AWARDS

 
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HUMANITAS AWARD -- Nominee, Best Documentary

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL -- Grand Jury Award, Best Feature Documentary

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Documentary

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL -- Grand Jury Award for Best Untold Story

HAWAII International FILM FESTIVAL -- Nominee, Emerging Filmmaker Award

OUTFEST -- Grand Jury Award, Documentary Feature Special Mention

NORTH CAROLINA GAY & LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Transgender Documentary

QFILMS LONG BEACH LGBT FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary

KALEIDOSCOPE FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Documentary

OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL -- Grand Jury Award, Best Documentary Honorable Mention

REALQ PITTSBURGH LGBT FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Documentary

DAYTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL -- Audience Award, Best Documentary

OUT AT THE MOVIES INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Winston Salem) -- Jury Award, Best Documentary

VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL (Australia) -- Best Film

 

REVIEWS

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: An affecting and, despite present circumstances, hopeful doc

“If it didn't have to deal with the current commander in chief, this timely documentary would be an uplifting story of social progress, finding an upper level of Pentagon leadership that is far more open-minded than many would assume. As it is, the doc is a persuasive plea for tolerance in an arena where, it seems, the most destructive bigotry is coming from outside.”

THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE REVIEW

“Expertly edited, the documentary interweaves the four subjects’ lives with statistics, research, and animations to create a seamless narrative that’s both informative and visually engaging. Personal, familial, and professional hardships are explored, but it's TransMilitary’s stories of the brave transgender military service members and veterans that ultimately elevates the documentary from mere analysis to a compelling and emotionally moving portrait.”

THE TEXAS OBSERVER: TransMilitary is the LGBT advocacy film middle America needs to see

“Those [moments with] the most punch are far more ordinary... In these scenes, the subjects aren’t monolithic advocates, heroes or inspirational figures. They’re just people. That may sound cliché, but it’s the fundamental truth that transphobic haters refuse to see. Surely at least a few of them — especially those who glorify the military, the power of prayer and “American values” — could be swayed by this deeply empathetic movie. This is one to watch with your anti-LGBT uncle at Thanksgiving, if you dare.”

ROTTEN TOMATOES: The 8 best films we saw at SXSW 2018

“The first documentary feature to receive financial assistance from GLAAD, Transmilitary won an audience award at SXSW where critics showered it with praise. Currently at 100% on the Tomatometer, we predict a strong award season push for co-directors Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson’s heartfelt doc, which centers on four American transgender troops as they navigate the uncertainty of military regulations and trans identity.”