this on American culture. This film can be screened through Netflix.
Calpernia Addams - Calpernia is an American author, actress, musician, spokesperson and activist for the trans movement. Addams formed Deep Stealth Productions in 2002, coached Felicity Huffman in her Academy Award-nominated performance as a trans woman in, Transamerica (2003) and starred on the reality television series, Transamerican Love Story, in 2008. Addams, is best known for the 2003 film, Soilders Girl, which explored her real life romance with Army Soldier, Barry Winchell, who was murdered by fellow soldiers after they learned he was dating Addams.
Isabel Sandoval - Isabel has produced, written and directed three full-length features, including SEÑORITA (2011), which premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and was nominated for Best Picture by the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines. SEÑORITA also won the Emerging Director Award at the 2012 Asian-American International Film Festival.
Her second feature film, APPARITION (2012), a period drama about cloistered Filipino nuns during the Marcos regime, was widely acclaimed in its Philippine theatrical release and won a number of international awards. Her third feature, LINGUA FRANCA, an immigration drama set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, has received support from IFP, SFFILM, Frameline, the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), New York Foundation for the Arts and the Tribeca Film Institute.