My Genderation star, artist, trans activist and filmmaker Fox Fisher is coming to Sheffield to teach a filmmaking masterclass as well as launch our new project E.D.E.N Shorts project – and we are very excited!
We are very proud and happy to announce that our new project E.D.E.N Shorts, which will see members of the LGBT+ community create four short films telling transgender stories, is launching today with a masterclass by filmmaker, artist and trans activist Fox Fisher.
Fox, who appeared on Channel 4’s My Transsexual Summer, who co-founded video project My Genderation, who co-created Brighton Trans Pride and has appeared in a number of shows and projects, is coming to Sheffield to give us an insight into their filmmaking magic.
The session will kick off a two month project seeing members of the LGBT community learn film skills and then go out to make their own short films, all of which will premiere at the inaugural Transforming Cinema film festival coming to Sheffield in November.
What the films will be about is yet to be decided but the main criteria is that they cover transgender or gender nonconforming topics on one way or another.
“We don’t know the topics of the films just yet as those will be pitched and chosen by the participants over the next week but we are very excited to hear and help tell these transgender and nonbinary stories waiting to be told,” said Claire Watkinson, Founder and MD of E.D.E.N Film Productions.
The films made as part of E.D.E.N Shorts will be premiered at the Transforming Cinema, a trans focused film festival coming to Sheffield 19-20 November. You can read more about it here.
If you are not signed up to E.D.E.N Shorts but still want to submit a film to the festival then you can. Transforming Cinema accepts narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films as long as they in some way discuss or explore transgender/non binary/gender non-conforming/intersex/genderqueer themes. We have extended the deadline until the 30th of September and welcome any questions you may have.