Emmett Aldred’s directorial practice ardently celebrates and critiques notions of gender. Largely, his practice utilises a resourceful filmmaking approach with the aim to liberate filmmaking from social and economic restraints, and in doing so, make space for a greater diversity of voices on screen. His short documentary Desperately Seeking Shavers, which premiered on ABC iView, later allowed him to undertake placement in the MIFF accelerator lab in 2019. Though historically, Aldred’s gender transition had presented barriers in the local filmmaking industry, this became the catalyst for his interest in platforming and curation. Emmett has taken on leadership roles at tilde - the Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival (2016-21) and the Dead End Film Festival (2017-19). Aldred is also the founder of a conceptual but functional equipment 'hire store' called Too Much World Rentals, titled after Hito Steyerl's essay by the same name, believing that embracing filmmaking academia has become a necessary path to generate and platform work that mitigates hierarchies within screen industries.

Currently he is hosting a year long factual program he curated called Documentary Meets on the third thursday of every month alongside critic Keva York, as well as lecturing in filmmaking fundamentals (fltv10010) and  micro movie making (fltv100240) at the University of Melbourne. His latest narrative shorts can be forwarded upon request but please feel free to view his showreel or cv by clicking the relevant underlined text.
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FACILITATION, FESTIVAL and CURATORIAL WORK
2021     - University of Melbourne
           - Documentary Meets program curation with Keva York. Facilitated by Nina Mulhul and Composite.
2020    - Too Much World | Founder
2019     - QUEER ECONOMIES Film Screening @ BUS PROJECTS
            - Dead End Film Festival | Co-Artistic Director
            - tilde Accessible Moving Image Workshop & Facilitation
2018     - Dead End FIlm Festival | Programmer
            - tilde Accessible Moving Image Workshop & Facilitation
            - DEFF Monthly 005
2017     - tilde Marketing Manager

MAKING

2019   - Display Suite, 7 mins. Narrative.
          - Uterus, 3 min. Music Video | Piklet.
2018   - Desperately Seeking Shavers, 6 mins. Documentary | ABC.
          - I Look Devastated, 3 min. Music Video | Gregor, Chapter Records.
          - Violin Song, 5 min. Music Video | Cyanide Thornton, Bedroom Suck.
2017   - Egg Shell World, 3 min. Music Video | RVG,
2016   - Prasizzler Queen of the Desert, 15 min. Narrative.
          - A Little Bit Scared, 3 min. Music Video | Two Steps on the Water.
          - Come Lay Down Beside Me, 3 min. Music Video | Georgia Spain.
          - More True, More Rowdy, 6 min. Music Video | Two Steps on the Water.
2014   - Slip, Slip, Slip,  8 min. Fashion Film | Dom Coloca.
2013   - WETSPACE, 3 min. Fashion Film | Jessie Kiely.
2012   - FH2: Faghag2000 12 min. Narrative | VCA.
2010   - Same Old Same Old, 3 min. Narrative | VCA.
2009  - Stain, 4 min. Narrative | SFS.

EDUCATION

2012    - Bachelor of Film and Television | Victorian College of the Arts
2009   - Second Year Media Arts | University of Sydney, College of Arts
2008   - Diploma in Screen | Sydney Film School

IN DEVELOPMENT
  • Trade Secret | Documentary
  • Into the Scrub | Feature Script

SCREENINGS & AWARDS

    GENERAL
  • Placement on the Victorian Key Talent Register for Directors| ‘20-21
  • Successful placement in the 2019 MIFF Accelerator Program| ‘19

    FILMS
Desperately Seeking Shavers
  • Selected for Frameline Film Festival | ‘19
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘18
  • Selected for National Broadcast | ‘18

Prasizzler Queen of the Dessert
  • Selected for My Queer Career - Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival | ‘17
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘17

WETSPACE
  • Selected New York Fashion Film Festival | ‘14

FH2 Faghag2000
  • Finalist & Runner Up, Iris Grand Jury Prize (UK) | ‘14
  • Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival | ‘14
  • Selected for Sydney Underground Film Festival | ‘14

Stain
  • Winner, Audience Choice, WIFF | ‘09
  • Finalist, Best Tertiary Short Fiction - Atom Awards | ‘09



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