The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in an emerging LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer) film festival in Geelong, Australia. Our non-profit community-run festival screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films in Geelong during an inclusive film festival for the whole community. In addition to our annual festival we host special one-off screenings throughout the year.
We screen a diverse mix of LGBTIQ+ feature films, short films, feature documentaries, short documentaries from across the world.
Geelong Pride Film Festival includes venue-based screenings in cinemas and theatres and selected online screenings. Cinema screenings are presented at The Pivotonian Cinema in South Geelong, Village Cinemas Geelong. Feature screenings are presented at Platform Arts theatre in central Geelong. Online screenings use the CineSend platform for secure, location and time restricted viewing.
Occasional prizes and commissions may be awarded. Past awards have included:
- Best Short Film Concept
- Best Short Film Screenplay
- GPFF Uplift Award
- Best Production Design
- Student Filmmaker Award
- Best LGBTIQ+ Documentary or Non-fiction Short Film
Previous recipients include:
Early Career LGBTIQA+ Film Maker - Best Short Film Concept - Harriet Crawford - inaugural recipient of the GPFF for ‘THE WEDDING PLAN’
LGBTIQ+ Screenplay Commission - Joshua Machucafor 'LOVE LOCKS'
LGBTIQ+ Screenplay Commission - Andrew Blogg for 'DARYL'
Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award 2019 - Daniel Orfali (Director/Writer) Megan Ellis (Producer) Aaron Drew (Cinematographer) Primrose Wohlers (Production Designer) Mitchell Scott (Sound Designer) and Evelyn Porras (Editor) - for 'LIFE IS FINE'
Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award 2021 - Jessica Smith (Director/Writer) January Jones and Jessica Smith (Producers) Sky Davies (Director of Photography) - for 'THE TEST'
Production Design Award 2021 - Zino Bakker, Hartenprins
Best Documentary Film 2021 - Roberto Nascimento, Leeway
Student Filmmaker Award 2021 - Tayla Burton, Nikau