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Wild Nights With Emily

Wild Nights With Emily

Recounting lesser-known events and their reasons for obscurity in the life of Massachusetts poet Emily ...
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Transmilitary

Documentaries can recount, expound or explain so much – but it’s always better when they’re ...
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Our CEO Maxwell Gratton was invited by Victoria University, Melbourne Australia, to deliver the opening remarks for its IDAHOBIT celebrations at Footscray Park campus today. Many thanks VU! 🙏Movie critic Roger Ebert once said that movies are empathy generating machines and by that he meant that we, as viewers, identify with the characters on screen and that helps us to understand experiences and perspectives other than our own.It is especially important for young LGBTIQ Australians to be represented as the leads in their own adventures and it’s just as important for straight audiences to see these kinds of representations. People need to identify with queer characters and to see them as fully human equals with their own stories. Happy IDAHOBIT from all of the MQFF team. 🌈💜
#IDAHOBIT
Happy IDAHOBIT - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex Discrimination & Transphobia. We stand in solidarity with our LGBTIQ+ community today and always. 💜💜💜💜💜🌈 (Photo taken at Midsumma Pride March this year by our team.) #IDAHOBIT
Almost time for Wild Nights With Emily, and later, Queer First Nation shorts program at 7pm. Come find Dani and Lili at Village Cinemas Shepparton, to grab tickets if you haven’t booked online. 💜🌈 #MQFFShepparton
Will we see you this weekend at #MQFFShepparton?
Today: Wild Nights With Emily, Queer First Nation shorts program (Centrepiece presentation)
Tomorrow: Tucked, Rafiki (Closing Night)
Book via the app or online www.mqff.com.au 💜🌈
#ProudlyDifferent #MQFF2019
Our inaugural Queer First Nation Shorts program was a highlight during #MQFF2019, celebrating our queer indigenous brothers and sisters. It’s coming to #MQFFShepparton this weekend during our Roadshow!
Saturday May 4 7pm. 💜🌈 Goulburn Valley Pride Shepparton
Happy #LesbianVisibilityDay to all lesbians everywhere 🌈🥰“A DAY WITHOUT LESBIANS IS LIKE A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE,” Gay Freedom Day Parade, San Francisco, California, June 1979. Photographer unknown, c/o Chicago Tribune
Why give this #giveoutdayAU? Only 0.8% of funding organisations in Australia specifically target #LGBTIQ+ people. It’s time to shift the dial.Stand with us today and help us reach our goal, to bring queer film to more rural communities.
https://giveoutday.org.au/mqffqueerfilmregionaltour
Today is giveOUTday AU, a national day of giving in support of LGBTIQ organisations, and we’re excited to be involved! Help MQFF raise funds today to support projects such as our Regional Film Tour – helping rural queer communities see their story on screen.Chip in what you can, donations made will be matched dollar for dollar – doubling the impact you can have on queer film, right now!
https://giveoutday.org.au/mqffqueerfilmregionaltour 🌈 #giveOUTday
Our friends at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival have some outstanding LGBTIQ+ content on the program this year. HRAFF is on in Melbourne from 9-23 May with events at ACMI, Cinema Nova, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Sun Theatre.Book now using the discount code 2019EATSER20 and receive 20% off the price of your tickets.If you're keen to see some awesome films at HRAFF, why not check these out:• The Sign for Love | 11 May
• Becoming Colleen + Q&A | 12 May
• Australia Says Yes + Q&A | 15 May
• Being Impossible | 18 May
• Closing Night: Giant Little Ones | 23 MayThe full program is available online now at https://2019.hraff.org.au/#HRAFF #StoriesThatMatter
#MQFF #MQFF2019 #ProudlyDifferent
We have one double pass to 1985 - Meet the Filmmaker Q&A at Cinema Nova this Thursday! If you missed out on seeing 1985 during #MQFF2019, now is your chance to see this profoundly affecting film, and also see the exclusive Q&A with Writer/Director Yen Tan held after the film.Comment this post and tag who you'd take with you, we'll choose a winner at random. 💜Edit: We've contacted a winner at random. Thanks to all who commented!
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