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Director | Producer

2018      DisclosureTrans Lives On Screen, Director/Producer
2015      Kelby, Fassine Official Music Video, Producer
2014      Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger, Director/Producer
2012      When the Dust Settles, Director/Producer
2011      House Devil, Street Angel, Producer
2010      Billy, a portrait of a dancer, Director/Producer
2010      This All Happened Already, Director/Producer
2009      against a trans narrative, Producer
2009      No More Lies, Director/Producer
2007      F. Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here, Producer
2006      Boy I Am, Director/Producer


2016      Out Run, Community Engagement Strategist, dir. Leo Chang and Johnny Symons
2015      Care, Social Media Strategist, dir.Deirdre Fischel
2012      My Best Day, First Assistant Camera, dir. Erin Greenwell
2011      The Rink, Camera, Camera, dir. Sarah Friedland
2009      Traverse City, Editor, dir. Mickey Mahoney
2008      Riot Acts,  Camera, dir. Madsen Minax
2007      F. Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here, Editor, dir. Jules Rosskam
2006      For the Love of Dolly, Assistant Editor, dir. Tai Uhlmann
2006      Lover Other, Production Assistant, dir. Barbara Hammer
2004      Beyond Good and Evil, Media, Children and Violent Times, Associate Producer dir. C. Sun
2003      Ancient Creature of the Deep, Archival Research, dir. Celia Lowenstein


2015     Best Feature, TranScreen Film Festvial
2015     Best Feature, Identities Film Festvial
2015     James Aronson Award For Social Justice Journalism, Hunter College
2014     One of the top ten LGBT Documentaries of 2014, The Advocate
2014     Favorite Film Audience Award, Beacon Independent Film Festival
2014     Best Feature Documentary Audience Award, Trans|Lations Film Festival
2014     Jury’s Special Commendation, Gaze Film Festival
2006     Best Documentary Feature Award, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Grants| Fellowships

2013     The Jerome Foundation Grant.
2013     REF Excellence in Filmaking Grant.
2013     MacDowell Artist Residency- Catherine Boettcher Fellow 2013/2014.
2013     Yadoo Artist Residency.
2013     Starry Night Retreat Artist Residency.
2012     PSC CUNY Professional Development Grant.
2011     Frameline Completion Fund, Grant Recipient.
2010     Hunter College, Integrated Media Arts Program, Department of Film and Media, Tech Fellow.
2009     Crossroads Foundation, Grant Recipient.
2008     Funding Exchange Paul Robeson Grant.
2008     Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Grant.
2008     Illinois Arts Council Grant.
2008     The Community Arts Assistance Program Grant.
2007     Columbia College Chicago, Fellow, Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts & Media.
2006     Curve Magazine, “10 Must-See Gender Documentaries. ”

Select Museums and Broadcast

2015        Hammer Museum, Los Angelos, CA
2014        Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2014        Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2012        MOMA-PS1, New York, NY
2009       Here!TV
2007       National Museum for Women, Washington, DC
2007       Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Lectures & Panels complete list here
2017      OutFest Trans Summit, DGA, Los Angeles, CA
               Queer Places, Practices and Lives, OSU, Columbus, OH
               Language and Film: Currents in Queer & Trans Media, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2016      Being Transparent, Translations,  Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival, Seattle, WA
               Trans/Gender Tipping Point? Gender Variance from Tangerine to Transparent, USC, Los Angeles, CA
2015      Kate Bornstein is, CLAGS, New York, NY
               Critical Concerns in Trans Activism, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
               Kate Bornstein is,  Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
2014      Queer Theory and Sociology of Sex , University of Milwaukee, WI
               Introduction to Critical Sexualities Studies, Rutger University, New Brunswick, NJ
2013      Transgender Awareness Week,  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2012      Typecasting,  Hunter College, New York,  NY
2011       LGBTQ Pride Week Screening, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
               Weird Science,  New York City College of Technology, New York, NY
2009      Trans Action Week, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
2008      Queertopia: Film Panel + Talk Back, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
                Gender Fusion: Naming Desire and Identity in Media, Columbia College, Chicago, IL      
2007      Trans Panel Debate, Miami LGBT Film Festival, Miami, FL
2006      Masculinity in the Lesbian Community, NewFest LGBT Film Festival, New York, NY
                Feminism and Gender Identity, Reeling Film Festival, Chicago, IL
                Cultural Images in the Media, New York University, New York, NY


