Columbia Gorge Film Fest honors TRANS/FORM (2010) Documentary Film on Transgender Females

Sep 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - PRLog)  The successful Documentary, Trans/Formed was honored at theColumbia Gorge International Film Festival with the award: Best Documentary. The recent screening of the documentary has sparked agreat amount of media attention since the screening on August 20th.

The film Trans/Formed explores the lives of four transgender females of different ethnic backgrounds living in Los Angeles.  The documentary exposes the truths and challenges to the transgender community by revealing past horrors, present taboos and future dreams.

Storyteller Cleo Valente, a native of Italy, earned a Ph.D in computer science before moving into film in 2000, and has worked for over a decade as Producer and Casting Director for major Television Networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, TLC, A&E, MTVtr3s and more. Trans/Formed was Ms. Valente’s first feature documentary in 2006.

The Documentary has gotten the attention of GLADD, mentioning that it would be   “a great opportunity to see the documentary.” ( and The local Vancouver Voice detailed the documentary as giving “an impartial look into an alternate life, the movie seeks to tell the truth and
dilemma facing transgender people.” (Vancouver Voice newspaper)

Trans/Formed is produced by Avanti Film Productions in association with 246 Entertainment.