TILDE – Melbourne Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival


TILDE Film Festival is celebrating 10 years. The festival brings trans and gender diverse filmmakers and community together, celebrating their stories on screen.

The 2024 festival runs from 3-5 May and includes seven sessions, two exhibitions, four filmmakers in conversation panels, two massive community events and features world, international and Victorian premieres.

Explore the program:

Friday 3 May

Opening Night — First Nations curated by Merryn Trescott and Jamie Connor
Opening night of TILDE will bring First Nations trans folk, brotherboys and sistergirls together in celebration of our creativity, diversity of experience, and storytelling.

Saturday 4 May

Our Future — Screening and filmmaker in-conversation
There is a wave of trans and gender expansive culture building strength. Featuring the world premiere of the delicately beautiful Black Trans Miracle by Tinaye Nyathi, with screenings and in-conversations with filmmakers Luka Gracie (More Than This), AP Pobjoy (Unerased), Jasper Caverly (HEDGEHOG).

Our Elders — Screening
Celebrating our icons. Celebrating elders who ensured future spaces like TILDE. Through rarely seen experimental and archival hidden gems, we open up an opportunity for our elders to look at us, as much as we look at them.

GAY24 Presents TRANS DOMESTICITY — Screenings Guest Curated by Jini Maxwell & Samantha Eckhardt
GAY24 are hosting the international premiere of Henry Hanson’s DOG MOVIE; a film about a tenderqueer couple whose eternal couch surfer who seems immune to their passive-aggressive insinuations that it might be time for her to find a new place.

Sunday 5 May

Premiere Shorts — Screening
From the sublimely absurd Australian premiere of In their dreams all jellyfish are wet to the visionary mind of director Karimah Zakia Issa in Scaring Women At Night, when we disrupt the norms of filmmaking the results are exquisite!

AFTRS Presents Women on Set - Conversational Panel
Consent educator, intimacy coordinator and performer Bayley Turner (Neighbours, Krystal Klairvoyant) sits down with leading actresses for a frank in-conversation about how we as a community can play a critical part in supporting trans women to thrive in the film industry.

Our Desires Lines: Community Night - Screening and Panel Discussion
A cinematic pairing that provides refreshingly honest perspectives on sex and relationships through a trans masculine lens. It is a rare occurrence to feel seen and understood, hopeful and motivated, deeply grateful for and connected to community, whilst also entertained and aroused, all at once.

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For further information please visit: www.tildemelbourne.com


This festival is proudly supported by Council’s Signature Festivals and Activations Grants Program.


  • Friday, 03 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - Sunday, 05 May 2024 | 08:30 PM


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