Translations 2020 – Writing & Casting Transgender Characters [Online]

This event took place on May 10, 2020

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform!



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.


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Duration: 1h 30m
Instructor: Elayne Wylie


** Limited space on Zoom; register early! **

Join us for a conversation about the impact and process of casting transgender characters with Elayne Wylie. The casting process should start in the conceptualization and writing, with an understanding of the history of representation in the medium. Panelists will explore the nuances of decisions filmmakers have to make throughout the writing and production process, and the impact of these choices on actors, productions, and audiences. Isabel Sandoval, director and lead actress of Translations 2020’s opening night film, Lingua Franca, will be in attendance!

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