Bears Rebecca Fonte (Other Worlds/aGLIFF)

Being A Good Neighbor to Fellow Festivals & Filmmakers


Bears Rebecca Fonté is a transgender filmmaker, festival programmer, and journalist. She founded Other Worlds Film Festival after two years as the Director of Programming for Austin Film Festival. She also programs midnighters for SF Indiefest and consult on festivals around the country. Her short, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, was selected for 70 festivals including Fantasia International Film Festival, Dances With Films, Sci-Fi London and Boston SciFi. Other shorts CONVERSION THERAPIST, PRENATAL, THE SECRET KEEPER and SMURF #47 played at a combined 100 festivals. Bears Rebecca was a producer on Sundance Jury-Award Winning short THE PROCEDURE and the documentaries CLOSER THAN WE THINK and ARTIST DEPICTION. Her feature thriller iCRIME, which they wrote and directed, was released on DVD by Breaking Glass in 2011.