tilde is Melbourne’s international film festival created to showcase and support the work of trans and gender diverse (TGD) filmmakers along with works that have trans and gender diverse content. Stories have the power to heal, connect, agitate and educate. Stories from and about trans and gender diverse people have historically been marginalised, silenced or distorted. We aim to showcase films that celebrate the stories and perspectives of trans and gender diverse communities, to provide opportunities to trans and gender diverse filmmakers, to challenge gender normativity, and to celebrate diverse representations of gender.

Founded in 2014, tilde was inspired by other transgender film festivals internationally. Our inaugural festival was staged in November 2014, attracting around 500 attendees from Victoria and interstate and all at capacity sessions. In 2015 tilde expanded its reach in a bigger venue, doubling our opening night audience. The tilde crew is made up of a wide range of genders. Our backgrounds span across art, film, community & health sectors, education, media, activism and academia. Along with obsessing about film, we have long histories of being involved in a range of trans and queer art & performance events and advocacy both locally and abroad.

This year tilde will hold its festival at FCAC.