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  • Ambulante Film Festival
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • BFI Flare
  • Brest European Short Film Festival
  • CineQ Queer Film Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Febiofest
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival
  • Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • QFlix Philadelphia
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  • Sonoma International Film Festival
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  • Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival
Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Thursday, 14 March 2019 until Monday, 25 March 2019

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival is the oldest, largest and most successful queer film festival in Australia. We screen around 100 sessions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex films over 12 days running through March.

MQFF supports local and international filmmaking talent through our various Jury & audience choice awards. This includes the City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short which automatically qualifies the recipient for our nomination in the Iris Prize - the largest prize for a gay or lesbian short film in the world.

Films submitted for MQFF 2019 should be of interest to the LGBTIQ community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning/queer).


2019 films...


A Kid Like Jake


Alone in the Game

Anchor and Hope

And Breathe Normally

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

Australian Shorts & Awards

Sammy the Salmon Dir: Jake Shannon, 2018, 6 mins

Cherry Season Dir: Joshua Longhurst, 2018, 13 mins

Joy Boy Dir: Stef Smith, 2018, 9 mins

Great Again Dir: Kirrilee Bailey, 2018, 6 mins

Shepherd Dir: Clay Waddell, 2018, 11 mins

Ladies Lounge Dir: Monique Bettello, 2018, 8 mins

Broken Dir: Stevie Cruz-Martin, 2018, 10 mins

Bodies Dir: Laura Nagy, 2018, 15 mins

Jupiter Dir: Michael Zito, 2018, 13 mins

Becoming Colleen


Bright Colors and Bold Patterns



Carmen and Lola

Comedy Shorts

Sam Did It Dir: Dominic Burgess, 2018, UK, 11 mins

Repugnant Dir: Kyan Krumdieck, 2018, New Zealand, 12 mins

Femme Dir: Alden Peters, 2018, USA, 18 mins

Softcore Dir: Varun Saranga, 2018, Canada, 7 mins

With Thelma Dir: Ann Sirot, 2017, Belgium, France, 14 mins
(French with English Subtitles)

The Shit! (An Opera) Dir: Kevin Rios, 2018, USA, 6 mins

Misdirection Dir: Carly Usdin, 2018, USA, 14 mins

How I Came Out Dir: Mark Goshorn Jones, 2018, USA, 6 mins

Daddy Issues

Desire and Resistance

Curated by Finn Paul, these works place trans* sexual expression and resistance in conversation with a non-linear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking toward a future of pleasure, play and beauty.

Outlaw Dir: Alisa Lebow,1994, USA, (Excerpt – 16 mins)

St Pel Dir: Jason Barker,1998, USA, 13 mins

FlyHole Dir: Malic Amalya, 2017, USA, 6 mins

She Whose Blood is Clotting My Underwear Dir: Vika Kirchenbauer, 2016, USA,

3 mins

At Least You Know You Exist Dir: Zackary Drucker, 2011, USA, 16 mins

Pussy Boy, Dir: Alec Butler, 2002, USA, 5 mins

beside the water, 1999-2003, Dir: Finn Paul, 2018, USA,12 mins

Desperado Dir :Andre Keichian, 2008, USA, 2 mins

Mighty Real Dir. Vicente Ugartechea, 2018, USA, 3 mins

Happy Birthday, Marsha! Dir. Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, 2016, USA, 14 mins

Documentary Shorts

Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love Dir: Pip Kelly, 2018, Australia, 30 mins. Note this film will be screening with Open Captions.

Bachelor, 38 Dir: Angela Clarke, 2018, UK, 15 mins

Duo Impacto Dir: Miranda Everingham, 2018, Cuba, 8 mins

Landline Dir: Matt Houghton, 2017, UK, 12 mins

Lasting Marks Dir: Charlie Lyne, 2018, UK, 15 mins

Pride Out West Dir: Kellie Jennar, 2018, Australia, 11 mins

Dykes, Camera, Action

Episodic Shorts

Triads Dir: Matt Mcclelland, 2018, USA, 24 mins

Broad Strokes Dir: Phillip Vernon, 2018, USA, 17 mins

Woke Dirs: Maxime Potherat, Jules Thénier, 2017, France, 28 mins
(French with English Subtitles)

