5 films by and about trans and gender non-binary people you can watch online for free!

We are excited to highlight some past SFTFF films that are currently available to watch online for free.


Bad Theology Dir. by Samira Shifteh
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2018)

A lyrical video about faith and surviving domestic violence as a Black transgender person. Featuring original poetry by J Mase III and choreography by Randy Ford. This project was a collaboration between the performance artists and the director. Shot on location at the Black & Tan Hall in Seattle with a LGBTQ crew.

Watch Bad Theology (captioned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH7OMFCONwk

Follow Randy Ford
Instagram: randybaby11

Follow J Mase III
Twitter: @JMaseIII 
Instagram: jmaseiii
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jmaseiii/


Stop, Drop, Roll – Macy Gray ft Nik West Dir. Collier Landry & Guido Fabris
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2017)

This music video for Macy Gray’s song “Stop, Drop, Roll” features popular gender-fluid dancer and choreographer, Jenzi Russell.

Watch Stop, Drop, Roll:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDNipFmyhgU

Follow star, Jenzi Russell
Twitter: @OfficialJenzi
Instagram: officialjenzi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJenziRussell/


HOMOSAFE Dir. Lorin Murphy
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2018)

A music video for the song Homosafe by the band The Homobiles.

Watch HOMOSAFE: https://vimeo.com/300619409

Follow Lorin Murphy
Instagram: lorindmurphy

Follow The Homobiles
Instagram: thehomobiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Homobiles-1381340508850417/



Tranimal Dir. Shawna Virago
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2018)

Music video for Tranimal by Shawna Virago. This folk-punk single is for those of us living outside the binary. 

Watch Tranimal:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2223ae0jZWQ

Follow Shawna Virago
Twitter: @ShawnaVirago
Instagram: shawnavirago
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shawna-Virago-148321001860564/


Bustin’ Out: From Solitary To Re-Entry  Dir.  Janetta Johnson
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2015)

Transgender activist and TGI Justice Project ED,  Janetta Johnson’s short film about solitary confinement and re-entry for transgender women in the prison system. This film was made for Black Girl Dangerous’ MagniFLY! project for trans women of color visibility.

Watch Bustin’ Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Qo6koD5dw

Follow Janetta Johnson
Twitter: @janetta114
Instagram: janetta3053

Follow TGI Justice Project
Twitter: @tgijp
Instagram: tgijustice
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TGIJP/

Follow Black Girl Dangerous
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8c2oL3yUcNuXKzEOpLjUPg/videos




Trans Movies You Can Rent

Don’t stop there! Support trans filmmakers by renting their films! Here are films BY trans and nonbinary filmmakers that you can rent today!


Happy Birthday Marsha Dir. Tourmaline, Sasha Wortzel
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2018)

Happy Birthday, Marsha! commemorates Black trans activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement. The film interweaves imagined scenes with found archival footage to counter the endemic erasure of trans women of color from narratives of political resistance.

Rent Happy Birthday Marsha:

Follow Tourmaline
Twitter: @tourmaliiine
Instagram: tourmaliiine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tourmaliiine/

Sasha Wortzel
Twitter: @sashawortzel
Instagram: sashawortzel


PASSING Dir. Lucah Rosenberg – Lee & J. Mitchel Reed
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2015)

This short documentary profiles the lives of three men of color who have undergone gender transition from female to male. The film explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender and how each of them perceives their own journey with gender after many years of being interacted with by the world as a biological man.

Rent Passing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01GEVOEGO/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Follow filmmakers: 

Lucah Rosenberg-Lee
Twitter: @mntntpview
Instagram: mntntp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lucah-Rosenberg-Lee-240298959730056/

Mitchel Reed
Twitter:  @thepathyouwalk



Transfinite Dir. Neelu Bhuman
(screened at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 2019)

A sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone magical short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.

Rent Transfinite: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/transfinite

Follow Transfinite:
Twitter: @transfinitefilm
Instagram: transfinite.film
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransfiniteFilm/