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Years running: 28 (since 1991)

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

International film festival in Melbourne.

About

The oldest and largest queer film festival in Australia and one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world. Each year it screens over 150 films with GLBTI/queer themes from all around the world at 3 premier Melbourne venues including the state of the art Australian Centre for the Moving Image to audiences of over 25,000. The continued use of ACMI's world class facilities enables the Festival to investigate areas of new digital media such as web casting and live internet conferences with overseas filmmakers, as well as exhibitions of art from new-media queer artists. The MQFF also tours highlights of its program to various parts of Australia.

Program

  • Queeries: Bent On Film Youth Program,
  • International Shorts and Feature Films,
  • Documentary Packages,
  • Foreign Language Films,
  • experimental program,
  • forums and lectures.

Awards

MQFF AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM AWARDS

  • City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short Film — $3000
  • Film Victoria Award for Best Director, Australian Short Film — $1000
  • Shaun Miller Lawyers Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker — $500

MQFF AWARDS

  • MQFF Life Members Award for Best Feature (Australian or International) — $2 500
  • David McCarthy Award for Best Documentary (Australian or International) — $2 500

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

Step Right Up Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film — $500

twenty21 Audience Choice Award for Best Feature, Narrative or Documentary — $1000

Rules

  • Submissions should be of interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgendered, intersex people.
  • Feature: over 60 min. Shorts: uner 60 minutes.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway.

 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Australia
Melbourne

Official website

mqff.com.au

Contacts

Address:

Level 8/225
Bourke street
Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
Australia

Phone: +6 139 662 41 47

E-mail: info@mqff.com.au

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 13, 2018
  • Deadline
    December 07, 2018
  • Event dates
    14 — 25 March 2019
Categories & Fees

Shorts (Under 60 mins).

  • Deadline — $25

Features (over 60 mins).

  • Deadline — $40
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