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Sam Berliner is a filmmaker and animator best known for his engaging and accessible films about gender nonconformity. His award-winning short films, Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure, Genderbusters, Perception and Float have screened at over 300 film festivals around the world and are distributed by CFMDC. When not actively making films, Sam served as the festival director of Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, as well as the Programming & Operations Manager at Three Dollar Bill Cinema, for 7 years. He is currently a programmer for Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and the producer at Planet Nutshell, an animation studio in Cambridge, MA. He is in pre-production on Episode 2 of the Dating Sucks webseries and is the founder of Queer Scouts, a monthly peer-led skillshare group for LGBTQA adults. Additionally, Sam leads workshops and gives presentations about gender at various organizations and schools. Sam holds a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University and a BA from Smith College.

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