Runtime: 63 min

Rating: G

Festival year: 2016


Our newest local showcase Changemakers returns with a moving and inspiring selection about local trans* activists who work with compassion, tenacity and creativity to transform their communities for the better. In Alliance follows one of Vancouver’s leading figures, Morgane Oger, as she sets out to improve the lives of all transgender people through education and advocacy—all while discovering her new life as a transgender mom. Handsome and Majestic (which premiered at Hot Docs) is all about Milan—a transgender teen in Prince George whose courage in the face of adversity is a lesson in hope, survival and connection. Lastly, To be a Man introduces the charismatic Levi in his first year, outwardly, as a man. This is bound to be a rousing presentation and post-film discussion with directors and featured subjects in attendance.

Directors and cast in attendance.

Spotlight Sponsors:   SFUW_LogoWordm_3C

Screening Sponsors: IATSE Local 891, Plane Creative

RAH Shorts
Various | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
RAH is back with the best of teen-created shorts that conquer hate. Watch for them at various screenings.
In Alliance
Christine Lord | Canada | 2015 | 16 min
Activist and mom Morgane Oger is a whirlwind, making Vancouver a better and more trans*-positive city.
Handsome and Majestic
Jeff Lee Petry, Nathan Drillot | Canada | 2015 | 12 min
Meet Milan, a superstar teen who’s taking on the anti-trans* bullies in Prince George.
To be a Man
Danie Easton | Canada | 2016 | 30 min
An intimate journey with Levi in his first year of transitioning.