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2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festval

Posted on November 10, 2016

November 10-13, 2016

San Francisco, CA


$12 – $15 Sliding Scale
$65 Festival Pass

BUY A FESTIVAL PASS and get access to ALL programs! Festival Passes available for purchase every day online and at the door.


Roxie Theater
3125 16th Street, San Francisco, CA


Special thanks to our 2016 Festival Community Partners:
Transgender Law Center, Transgender Employment Program, TRANS:THRIVESF Women Against Rape, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Fresh Meat Productions, and LYRIC

(click on each program to view list of films)

Thur, Nov 10, 2016 at 8:00pm: Opening Night Feature (Roxie Theater)
*Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 8:00pm: El Camino – Transgender Shorts (Roxie Theater)
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 7:00pm: MEZZO – Transgender Shorts (Roxie Theater)
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 9:30pm: TRANS ETHERIUM – 18+ Transgender Shorts (Roxie Theater)
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 2:00pm: Afternoon Actions – Transgender Shorts (Roxie Theater)
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 4:00pm: Festival Closing Feature (Roxie Theater)

*Subtitled for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences

2016 SFTFF Save the Date Trailer!

Posted on November 10, 2016

The 2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will take place at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, CA, USA November 10-13, 2016. For venue, program and schedule information, visit SFTFF’s website ( starting October 1, 2016. In the meantime, join our email list to receive updates: sign up at


November 10 Roxie Theater: 8:00pm Opening Night Gala
November 11 Roxie Theater: 8:00pm
November 12 Roxie Theater: 7:00pm & 9:30pm (9:30pm is 18 years+)
November 13  Roxie Theater: 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Filmmaker Spotlight: Anand Jay Kalra

Posted on November 2, 2016

SFTFF: What is the name of your film?

AK: Call and Response

SFTFF: What was the inspiration for your film?

AK: After my grandmother passed away earlier this year, I found a voicemail she left me while I was driving cross-country to move back to California in 2012. She mistakenly thought she’d hung up after saying goodbye, but the recording went on to reveal her explaining to a friend of hers who I am and that I’m trans– all in Hindi. All my life, she challenged me to commit myself to a path of nonviolence and service, but she never quite saw my work in the trans community as falling under that umbrella. Call and Response pairs her challenge with the voices of five trans men, who reflect on the meaning and purpose of privilege and community responsibility.

SFTFF: Describe your film in 3 words.

AK: meditative, pastoral, borderlands

SFTFF: What is one thing you learned from making your film?

AK: While we were shooting the interviews, my camera kept overheating and disrupting the recording process, so we would have to stop recording to let the camera cool off and then start again. On top of that, the camera didn’t have an audio input, so we were recording the sound separately. I ended up with 4-6 video files and 2-3 audio files per interivew, which I had to line up before I could edit. Definitely learned my ounce-of-prevention lesson for recording audio and video together!

SFTFF: If your film had to be summed up in one song, what song would it be?

AK: Shankar Tucker’s “Dhuan Dhuan”


Screening on Sunday, November 13 at 2pm at The Roxie Theater.
Purchase Tickets Here