The only film festival exclusively for Texas women— all humans welcome to attend!
L E T ’ S P A R T Y L E T ’ S P A R T Y 〰️ Join us as we kick off the second annual TRANSFORM FILM FEST with a night of drinks, bites, a panel featuring three badass women from the film community, & SO MUCH more…
Tickets are $20 in advance (or $25 at the door) for all-inclusive admission to BOTH nights of the fest.
>>> OPENING NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS <<<
〰️ EXCLUSIVE TRAILERS & MICRO-PANEL 〰️
F*CK YEAH, our first panel ever with three local women filmmakers: Tia Williams, Fox RedSky, and Mei Makino. We will explore their films-in-progress and get into the nitty gritty of being women of color filmmakers in Texas.
〰️ KEYNOTE WITH TRANSFORM FILM FEST PRODUCERS 〰️
In 2017, three women quietly came together and started what would be Transform Film Fest 2018. It was super easy to organize, we had unlimited funding, very pleasant internet interactions with total strangers, and we did so with no trolls proclaiming “a women’s film festival is dumb” . Twas a wonderful joy, the end… SAID NO ONE EVER. Learn more about why we started this fest & who we are!
〰️ INTRODUCTIONS & PORTRAITS BY JINNI J. 〰️
Jinni J is an ATX photographer & director. Her work focuses on the feminine & the ethereal; her laugh is loud & infectious. One glance at her work & you’ll see why we’re having her be a special part of this festival… A twist on tradition festival photo-ops, Jinni will be making portraits of you. Visit her photo station and let her work that beautiful magic!
〰️ MINGLE & CHILL 〰️
Psst… There’s goin’ be some pretty dope installations by local women artists centered around this year’s theme!
〰️ SOUNDS BY DJ MIJA 〰️
Get ready for 🔥!! Austin-based DJ MIJA will be bringing the heat ALL NIGHT & doin' it loud! ✨ DJ MIJA (aka Lizet Ortuño) has been part of the Austin underground music & art community since 2006. She developed her passion for music at an early age, then began touring & recording with bands in her early 20's. Lizet finds inspiration in all genres: from Punk to Reggae, from Soul to Grime. Lately, she enjoys getting the dance floor moving with Jamaican Dancehall inspired rhythms.
〰️ DELICIOUS BITES BY CHEF LYNDSAY ORTON-PEREZ 〰️
Chef Lyndsay Orton-Perez is a native of Port Arthur, Texas. Her culinary background is a wide array of experience, which includes Michelin-recommended farm to table fine dining in NYC; as well as non-profit, sustainable agriculture, and culinary education. Lyndsay is currently a business owner of Zentorre Farms, LLC and a chef instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. In her free time, Chef Lyndsay pursues her passion of addressing local food deserts through the aid of Zentorre Farms, which helps make healthy food more affordable and accessible.
〰️ BAR BY DULCE VIDA TEQUILA 〰️
Dulce Vida Spirits
Violet Crown Austin
Hyperreal film club
Art is Cool
Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
This project is also supported in part by Motion Media Arts Center & the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
〰️ A NOTE FROM TRANSFORM FILM FEST 〰️
Y'ALL: This festival is not only a direct response to the need & passion to highlight films created by women of vast cultural and economic backgrounds but also raise awareness to the public of the underrepresentation of women within creative sectors. This is a chance for #TEXAS to change the creative culture to be more inclusive to women. Providing more options for women and girls to be involved in film education, productions, and resources while being surrounded by inspiring women in the Texas industry.