Ding Dong I’m Gay Dir: Sarah Bishop, 2018, Australia, 6 mins

Dinette Dir: Shaina Feinberg, 2018, USA, 15 mins


Eva & Candela

Every Act of Life

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Girl on Girl Shorts

Scary Lucy Dir: Marteene Diaz, 2018, USA, 21 mins

Would You Look at Her Dir: Goran Stolevski, 2018, Macedonia, 18 mins
(Macedonian with English Subtitles)

Masks Dir: Mahaliyah Ayla O, 2018, USA, 23 mins

3 Centimetres Dir: Lara Zeidan, 2017, Lebanon,UK, 9 mins
(Arabic with English Subtitles)

Wild Geese Dir: Susan Jacobson, 2018, UK, 17 mins

Forget-Me-Not Dir: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, 2018, Spain, 7 mins

Guy on Guy Shorts

Run(a)way Arab Dir: Amrou Al-Kadhi, 2018, USA, 12 mins

Blood Out of a Stone Dir: Ben Allen, 2017, UK, 13 mins

Crashing Waves Dir: Emma Gilbertson, 2018, UK, 4 mins

The Things You Think I’m Thinking Dir: Sherren Lee, 2017, Canada, 14 mins

Between Here and Now Dir: Jannik Splidsboel, 2018, Denmark, 22 mins

Our Way Back Dir: Moshe Rosenthal, 2018, Israel, 26 mins

Hooking Up

Rubber Dolphin Dir: Ori Aharon, 2018, Israel, 28 mins

ruok Dir: Jay Russell, 2018, USA, 13 mins

Free Fall Dir: Santiago Henao Vélez, 2018, Colombia, 14 mins

Enter Dir: Manuel Billi, Benjamin Bodi, 2018, France, 18 mins

Far Out Dir: Jan-Peter Horstmann, 2018, Germany, 24 mins

I Miss You When I See You

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy


Just Friends

Kiss Me!



Laws of Desire

Life in the Doghouse

Love, Cecil

Making Montgomery Clift

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Man Made




My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Night Comes On

Papi Chulo

Queer First Nation Shorts

Black Divaz Dir:  Adrian Russell Wills, 2018, 60 mins

Voices from the Desert Dir: Amy Pysden, Daniel Clarke, 2018, 30 mins

Unboxed: Beau Dir: Sam Matthews, 2018, 6 mins



Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood





Sorry Angel


The Blonde One

The Happy Prince

The Heiresses

The Ice King

The Marriage

The Quiet Rebel


We Forgot to Break Up Dir: Chandler Levack, 2018, USA, 16 mins

Sam Dir:Stephanie Camacho Casillas, 2018, Puerto Rico, 11 mins

Candy Crush Dir: Roberto Nascimento, 2018, New Zealand, 7 mins

Push Pink Dir: Kai Tillman, 2017, USA, 9 mins

Sistergirl Dir: Alexandra Edmondson, 2018, Australia, 11 mins

Something About Alex Dir: Reinout Hellenthal, 2018, Netherlands, 18 mins

Transblack: Max Dir:Charmaine Ingram, 2018, Australia, 11 mins

The Switch Dir: Neala Cullen, 2018, New Zealand, 11 mins



Two Weeks

We’re all in This Together

When the Beat Drops

Wild Nights with Emily

Wildings Panel

WIldings Workshop

Youth Shorts

Prom Night Dir: Sam McGowan, 2018, Australia, 10 mins

Goldfish Dir: Yorgos Angelopoulos, 2017, Greece, 14 mins

Transpiration Dir: Holly Volkner, Maggie Brittingham, 2018, Australia, 11 mins

Darío Dirs: Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo, 2018, Colombia, 15 mins

Charlie Dir: Lesley Johnson, 2018, Canada, 7 mins

Maybe Dir: Kat Cole, 2018, USA, 10 mins

Eyes On You Dir: Adam Kiers, 2018, Australia, 4 mins

Listen Dir: Jake Graf, 2018, UK, 4 mins