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5 Must-Sees At The Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen’s Festival Director, Lisa Rose, tells us about the must-see films for City Hub readers at the upcoming Mardi Gras Film Festival. My Queer Career This is the night of nights for emerging queer filmmakers and it always sells out fast! My Queer Career is Australia's richest queer short film prize with over $16,000 […]

Queer Screen Awards Additional Round Of Funding During Lockdown

By ELYSIA COOK Queer Screen’s Completion Fund awarded $15,000 across three different screen projects last Friday and the timing couldn’t have been better. The additional round of the Completion Fund was announced on the Closing Night of the Mardi Gras Film Festival in March, in light of the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the independent […]


By Mark Morellini Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival comes to Sydney, with a program of 120 of the best LGBTIQ films from around the world. The festival boasts five world premieres, 75 Australian premieres and 22 films showing transgender, non-binary or inter-sex characters/subjects, which is a record. Lisa Rose, the festival director, said […]


By Mark Morellini This highly anticipated film festival returns for its sixth year with a program of 29 LGBTIQ feature films and 16 shorts from 12 countries, including Iceland, Brazil, The Netherlands, Canada and the USA. Popularity of this festival is on the increase from year to year with an estimated 10% of the audience being […]

Rainbow Screen

By Rita Bratovich. The Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) is one of the most popular features of the festival overall. It is run in collaboration with Queer Screen who this year celebrate 25 years as an entity. Since it was established in 1993 by a group of LGBTIQ+ film makers and friends-of-film, Queer Screen has showcased […]

Upstairs Inferno

To be completely indifferent to someone’s grief is a show of utmost contempt. When a fire destroyed a gay club in New Orleans in 1973, claiming 32 lives, the city showed such contempt by ignoring the grief of its queer community. The fire in the Up Stairs Lounge went mostly unacknowledged by local officials, and […]

Queer Screen’s 24th Mardi Gras Film Festival

BY RITA BRATOVICH Queer Screen’s 24th Mardi Gras Film Festival promises to be one of the biggest and best ever, with films traversing genres, cultures, languages, genders and style. Recognised as one of the most prominent film festivals in the world – queer or otherwise – it attracts filmmakers of every calibre and filmgoers of […]


By Mark Morellini Presented by Queer Screen, this film festival promises to mesmerize audiences with a powerful programme, which boasts an impressive 58 features and 40 short films. Screening at even more venues and with added international guests, the filmmaker focussed events should also heighten interest for film enthusiasts who’d like to learn more about […]

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015

This year's Mardi Gras film festival presents a complex look at what it means to be gay. From February 19th till March 5th, The Mardi Gras Film Festival will be held at Event Cinemas on George Street and has a sensational line up of films. The festival hasn’t even begun and some of the sessions […]


In 2014 the Mardi Gras Film Festival celebrates its twenty-first birthday with a brand new partnership with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. The festival will once again take place as a part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations, running from February 13 to February 23 with all movies screening at […]