2019 FEST SCHEDULE

TRANSFORM FILM FEST is a two day fest honoring #TEXAS women filmmakers. The full lineup is below and you can snag tickets for just $20. Your $20 ticket gets you into both opening night (April 5) and screening + awards ceremony (April 6). Both nights will feature special guests, keynotes, drinks + bites, portraits, photobooth and more.

 
 
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OPENING NIGHT 〰️ APRIL 5

Kicking off the fest, join us for a night of drinks, bites, a panel featuring three badass women from the film community, and more! It’s gonna be a good ass time.

7:00pm 〰️ DOORS

7:15pm 〰️ SOUNDS BY DJ MIJA

Ya'll ready for 🔥Austin-based DJ MIJA will be bringing the heat ALL NIGHT and doin' it loud! ✨ DJ MIJA aka Lizet Ortuño has been part of the Austin underground music and art community since 2006. She developed her passion for music at an early age and later began touring and recording with bands in her early 20's. Lizet finds inspiration in all genres from Punk to Reggae, from Soul to Grime. Lately, she enjoys getting the dance floor moving with Jamaican Dancehall inspired rhythms.

8:00PM 〰️ INTRODUCTIONS & PORTRAITS BY JINNI J.

Jinni J is an ATX photographer and director. Her work focuses on the feminine and the ethereal, her laugh is loud and infectious. One glance at her work and you’ll see why we’re having her be a special part of this festival. A twist on tradition festival photo-ops, Jinni will be making portraits of you. Visit her photo station and let her work that beautiful magic!

8:15PM 〰️ KEYNOTE WITH TRANSFORM FILM FEST PRODUCERS

In 2017, three women quietly came together and started what would be Transform Film Fest 2018. It was super easy to organize, we had unlimited funding, very pleasant internet interactions with total strangers, and we did so with no trolls proclaiming “a women’s film festival is dumb” . Twas a wonderful joy, the end. SAID NO ONE EVER. Learn more about why we started this fest and who we are.

8:30PM-9:30PM 〰️ MICRO PANEL

F*CK YEAH, our first panel ever with three local women filmmakers: Tia Williams, Fox RedSky, and Mei Makino. We will explore their films-in-progress and get into the nitty gritty of being women of color filmmakers in Texas.

9-11PM 〰️ MINGLE & CHILL

Psst. there’s goin’ be some pretty dope installations by local women artists centered around this year’s theme.

COMPLIMENTARY BAR ALL NIGHT BY DULCE VIDA TEQUILA

Dulce Vida Spirits will be serving up some their special cocktails, Big Swig sparkling water, and Chameleon Cold Brew on opening night for our guests.

COMPLIMENTARY BITES BY CHEF LYNDSAY ORTON-PEREZ

Chef Lyndsay Orton-Perez is a native of Port Arthur, Texas. Her culinary background is a wide array of experience, which includes Michelin-recommended farm to table fine dining in NYC; as well as non-profit, sustainable agriculture, and culinary education. Lyndsay is currently a business owner of Zentorre Farms, LLC and a chef instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. In her free time, Chef Lyndsay pursues her passion of addressing local food deserts through the aid of Zentorre Farms, which helps make healthy food more affordable and accessible. 

 
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SCREENING & AWARDS 〰️ APRIL 6

LET’S. DO. THIS 〰️ We’ll kick off the night with a special keynote by a very special #Texan woman filmmaker, Chelsea Hernandez. We’ll be hearing from our 2019 JUDGES and screening 20 short films made by Texan women. Cappin’ off the night with awarding Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, and Fan Favorite of the 2019 fest.

7:00PM 〰️ DOORS

Ya’ll already know Transform is doing a twist on the red carpet experience.

7:15PM 〰️ PHOTOBOOTH BY DAY DREAMER

Ay ay! Ready for a unique photobooth experience? Day Dreamer will have their photobooth set up going throughout the big damn day (night :p).

7:30PM 〰️KEYNOTE WITH SPECIAL GUEST

Chelsea Hernandez, is a Mexican-American filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on the unique perspectives of various issues and topics through the lens of ordinary people who challenge the status quo and injustices in this world. She is a fellow of Firelight Media Doc Lab and Tribeca/A+E Edit Storylab and All Access. Recently named as one of Texas Monthly’s “10 Filmmakers on the Rise.” She is an 8-time Lone Star Emmy winning director, producer and editor.

8:00PM 〰️ SCREENING

〰️INTERMISSION 〰️

9:15-10:00PM 〰️ SCREENING

10:00PM - 11:00PM 〰️ AWARDS

BAR ALL NIGHT BY OUR FISCAL SPONSOR, MOTION MEDIA ARTS CENTER

Motion Media Arts Center will be serving beer, wine, and tasty treats on NIGHT #2 (April 6) for our guests.