SAM FEDER, DIRECTOR & Producer
Sam Feder is a trans, independent filmmaker whose work explores the visibility of transgender lives at the intersections of race, class, sexuality, community conflict, and empowerment. Sam’s second feature documentary Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014 by The Advocate, and cited by IndieWire as one of the must-see films of the 2014 festival circuit. Sam’s films have won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and multiple international best feature film awards (Beacon Film Fest, Seattle LGBT Film Fest, TranScreen in The Netherlands, Identities in Austria, Gaze in Ireland, TransLations in Seattle). Sam has received national grants, fellowships, and residencies including those from The Jerome Foundation, Frameline Completion Fund, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, and MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships. Sam has had screenings and lectures in over twenty countries, at film festivals, museums, galleries, and universities including MoMA PS1, the Hammer Museum, the British Film Institute, Hot Springs Doc Festival, Outfest, Frameline, NewFest, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Sam’s films are distributed by Women Make Movies, Kanopy, and Frameline.
AMY SCHOLDER, PRODUCER
Amy Scholder is a leader in independent publishing and LGBT activism. She produces events, conferences, and festivals in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; and has been managing imprints in the nonprofit and independent publishing worlds for over two decades. She recently served as editorial director for the Feminist Press at the City University of New York, and currently serves as vice president of the Board of Trustees for Lambda Literary.
Thank you to all who have helped so far: Aleksei Wagner, Alex Berg, Alex Juhasz, Dani Heffernan, Daniel Mangin, David Briggs, GLBT Historical Society, Kate Bornstein, Jade Ureña, Jeffery Friedman, Jessica Devaney, Jesus Villalba, Laura Horak, Nick Adams, One Archives, Rebecca Odes, Sam Tabet, Theodore Kerr, Zoe Holmes, Stacy Scholder, Cydney Payton, Kevin Causey, Tony Valenzuela.