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We're collaborating with Melbourne International Youth Film Festival for our 30th Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and to celebrate we're looking for films under 30 minutes by filmmakers under 30, representing youth or by youth, and celebrating queer voices and content. If you'd know a filmmaker who'd be perfect, let them know. 😍 Enter:
Last night Quit Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival won a 2019 VicHealth Award, for supporting the LGBTIQ+ community to become smokefree, through our short film competition. 🎉 A key component of the initiative was to provide emerging creatives the opportunity to produce short films highlighting the impact of smoking on LGBTIQ+ communities, and to create relevant messages to change attitudes to smoking. "Our unique short film competition, now in its second year, has given people the opportunity to have their work shown before every screening at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. To have also received a VicHealth Award acknowledging this work is very exciting." - Maxwell Gratton, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Many thanks and congratulations to the teams at Quit Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health, we're thrilled. 🎉 Info:
'Pitch Pleez!' 2020 applications are now open, continuing to support local queer filmmaking in creating original content [short fiction, documentary or web series pilot] with an incredible $10K cash prize up for grabs + an all in pass to our 30th festival. Our Pitch Pleez live 'Pitch Off' event will take place during #MQFF30, pitch applications close Feb 13. 💜🌈💕 Apply:
2020 Volunteer Applications are now open. Go to to apply now. #MQFF #MQFF2020 #ProudlyDifferent
The Pitch is back for #MQFF30 🎉 ‘Pitch Pleez! 2020’ will open this coming Monday, continuing to support local queer filmmaking in creating original content, with an incredible $10K cash prize up for grabs + an all in pass to MQFF 2020. Check back on Monday for all the details. 💜🌈💕
MQFF turns 30! Screening from 12-23 March 2020, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival will showcase the best in new and retrospective LGBTIQ+ cinema with a wide array of features, shorts and documentaries to make you laugh, cry and think. Each year our Program Director, Spiro Economopoulos, scours the globe to bring you only the best - and we can't wait to show you what we have on offer! • Program Launch | early to mid February. • Opening Night Gala | Thursday, 12 March. • Closing Night | Sunday, 22 March. • Encore Screenings | Monday, 23 March. Keep your eyes peeled for more information, including advance pass sales, coming soon. #MQFF #MQFF2020 #MQFFturns30 #ProudlyDifferent
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that we remember and honour the lives of trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. To our trans and gender-diverse siblings, we stand with you. If you’re in Melbourne today, there is a vigil at Fitzroy Town Hall, see you there 💜💜💜 #tdor #transgenderdayofremembrance
tilde Melbourne 2019 kicks off from November 28-December 1st, showing the best trans and gender diverse film at Footscray Community Arts Centre, including Becoming Colleen, MQFF 2019's Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary. See the full lineup 💜 Thanks to our friends at tilde we have TWO double passes to give away! Simply comment this post + like tilde Melbourne for your chance to win. 🎉 EDIT: Tickets gone 👏
We're thrilled to announce the 4 winners of the QuitFlicks 2019 grants, our short film competition in partnership with Quit Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health! Each winner receives $6K to bring to life their short film concept challenging smoking in LGBTIQ+ communities. "The creativity and originality of the finalists’ pitches makes us really excited to see these concepts brought to life on screen. It’s a reflection of the incredible creative talent we have in this country." - MQFF Program Director, Spiro Economopoulos. Congratulations to Rosie, Teddy, Millie, and Hugh, we can't wait to see your films! 🎉 Read more:
Today we stand in solidarity with our intersex siblings fighting for their rights and visibility, and those who came before them. Today marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, who started the quest for equality and human rights for intersex people in the 19th century. 💛💜 #intersexdayofsolidarity
We're thrilled to be nominated alongside Quit Victoria Minus18 and Thorne Harbour Health in the 2019 VicHealth Awards for supporting LGBTIQ+ communities to become smokefree, through our partnership that launched short film competition Keep the Vibe Alive. 🎉 “It has been fantastic supporting emerging creatives to share the impact of smoking from the perspective of LGBTIQ+ communities and to give people the opportunity to have their work shown before every screening at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.” - MQFF CEO Maxwell Gratton. Full details of the VicHealth Awards can be found at
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