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February Events...

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)
  • Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Belgrade International Film Festival
  • Festival des Images aux Mots
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • LesFlicks LGBT History Month
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Pride: Bloomington's LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival: University of Oregon
  • Queer Lens
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Salento Rainbow Film Fest
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Festival!
  • Tels Quels Festival
Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Thursday, 18 February 2021 until Thursday, 04 March 2021

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.


 

2021 films...

5 Minutes Too Late

Ammonite

Anne+


Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts...

The Song We Sang

A Cohabitation

The Rogers

Soba-chan's Morning

Stray Dogs Come Out at Night

The Lonely Prince


Bring Down The Walls

The Bubble

The Capote Tapes

Cowboys

Cured

Dating Amber

Days (Rizi)

The Dilemma of Desire

Dry Wind

Forgotten Roads (La Nave Del Olvido)


Gay Shorts...

Offline (Desconexo)

Beauty Boys

Good Night

Acuitzeramo

Escaping the fragile planet


The Goddess of Fortune

Goodbye Mother (Thưa Mẹ Con Đi)

The Greenhouse

I Carry You with Me

La Leyenda Negra


Lesbian Shorts...

Julka and Julie

Lit

Tape

Crush

Polygraph

Feeling Flush

Leo & Alex in the Middle of the 21


Love, Spells and All That

LUZ

Make Up

The Man with the Answers

March for Dignity

Milkwater


Mixed Shorts...

Flex

Team Marilyn

Eyes Down

Flourish

The Fabric of You

Swipe Up, Vivian!

Swivel

Hey Stranger


My Fiona

My First Summer


My Queer Career...

Why Did She Have to Tell the World?

Call History

Tribunal

A Rare Breed

The Test

Her Own Music


No Hard Feelings

No Ordinary Man

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

The Prince (El Príncipe)


QueerDoc Shorts...

Where My Girls

My Aunties

Crescendo!

To Be Heard (Hazte Sentir)

Perfectly Frank

êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines


Rūrangi

Saint-Narcisse

Sublet

Suk Suk

Summerland

Supernova

Taiwan Equals Love

These Thems

The Thing About Harry

Through the Glass Darkly

Time Off

Transformistas

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

Two of Us (Deux)

Under My Skin

The World to Come

Yossi & Jagger