IndieWire, 8 Exciting Trans Filmmakers Shaking Up Hollywood
REFINERY29, Filmmaker Sam Feder On Why Representation Of Transgender Lives In Film Matters
Jump Cut Magazine, Does Visibility Equal Progress? A conversation on Trans Activist Media,
The Advocate ,  “10 Best LGBT Documentaries of 2104”
Indiewire, “Must See Films from the 2014 festival circuit
Windy City Media Group, Film Review
UChicagoNews, Film Review,
Planet London, Film Review
Crispy Sharp Film, Film Review
Beyond Transition: Documentaries Capture Rich, Complex Transgender Lives, The Huffington Post.
“How You Can Help a Film about Kate Bornstein,” The Village Voice.
Interview with Filmmaker Sam Feder, Bodies of Work.
“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger” Needs Your Support, Velvet Park.
Interview with Sam Feder, FRINGE! Gay Film Fest.
This Week Belong To Sam Feder, Velvet Park.
Interview: Sam Feder, Director of “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” Queerie Bradshaw, Frisky Feminist & PoltiQueers.
Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger: THE MOVIE!, Twisted Peppermint.
“Films for the Feminist Classroom,” SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
Interview with Sam Feder, Diana Cage, OutQ, Sirius Satellite.
“Boy I Am,” Lesley Kartali, Feminist Review.
“Boy I Am,” Monique Threatt, Educational Media Review.
At Gay Fest, “The Journeys Are the Destination,” Erin Meister, The Boston Globe.
“Bois to Men,” Sarah Sundberg, Nerve.com.
“Trans-Gression,”Anna Pulley, Dramanonoumous.com.
“TransNation: 2006 in Review,” Jacob Anderson-Minshall, The Windy City Times.
“Bye, Bye Boobies,” Tricia Romano, The Village Voice.
“His or Hers?,” Greg Marzullo, Houston Voice, The Washington Blade.
“Peeling the Celluloid Gender Onion,” MSJCPage, Los Angelos Blade.
“The Best Queer Cinema on the Planet: Frameline Turns 30,” Erica Marcus, SF Bay Times.
“Boy I Am: Review,” Robert Koehler, Variety.com.
“Hundreds of Queer Films,” Brian McCormick, Gay City News.
“Finding the Femme Within,” Malinda Lo, AfterEllen.com.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” Ann Northrop and Andy Humm, GAY USA.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” The Fringe, KDVS 90.3 FM.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” Chicago Land TV.

Selected Festival Screenings

2014-2017,  complete screening list of Kate Bornstein is screenings here

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, England
  • BFI Flare, London, England
  • Hot Springs Doc Fest, Hot Springs Arkansas
  • OutFest, Los Angeles California,
  • NorthSide Film Festival, New York, New York,
  • Translations, Seattle, Washington
  • QDoc, Portland, Oregon
  • InsideOut, Toronto, Canada

2006 – 2010, Boy I Am

  • Gallery 1C03, Canada
  • Calgary Fairytales Queer Film Festival, Canada
  • Reel Dialogue, New York City
  • Subversive Film Festival, New York City
  • Stitching Transmen, Germany
  • Uberculture Collective, Canada
  • CineSLAM, Vermont
  • Denver International Film Festival, Colorado
  • QueerDocFest, Portland
  • Feminist Fightback Film Nights, England
  • Cinema Politica, Canada
  • Jane Adams Hull House, Sex+++ Documentary Film Series, Illinois
  • Bristol Queer Café, England
  • identiT Trans Film Festival, France
  • Connecticut GLBT Film Festival, Connecticut
  • Pittsburg International LGBT Film Festival, Pennsylvania
  • Florida Film Festival, Florida
  • Bent Lens Cinema, Colorado
  • Southwest GLBT Film Festival, Texas
  • Reel Pride Michigan LGBT Film Festival, Michigan
  • Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival, Florida
  • Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Florida
  • Out on Film, Georgia
  • Pink Apple, Gay Lesbian Film Festival, Switzerland
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, England
  • Transgender Film Festival, Netherlands
  • Hamburg Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Germany
  • Pink Screens, Brussels LGBT Film Festival, Belgium
  • GenderBender, Bologna LGBT Film Festival, Italy
  • Breckenridge Film Festival, Colorado
  • Philadelphia International GLBT Film Festival, Pennsylvania
  • NewFest, LGBT Film Festival, New York City
  • Framelline, International LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Outfest, GLBT Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • MIX/Brasil, LGBT Film Festival, Brasil
  • Queerscreen, Australia
  • Image-Nation, Montreal LGBT Film Festival, Canada


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