Once a month the Small Trans Library Dublin hosts a free film club of films by, about and for trans people.
If there’s a film you think we should screen or you are a trans filmmaker with work to share, please get in touch!
After each screening, a trans artist is also invited to make a short 8-page response zine which will be printed and shared at the next month’s film club. It could be anything from reflections on the film, the vibes in the room, dogs you saw on the way to the screening, or pure fanart.
You can find the full archive of zines here and instructions on how to print a zine at home here.
FILM CLUB #08: SOUNDSTAGE
May 13th 2023 at James Connolly Festival, The New Theatre
A combination of musical films and live scoring by trans musicians.
OCÉANOS VÍRICOS (2020, 15m, dir. Kevin Magne Tapia)
JUSTICE FOR MAYA (2019, 3m, dir. Jamie Chi)
QUEER PARIVAAR (2022, 27m, dir. Shiva Raichandani)
LESBIAN. (2021, 5m, dir. Rosemary Baker)
MAKE ME A KING (2022, 16m, dir. Sofia Olins)
SINGLES (2009, 3m, dir. Rebecca Sugar)
FILM CLUB #07: JONNI PHILLIPS
April 22nd 2023 at Dublin Comic Arts Festival, Richmond Barracks
A selection of animated short films by Jonni Phillips screening at DCAF 2023.
SECRETS AND LIES IN A TOWN OF SINNERS EP. 1-10 (2020, 58m)
THEY’RE GONNA FIGHT (2016, 3m)
THE EARTH IS FLAT (2015, 7m)
UBER (2017, 1m)
WE ARE ALL DYING IN THE WASTELAND (2018, 4m)
A DOG THAT SMOKES WEED (2020, 4m)
JENNY THE ORGAN DWELLER (2022, 1m)
CARTOON NETWORK BY BLACK DRESSES (2020, 3m)
GOODBYE FOREVER PARTY (2017, 20m)
ZINE: by Léann Herlihy, coming soon!
FILM CLUB #06: LOVECHILD
March 18th 2023 in TENI
Five short films on trans parenthood.
SUNUNÚ: THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE (2018, 24m, dir. Olivia Crellin)
TELL-BY DATE (2019, 14m, dir. Sarah Ball)
MAX AND THEIR THEY-BY: RAISING MY BABY GENDER-NEUTRAL (2018, 6m, dir. Fox Fisher)
LIGHT ON A PATH, FOLLOW (2020, 15m, dir. Elliot Montague)
TRANSFORMING FAMILY (2012, 11m, dir. Rémy Huberdeau)
ZINE: “Lovechild” by Sab
FILM CLUB #05: BICYCLE THIEVES: PUMPED UP (BELFAST EDITION)
March 4th 2023 in Paperxclips Books
For a small trans trip to Belfast, a screening of Dublin action-comedy Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up (dir. Conor O’Toole) with pre-feature Northern Irish short Homebird (dir. Caleb J. Roberts).
ZINE: “we keep us safe” by Cassidy Ferrari
FILM CLUB #04: HER STORY
February 18th 2023 in TENI
A screening of the 2015 six-part romance-drama webseries.
ZINE: “Trans Library Adventures” by Vas
FILM CLUB #03: BESTIES
January 7th 2023 in TENI
Five short films about fun and friendship between trans and gender non-conforming people.
BROS BEFORE (2022, 19m, dir. Henry Hanson)
LET’S GO TO THE TRANS LADIES PICNIC! (2015, 1m, dir. Frances Arpaia)
DOROTHY’S DAY OUT (2022, 8m, dir. Edijs Snejersons)
ITSBY BITSY TEENY WEENY (2017, 1m, dir. Frances Arpaia)
BONDE (2019, 18m, dir. Asaph Luccas)
ZINE: “besties” by Bronagh Dowling
FILM CLUB #02: BICYCLE THIEVES: PUMPED UP
December 10th 2022 in TENI
Our first feature presentation, a screening with video introduction by director Conor O’Toole.
ZINE: “(some of) The Many Life Lessons of Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up” by Kat Foyle
FILM CLUB #01: IRISH TRANS SHORTS
November 20th 2022 in TENI
Five Irish trans stories for Trans Awareness Week.
PUNCH LINE (10m, dir. Becky Cheatle)
BOXED IN (10m, dir. Caleb Roberts & Peter Young)
CAILÍN ÁLAINN (11m, dir. Megan K. Fox)
WHERE DO ALL THE OLD GAYS GO? (19m, dir. Cathy Dunne)
HOMEBIRD (12m, dir. Caleb J. Roberts)