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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. He is currently in production on a short animation called The Peen Zine. 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, a host on the Queers Do Cinema podcast, and a juror for the Seattle Queer Film Festival. Sam is the founder and Executive Director of Queer Scouts Inc, a non-profit that organizes inclusive, diverse monthly peer-led educational skillshares for LGBTQIA2S+ adults and allies which empower authentic self-expression and build thriving communities. Sam holds a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University and a BA from Smith College.

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