WATCH THE PANEL - THE POWER OF IMAGINATION: STORYTELLING AS LIBERATION ON OUTFEST'S FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND TWITTER LIVE ON AUGUST 30TH AT 12PM PDT.
Now in its 4th year, the Trans & Non-binary Summit began in 2017 as a creative response to the exclusion of trans voices in the development of trans narratives within Hollywood. It has since evolved into a space that celebrates trans & non-binary storytellers, builds community among trans & non-binary creatives, and cultivates dialogue around timely cultural topics impacting trans & non-binary communities. The purpose is to center the voices of trans & non-binary creatives within a larger cultural context.
Amidst the cultural and political backdrop of a global pandemic, a nationwide movement for racial justice, and probably one of the most important U.S. presidential elections in our lifetime, the focus of this year’s summit is LIBERATION. Each segment will tap into the power of our imaginations and unpack what it looks like to be trans, non-binary, and liberated.
Liberation can take on many forms; this program is merely a glimpse into the liberatory power of imagination and storytelling when trans & non-binary people are centered.
The 2020 4th Annual Outfest Trans & Non-binary Summit will feature:
A Keynote Address from River Gallo, a GLAAD award-winning Salvadoran-American filmmaker, actor, writer, model and intersex activst, known for writing, directing and starring in the the first narrative film created by and starring an out intersex person in cinema history, PONYBOI.
A screening of Ryan Baker and Nathan Blue’s visual love letter to the trans community, A PLACE THAT IS NEW.
A sneak-peek into the four-part documentary series TRANS IN TRUMPLAND from director Tony Zosherafatain, followed by a panel discussion with Tony, Jamie DiNicola (producer), Rebecca Garcia (film subject), and Ash (film subject). TRANS IN TRUMPLAND is a powerful portrayal of the experiences of four transgender people living in politically hostile states.
A musical performance by Waste Womxn, a collective of non-binary diasporic multimedia artists, ATK- Adedamola Bajomo, Tobi Adebajo and Kyoko Takenaka.
And closing with an artist panel discussion, The Power of Imagination: Storytelling as Liberation, featuring Scott Turner Schofield, Shear Avory, Nathan Blue, Bamby Salcedo, Nava Mau and Blossom C. Brown.