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Help the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival raise the funds we need to move our 12th Film Festival to the ROXIE THEATER!

Thanks to YOU, we met our first goal of $7,500! BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP: $7,500 will cover the basic theater rental and basic technical staff. WE NEED OVER $12,500 FOR  FESTIVAL STAFF - PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR NEW GOAL OF AT LEAST $10,000 !!!
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The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) made history as North America’s first transgender film festival in 1997 – and has built community, launched careers, and mentored emerging transgender filmmakers and festivals around the world. SFTFF screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge mainstream media stereotypes of our communities.

We need your help to pay for THIS YEAR’s theater rental and technical crew – Our new goal is at least $10,000 ... please donate!

The 12th San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will take place November 8-10, 2013. After years of completely sold-to-capacity screenings, we are presenting our biggest festival yet … and moving back to the ROXIE THEATER! Info & tix: www.sftff.org 

Our move back to the Roxie is especially important this year – as our community was heartbroken by the December 2012 death of SFTFF co-founder Christopher Lee. Christopher was a pioneering FTM transgender filmmaker, activist and community leader. Christopher made the world’s first feature film starring FTM people of color and the first-ever FTM trans adult films. With heartfelt roots in our history and a passionate eye for the future, we need YOUR help to make this year’s Festival a roaring success! Your donation is fully TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

"always on the cutting edge – innovative, thought-provoking, sexy" (Bay Times) 


WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU? 

We need to raise $7,500 - $10,000 by November 2nd to pay for: 

1. RENTING THE VENUE 
- We need $4500 to rent the historic Roxie Theater (San Francisco’s oldest movie house, and the original location of our first festival in 2002).

2. TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION CREW 

- We need the $3000 to hire our brilliant team of technical and production staff to manage the festival’s operations and screenings.
- We also need your help to raise another $2500 for other Festival staff.


YOU RECEIVE GREAT *PERKS* FOR YOUR DONATION! 

Your donation is fully TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Check out the great perks on the right-hand side of this page - including free tickets and passes to this year’s Festival (November 8-10), tickets to premiere Bay Area LGBT arts events, dinner with our Artistic Director and much more! 


BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

If you are excited about this project, please help us spread the word - and SHARE this fundraising campaign on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, Google+ and other social media. Every enthusiastic personal recommendation helps soooooo much! THANK YOU and see you in November! 

-- love, Artistic Director Shawna Virago & the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival family

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Our greatest challenge, as a transgender organization, is obtaining public funding. We still live in an era when transphobia and lack of familiarity with transgender lives & issues impacts our ability to receive funding.

Since 1997, we have been supported by people like YOU -- diverse people in community whose donations make our annual Festival possible.

We have an incredibly passionate, dedicated and skilled team ready to produce this year's Festival ... we just need this final $7,500 from the community!

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