Director Hilla Medalia is live in conversation with writer and critic Cerise Howard for the series Transkids, now streaming At Home. This event was co-presented by the Jewish International Film Festival and tilde Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival.
Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia has received four Emmy nominations, and her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theatres and on television including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE. Her films include Dancing in Jaffa, Web Junkie, Censored Voices, Muhi – Generally Temporary, The Oslo Diaries, and Leftover Women.
Cerise Howard is a New Zealand-born writer, critic and co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque who co-founded the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and was its Artistic Director from 2013-2018. She’s a Studio Leader at RMIT University specialising in incubating film festivals and contesting the canon, has been a member of the International Jury Board of the East-West: Golden Arch Awards, founded in Moscow, for its two editions to date since 2018 and was a founding member of tilde – Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival.