Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival


About Us


The LA Transgender Film Festival showcases work by trans* and genderqueer filmmakers to audiences in southern California and beyond with a three-day festival, and encore screenings at high schools, colleges, and community organizations throughout the year.




The LAs Transgender Film Festival was founded in 2009 by the Trans/Giving art collective, which put on performance arts events throughout southern California from 2003-2010.  In its first year, the Trans/Giving film festival screened short comedies, documentaries, experimental and art films to a near-capacity crowd in Los Angeles.  The short films program was then taken on the road as the Traveling Trans/Giving Film Festival, screening at colleges and universities around southern California.  

In 2010  the festival expanded to one full day of film screenings in Hollywood, and a tour of many local colleges and community organizations.  The 2011 festival expanded once again to include three days of screenings at venues across Los Angeles, an awards show, and 11 stops on our tour.  The 2012 LA Transgender Film Festival featured three days of films in Echo Park, Hollywood, and West Los Angeles, with three feature films and twenty-four short films from six different countries. We are currently on tour, with our fifth annual festival to take place in November 2013. Contact us for more information on how to book a screening in your community or at your school.

*we mean trans as in transgender, transsexual, transvestite, as in crossdressers, drag kings and queens, studs, and all those who identify as contributing of gender fabulousness.*