Category Archive: Info

Aug 27

Filmmaker Spotlight: Seven King of Eden’s Garden

Gender Reel's 2015 fall festival circuit kicks off September 30th in Boston and continues throughout the months of October and November in Minneapolis, Durham, Omaha and Houston. This year, Gender Reel features 21 amazing films exploring a range of issues related to the trans and gender non-conforming experience, including premiere screenings of Eden's Garden — a short film created by …

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Mar 25

Turning 5 never felt so good!

Gender Reel, the countries only coast-to-coast film & performance art festival, turned five this year. In recognition of this, festival organizers are gearing up for an amazing year of events and screenings throughout the country.  Gender Reel, kicked off 2015 with a bang February 7 & 8, 2015 at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. This was …

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Sep 01

A festival committed to accessibility!

              Gender Reel 2014 is just around the corner!  This year, Gender Reel will host festivals in five cities across the United States: Minneapolis, Long Beach, Omaha, Durham and Philadelphia. The festival features 29 films, Q&A's, panel discussions, and performance art. Since Gender Reel's onset in 2011, the festival has grown nationally in terms of how many …

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Aug 04

And what an amazing 2014 list it is!!!

Gender Reel's 2014 film list in is and all we can say is it's GREAT! This years festival(s) consists of showcasing 30 amazingly diverse films. Additionally, there will be Q&A's, guest speakers and performance art pieces. Check back here for details concerning our city specific schedules in late August.     Trans Women/Feminine How I Gave …

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Jul 14

FIVE FABULOUS FALL FESTIVALS, are just around the corner!

Gender Reel's 2014 fall festivals will be here before you know it. This year, Gender Reel will be hosting five annual festivals around the country: Durham, NC, Philadelphia, PA, Omaha, NE, Minneapolis, MN, and Long Beach, CA. Gender Reel Founder & Chair, Joe Ippolito commented by saying, "Due to the success of last year's four festivals, we …

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Sep 07

Gender Reel 2013, the countdown begins!

  ​Gender Reel, the nations only coast-to-coast film and performance art festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and transgender people, images and experiences, is being held in four cities around the United States; Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Minneapolis, MN, and it's home down of Philadephia, PA. This years festival will showcase 21 …

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Jun 27

In Trouble with Courtney!

  Gender Reel's Founder & Chair, Joe Ippolito, had the pleasure of interviewing one of queer porn's most notorious diva's, Courtney Trouble. Courtney, who started creating queer porn in 2002, did so in response to the lack of queer representation in more mainstream porn. At the time, her site IndiePornRevolution.com (then called NoFauxxx), to her surprise, soured in popularity, which immediately inspired …

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Jun 04

Gender Reel kicks it in 2013!

Gender Reel, is the fist and only film and performance art festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and transgender people, experiences and images, to take place in four cities across the nation. Gender Reel, was started by a group of Philadelphia based activists in 2010 and has since expanded to include three addtional cities across the …

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Feb 06

Gender Reel supports the power of Black Transmen and their 2013 conference!

The 2nd Annual Black Transmen, Inc Transgender Advocacy Conference takes place March 13-17, 2013 in Dallas Texas. This years conference is entitled, "The Power of You," and is an empowering compilation of education workshops and lively entertainment that will empower attendees to become their own agents of change.  The 1st Annual Conference, themed ” Stepping Up and Stepping Out,”  was the prologue …

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Jan 11

Gender Reel expands to cities across the U.S.

The 2013 Gender Reel festival is expanding. The two-year-old, East Coast based multi-media festival is scheduled to take place in various cities across the United States. The festival originated in Philadelphia, PA in 2011. However, it is now set to take place in Minneapolis, MN and Philadelphia, PA, in Sept 2013, with plans to add Oakland, CA, and Portland, OR, to the list of places where the 2013 festival film and performance art …

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