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New Australian transgender film festival seeks submissions

New Australian transgender film festival seeks submissions

The organizers of the first ever Tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival have put out the call for submissions for the festival – being held from 21-23 November this year.

The event will be held in partnership with the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival and will be Melbourne’s first international film festival created to showcase the work of transgender and gender diverse filmmakers as well as films exploring transgender and gender diverse themes and issues.

‘We believe stories have the power to heal, connect, agitate and educate,’ festival organizers say, ‘Stories from and about trans and gender diverse people have historically been marginalized, silenced or distorted.’

‘Tilde envisions more positive and authentic representations of gender diversity, and more dialogue and sharing of stories between and across communities both local and global.’

Organizers are looking for short and feature length entries in all genres from any country across the globe. Closing date for entries is 31 July 2014.

For more details about festival guidelines and how to submit go to

The festival screenings will take place at the Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall, Carlton from 21–23 November and will include shorts and feature length films from across the globe, a retrospective, discussions, events, panels and parties.

Filmmakers can hope to take home awards including Best Short/Mid-Length Film, Best Feature Film, Audience Choice Feature Film, and Audience Choice Short Film.

Check out for more information. The festival is open to everyone to with an interest in film and/or gender issues.