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This Kansas Filmmaker Is Providing Opportunities For Other Transgender Creatives

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Sav Rodgers is working on a documentary about the influence the film "Chasing Amy" had on his coming-out experience.

Sav Rodgers' Transgender Film Center is offering grants for filmmakers like him, in at a time when the pandemic has made making movies harder than ever.

Sav Rodgers hopes that one day his Transgender Film Center "will see much better representation" of the transgender community in movies. Rodgers also discussed his documentary in progress, "Chasing Chasing Amy," that explores the impact the '90s romantic comedy had on him as a queer teen.

The Transgender Film Center's Trailblazer Grant program is open to all transgender people. Two recipients will each receive $1,500. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2021. More information is available at the Transgender Film Center website.

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