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Please help the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival raise the funds we need to move our 12th Film Festival to the ROXIE THEATER (November 8-10, 2013)

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) made history as North America’s first transgender film festival in 1997 – and has built community, launched careers, and mentored emerging transgender filmmakers and festivals around the world. SFTFF screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge mainstream media stereotypes of our communities.

We need your help to pay for THIS YEAR’s theater rental and technical crew – we must raise $7,500 by November 2, 2013.

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival has launched an online fundraising campaign on Kickstarter – and we’re asking for your help right now. The 12th San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will take place November 8-10, 2013. After years of completely sold-to-capacity screenings, we are presenting our biggest festival yet … and with your support, we are moving back to the ROXIE THEATER! Info & tix:

Our move back to the Roxie is especially important this year – as our community was heartbroken by the December 2012 death of SFTFF co-founder Christopher Lee. Christopher was a pioneering FTM transgender filmmaker, activist and community leader. Christopher made the world’s first feature film starring FTM people of color and the first-ever FTM trans adult films. With heartfelt roots in our history and a passionate eye for the future, we need YOUR help to make this year’s Festival a roaring success!

YOU RECEIVE GREAT *PERKS* FOR YOUR DONATION! Your donation to SFTFF is fully tax-deductible and comes with great PERKS including free tickets and passes to this year’s San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (November 8-10), Frameline passes, tickets to premiere Bay Area LGBT arts events, dinner with our Artistic Director and much more! Donate today!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! If you are excited about this project, please help us spread the word – and SHARE this fundraising campaign (here’s the link: on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, Google+ and other social media. Every enthusiastic personal recommendation helps soooooo much! THANK YOU!

— love, Artistic Director Shawna Virago and the SFTFF family