Years running: 17 (since 2006)


The Seattle Transgender Film Festival.


Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world, and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations.

Translations is a four-day event that includes programs such as presentations, clip shows, discussions, premieres, and archival films.



Audience awards are given for

  • Best Narrative Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short Film


  • All films MUST have content about, or be directly relevant to, the Transgender community.
  • Submit through FilmFreeway (recommended if you have a private screener on Vimeo).
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Translations is produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, an organization that strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media. 



United States

Official Website



Our Mailing Address:
1122 E. Pike St. #1313
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206-323-4274


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 15, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2022
  • Notifications
    April 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    5 — 8 May 2022
Categories & Fees

Short films must be 39 minutes or less in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20

Documentary feature films must be 40 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25

Narrative feature films must be 40 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
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