Trans Now
Shorts Programs
Program Running Time is 101 min
This collection embraces astounding and raw trans stories, including transition and beyond: honing in on the lingering horrors of an ex, daily cycles of sex work, and the simple joys found in going out to dinner as yourself. Beautifully pinpointing details, each story reshapes what we think of trans and genderqueer lives today.
First Night Out First Night Out
Directed By: William Mayo
USA, 2015, 2 min
Dinner out by oneself comes to mean so much more.

Afuera Afuera
Directed By: Steven Liang
USA, 2016, 14 min
An undocumented trans woman is forced to choose between domestic comfort and sex work that sustains her.

Alexa To Exa Alexa To Exa
Directed By: Exa Zim
USA, 2015, 18 min
Alexa/Exa lets us into his poignant and darkly funny video diary of ten years as he transitions.

Ryans Ryans
Directed By: Natalie Heltzel,
Rain Valdez
USA, 2016, 17 min
A trans woman goes on a blind date with a man, but lingering similarities to an ex get in the way.

S.T.A.R. S.T.A.R.
Directed By: Rhys Ernst
USA, 2016, 5 min
A delicately woven archival portrait of trans activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Golden Golden Golden Golden
Directed By: Erica Cho
USA, 2015, 15 min
Two broke genderqueer twenty-somethings fantasize of a love together across genre, space, and time.

Tear Jerker Tear Jerker
Directed By: Amy Adler
USA, 2016, 15 min
A trans guy faced with difficult life circumstances has to try to find new ways to express old and familiar feelings.

Dawn Dawn
Directed By: Jake Graf
United Kingdom, 2016, 14 min
A cinematic human connection is made while waiting for the bus one morning.

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