Bears Rebecca Fonté

Bears Rebecca Fonté is a transgender filmmaker, festival programmer, and journalist. She founded Other Worlds Film Festival in 2014 after two years as the Director of Programming for Austin Film Festival.  After five years on the board of directors of aGLIFF, formerly the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, she became artistic director in 2021. aGLIFF now stands for the All Genders Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival and each fall presents PRISM, the longest running queer Festival in the southwest. Bears Rebecca’s SciFi shorts ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, PRENATAL, and THE SECRET KEEPER have played 150+ festivals including Fantasia, SciFi London, Boston SciFi, FilmQuest, Austin Film Festival and Dances With Films. Her LGBTQIA Horror short CONVERSION THERAPIST made its world premiere at Inside Out in Toronto and US Premiere at FilmQuest. Her feature thriller iCRIME, which she wrote and directed, was released on DVD, VOD and streaming by Breaking Glass/Vicious Circle Films in 2011. Bears Rebecca also was one of the producers on the Sundance Jury-Award Winning short THE PROCEDURE. She has written for Hammer to Nail and AMFM Magazine since 2014, covering independent film, including regular coverage of Sundance, SXSW, Fantasia, and Fantastic Fest.