Short Bio

Sam Feder is New York based filmmaker exploring the power dynamics and politics of media-driven identity. Their current feature film,“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” premiered in March 2014 and was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014 by The Advocate. Sam is in pre-production on a historical documentary that examines the depiction of transgender people that permeate popular culture and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American media.

Since 2007, Sam has been touring internationally hosting screenings and discussions with their work at film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries.

Sam has received national grants, fellowships and residencies from: The Jerome Foundation Grant,  Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, Illinois Arts Council Grant, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Sam was an ongoing fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Gender in the Arts and Media (2007-2013) and was granted a 2013 Yaddo Artist Residency, and a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow Residency.

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To set up screenings or a guest lecture email Sam here: contact page.