Monday, April 30, 2007

Clocked did not make the festival cut for Frameline 31

The letter read said that they got over 600 submissions and they hope I will apply next year in December...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kathryn Steuerman Oral History

Kathryn is an Outreach Worker and Health Educator for Transgender Resource and Neighborhood Space (TRANS), a program of the University of California, San Francisco. She lives in Berkeley with her two cats and her elusive womanhood. Have you seen it?

Monday, April 23, 2007

A Friend Pays Tribute to a Fellow Documentarian

Janetta Johnson recalling stories about Nadia Cabezas. Nadia was sent to the angels by an unlicensed, uninsured driver who was paying attention to his eating and not his driving and hit her. Nadia, aka "Kitty Kastro" was the producer, director, and hostess of television's first transgender community cable show called "Tranny Talk" originating from San Francisco. She accomplished this with her long-time partner, Dina Boyer. This memorial service was at St. Anthony's within the realm of the Tenderloin, Nadia's home turf. She will be missed but remembered eternally.

Mikayla Connell Oral History

Mikayla was elected President of SF Pride in November, 2006 and has served on the board of directors for the Transgender Law Center, including 2 years as its Board Chair, and has served as a member and Vice-Chair of the California State Bar Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination. By day she is an attorney for the Judicial Council of California but by night she is an activist, actress, gamer and mom. Though she works and volunteers, her first love is her family, namely, her son Mick, her cat Firefly, and her partner of 4 years, Melinda.

Autumn Sandeen Oral History

Autumn is the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) secretary, a Transgender Advocacy And Services Center (TASC) of San Diego Planning Group Member, and is a contributing author for the Ex-Gay Watch.

Lyle Garcia-Blake Oral History

Lyle is a software professional who has appeared in photographic exhibits across the United States and on television raising gender awareness and educating the public. He has presented workshops at the 2005 and 2006 Gender Odyssey conferences and on numerous trans-focused panels.

Festival Application Donations

In my never ending romp through festival guides, I am searching everywhere for my target audience... Those that do not know a stitch about what it is like to be transgender or transsexual in real life experience. That being said, my audience is everyone besides those living in trans-communities. For someone who has run out of financial aid and hard drive space, lol -- I am getting pretty bold with the promoting.

If anyone would be so kind, these are the festivals that I have applied to and have not sent the proverbial check in the mail. While it isn't tax deductible yet, it is a worthwhile cause and your donations will make a real dent in costs associated with the Oral History Project. Just click on the "Donate Now" button at the top of the blog to send funds. I will start a donor page for those who see something in the film and send them a copy of the film as a thank you.

Hawaii International Film Festival
27 Annual from October 18, 2007 to October 28, 2007
Entry Fee: 50.00 U.S. Dollar

Moondance International Film Festival

8 Annual from September 14, 2007 to September 16, 2007
Entry Fee: 75.00 U.S. Dollar

Nevada City Film Festival

7 Annual from August 16, 2007 to August 19, 2007
Entry Fee: 50.00 U.S. Dollar
50.00 U.S. Dollar Rec'd via online 17-apr-2007

2007 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival

6 Annual from September 26, 2007 to September 30, 2007
Entry Fee: 35.00 U.S. Dollar

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Transnation (Martin Coast to Coast)

Two new profiles out in the world about yours truly, I was a bit
embarrassed about some of the comments that went to print but overall
it is a great profile.

SF Bay Times

Boston's Bay Windows