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Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 until Thursday, 28 February 2019

There have been lesbian and gay film festivals in Sydney since 1978. Initially these were run by the Australian Film Institute.  In 1986, the AFI partnered with what was then theSydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to present an annual ‘Sydney Gay Film Week’during the Mardi Gras festival.  The film festival was taken over by commercial concerns in 1991, but still screened as a highlight of the Mardi Gras season.

In 1993, a group of queer Sydney filmmakers, students and others approached Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with a view to establishing an independent organisation whose primary focus was queer film and screen culture.  This organisation, Queer Screen, had the central aim of reclaiming Sydney’s GLBTIQ film festival as owned and operated by the community.  From that time, Mardi Gras was the principal funding body of Queer Screen, initially with a five-year funding agreement, followed by a three-year agreement in 1998. This agreement came to an end with the 2001 Mardi Gras Film Festival.

The Mardi Gras Film Festival has grown considerably since 1993. It is now one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top five queer film festivals in the world. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world, and is the most important avenue for promoting gay and lesbian titles to distributors and exhibitors in this territory.


 

Some of the Films...

  • Savage
  • Night Comes On
  • Snapshots
  • I Miss You When I See You
  • Canary
  • TransMilitary
  • Silvana - Väck Mig När Ni Vaknat
  • Freelancers Anonymous
  • Every Act of Life
  • Leitis in Waiting

2019 films...

1985

Anchor & Hope

Approaching

Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts

Astri and Tambulah

Bachelor, 38

Becoming Colleen

Believer

The Best Moment

Best of Gay Shorts (Kotara)

Best of Gay Shorts (Lismore)

Best of Gay Shorts (Manuka)

Best of Lesbian Shorts (Kotara)

Best of Lesbian Shorts (Lismore)

Best of Lesbian Shorts (Manuka)

Best of MGFF19 Shorts (Mount Victoria)

Birds of the Borderlands

Black Lips

The Blonde One

Boys

Buddies

Butch

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Carmen and Lola

Chedeng and Apple

Cherry Season

Choke

The Cleanse

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

Concern for Welfare

Consequences

Dances

Dani Boi

The Dare Project

Darío

Delivery Boy

Devi: Goddess

Erik & Erika

Estigma

Eva + Candela

Eva Minus Candela

Every Act of Life

Extravaganza

The Favourite

Feedback

Feminist Shorts

Filmmaker Masterclass: How to Get Your Gay Indie Made

The Finding Home Series: Elaheh

The Finding Home Series: Stacy

Foxy Trot

Freelancers Anonymous

Gay Shorts

Giant Little Ones

Goddess House

The Good Friend

Good Manners

Grace and Betty

A Great Ride

The Happy Prince

Hot Boys Shorts

Hot Boys Shorts (Riverside)

I Miss You When I See You

José

Juck (Thrust)

Kanarie

Kill the Monsters

Leitis in Waiting

Lesbian Shorts

Lez Bomb

Light in the Water

Looking For?

Making Montgomery Clift

Malik

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Man Made

Mapplethorpe

Marguerite

Masks

Maurice

Medulla Oblongata

MGFF19: Speed Networking for Queer Filmmakers

Miss Rosewood

Monsta Gras

More Women Leaders Needed Everywhere

My Best Friend

My Queer Career 2019

Night Comes On

Night of Love

The Ocean

Otherland

Paul

Phyllis & Francesca 48 Years On

Ponyboi

Pop Rox

Postcards from London

Pre-Drink

Project Baby

Push Pink

Queer Scream

QueerDoc Shorts

The Quiet Room

Rafiki

The Rest I Make Up

Rick

Room For Rent

Rubber Dolphin

Sauvage

Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood

The Sermon

Shepherd

THE SHIT! An Opera

Sidney & Friends

Silvana

Snapshots

Something About Alex

Spark

Staying The Night

Suitable

Sununú: The Revolution of Love

Thomas Banks' Quest For Love

Tomgirl

Tonight It's You

Transgender Shorts

TransMilitary

Dykes, Camera, Action!

Tucked

Two in the Bush: A Love Story

Two Words

Uninvited

Valentin(e)

Versatile

What Do You See?

What We Don't See

When the Beat Drops

Wild Nights With Emily

Woman Coming Out of the Sea

The world is round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part I Refuge

You, Me and Him

Your Will Be Done

Zen in The Ice Rift