New trans and gender diverse film festival to launch
The tilde Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival will make its debut later this year, giving more light to stories created by trans and gender diverse filmmakers and trans and gender diverse content.
Inspired by other trans film festivals around the world, tilde will partner with Sydney Transgender International Film Festival.
Tilde Committee Member, Liz Alexander, was in LA last year and met the Director of the LA transgender film festival and thought it would be fantastic to have something like that in Melbourne.
“He was very generous in offering to share content and supporting us, as has the director of the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival.
“The Sydney festival will be right after ours and if any artists come over for the festival, this will be more incentive to do so”, she said.
Feeling the need for something that offered more of a focus around gender diversity, tilde will be launching their website in a few weeks where people will be able to submit their films online for a selection committee.
“We want to ensure there are more films screened or featured that have a range of trans and gender diverse characters, and that their presence in the film is not always solely focused on aspects of their gender identity or transition, and that there are more narratives around other experiences of life and identity” she said.
The tilde team has launched a Pozible campaign to help fund the Festival and are asking for donations to assist in reaching their $5000 goal.
Head to pozible.com/tildemelbourne to donate or search for Tilde Melbourne on Facebook for more information.
The festival premieres November 21-23 at Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall.
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