Sydney Transgender International Film Festival is a screen culture initiative to create a platform for the Australian transgender filmmakers showcasing their short and feature length films alongside of finalists from around the world! The Festival also presents works that have transsexual content by non-trans filmmakers from Australia and beyond. Sydney Transgender International Film Festival aims to attract mainstream audiences to appreciate and recognize Transgender identity and issues through the medium of moving images. As well as undertaking exchange and curatorial programs to establish a network of individuals, groups and events with similar objectives locally globally.
“STIFF 2014 received over 300 short and feature films from 21 countries, which is a staggering number for its second edition,” said Vahid Vahed, the festival’s curator. The line-up included three feature films from Denmark, Pakistan and USA as well as 14 short films from Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Macedonia, UK, Ukraine and USA. The selection includes many World, International, Asia-Pacific and Australian premieres.
The 3rd Sydney Transgender International Film Festival is set to take place on 2 and 9 December 2015.