FtF: Female to Femme

FtF: Female to Femme, digital video documentary, 48 minutes, 2006. Dirs. Kami Chisholm and Elizabeth Stark.

FtF: Female to Femme imagines a world in which the journey toward femme was understood to be as radical as journeys to claim and inhabit other queer bodies. Envisioning more than it documents, this documentary celebrates dyke femme identities, combining farce and seduction with analysis and personal history. For years, femmes have forged community and created space for themselves out of edgy performance and authentic parody. FtF recognizes these strategies and builds them into an unforgettable sexy, funny and moving film.

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  • Frameline30: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 2006)
  • Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA (August 2006)
  • Femme 2006 Conference, San Francisco, CA (August 2006)
  • Queer as Film, Boise, Idaho (October 2006)
  • aGLIFF: The 19th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (October 2006)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (November 2007)
  • Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival (November 2007)
  • University of Arizona, Tuscon (December 2006)
  • Santa Fe Film Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico (February 2007)
  • Rutgers University, Department of Women & Gender Studies, New Brunswick, NJ (March 2007)
  • Michigan Technological University, Department of Humanities, Houghton, Michigan (March 2007)
  • FORGE Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconson (March 2007)
  • BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (April 2007)
  • University of California, Davis, Queer Research Cluster (May 2007)
  • Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival (May 2007)
  • Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (June 2007)
  • Outtakes: A Reel Queer Film Festival, New Zealand (June 2007)
  • Newfest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (June 2007)
  • Budapest Pride (July 2007)
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Australia (July 2007)
  • Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (July 2007)
  • Out on Screen: The19th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (August 2007)
  • Queervolution, Queens Museum of Art (September 2007)
  • Cinemarosa (September 2007)
  • Split Film Festival (September 2007)
  • Appalachian State University (October 2007)
  • Out on Film: Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (October 2007)
  • Stockholm Queer Film Festival (October 2007)
  • Cornell University, LGB Studies (October 2007)
  • California College of the Arts (November 2007)
  • Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (November 2007)
  • Our Island, Our World Film Festival (March 2008)
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro (March 2008)
  • Gender Across Borders III (April 2008)
  • City College of San Francisco (April 2008)
  • Cinepride: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Nantes (May 2008)
  • National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference (June 2008)
  • Dublin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (August 2008)