TRANSFORM FILM FEST is the first & only film festival exclusively for Texas women. All humans welcome to attend!
Tickets are $20 in advance (or $25 at the door) for all-inclusive admission to BOTH nights of the fest.
〰️ NARRATIVE 〰️
〰️ DOCUMENTARY 〰️
Sweet Sweet Kink
A Beacon of Light : The Story of Jimmy R. Underwood
〰️ ANIMATION 〰️
Aikontakuto (Eye Contact)
Rush Hour Rituals
〰️ EXPERIMENTAL 〰️
Online Mating 2: Online Dating
Tear the Club Up
OFFICIAL FILM FEST JUDGES
Elizabeth Mims, Filmmaker & Programmer
Iliana Sosa, Filmmaker & Producer
Jenni Kaye, Filmmaker & Programmer
Penelope Nederlander. Animator & Art Director
KEYNOTE, TREATS, & INTERACTIVE FUN
〰️ LET’S. DO. THIS 〰️
We’ll kick off the night with a special keynote by a very special #Texan woman filmmaker, Chelsea Hernandez. We’ll be hearing from our 2019 JUDGES & screening 20 short films made by Texan women. Cappin’ off the night with awards for the Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, & Fan Favorite of this year’s fest!
〰️ BAR & BITES 〰️
Our sponsor Motion Media Arts Center will be serving complimentary beer, wine, and tasty treats all night long!
〰️ SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER 〰️
Chelsea Hernandez is a Mexican-American filmmaker (Director of Building the American Dream) based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on the unique perspectives of various issues and topics through the lens of ordinary people who challenge the status quo and injustices in this world. She is a fellow of Firelight Media Doc Lab and Tribeca/A+E Edit Storylab and All Access. Recently named as one of Texas Monthly’s “10 Filmmakers on the Rise.” She is an 8-time Lone Star Emmy winning director, producer and editor.
〰️ DAY DREAMER PHOTOBOOTH 〰️
Ay ay! Ready for a unique photobooth experience? Day Dreamer will set up their photobooth on Saturday, April 6!
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
Motion Media Arts Center
Dulce Vida Spirits
Violet Crown Austin
Hyperreal film club
Art is Cool
Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
〰️ 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.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.