From 2009-2014 the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival promoted films by transgender, genderqueer, and intersex filmmakers, as well as empowering films about our communities by allied filmmakers, through our annual film festival and international tour.
The purpose of the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival was to showcase the creativity and diversity of our communities by screening works in all genres by artists with various experiences of race, class, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, and age. We supported newer filmmakers through our panels and skill-building workshops, and educated allies through our workshops and film discussions at high schools and colleges. We honored pioneering transgender filmmakers through our Trans Luminary awards and supported mid-career filmmakers with our Audience and Jury awards. We also spawned two other international transgender film festivals, the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival and tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival through direct mentorship and programming support.