Favorite Movie: The Birdcage
Sam Berliner is a Seattle-based filmmaker and animator best known for his engaging and accessible films about gender non-conformity. His award-winning short films, Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure, Genderbusters, Perception, and Float have screened at over 200 film festivals around the world and are distributed by CFMDC. When not actively making films, Sam is the festival director of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, run by Three Dollar Bill Cinema. He also leads workshops and gives presentations about gender at various organizations and schools. He freelances as a camera assistant, still photographer, animator, assistant director and editor, currently associate producing Shaleece Haas’ feature documentary, Real Boy, and outreach coordinator for Nancy Kates’ feature documentary, Regarding Susan Sontag. He is in pre-production on Episode 2 of the Dating Sucks webseries. Sam graduated in 2005 from Smith College with a BA in Film & Theatre and earned an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 2013.