Seattle’s Pride is moving online in 2020. The city’s transgender film festival — now in its 15th year — is, too.
The 2020 edition of the Translations festival, organized by Capitol Hill film nonprofit Three Dollar Bill Cinema, opens Thursday — on small screens across the neighborhood and the world:
Translations: Seattle Transgender Online Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse people and the issues facing the community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations.
With COVID-19 restrictions shutting down real-world venues, the film festival will brings its works direct to “stay at home” fans. Tickets are being sold at threedollarbillcinema.org/translations on a sliding $0 to $25 scale or you can buy a festival pass for $75. All proceeds go to support Three Dollar Bill.
Late last year, the nonprofit named a new interim leader as longtime festival organizer took the helm Kathleen Mullen. Three Dollar Bill Cinema also produces the Seattle Queer Film Festival slated for October and is the organizer behind the annual movies in Cal Anderson. Last year, the Cal Anderson programming had to be cut back due to funding issues and there had been hopes of a revival this summer.
Meanwhile, Seattle Pride and Trans Pride organizers have also been making plans for virtual experiences. June’s parades, marches, and festivals will be put on hold this year as organizers plan a “series of virtual events” to mark the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ culture.
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