Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2018
DATES: 15-28 March
VENUES: Palace Cinemas, Cinema Nova and ACMI
In 2018, Melbourne Queer Film Festival heads into its 28th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond in the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. From March 15 – March 26 MQFF will present 85 sessions at ACMI, Kino Cinemas and Cinema Nova, encompassing 38 features, 14 documentaries, 72 shorts and incorporating 2 World Premieres, 12 Australian Premieres, 21 Melbourne Premieres and 2 newly restored Classic features.
Welcome Message from the Executive Director:
For 28 years the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) has engaged the community with a curated program of the best LGBTIQ content that aims to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity. I am honored to be leading my first Festival as Executive Director.
Having crossed to Entertainment and Arts from the Sports Industry, where I was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Victoria, what has been most evident is the affection the community has for MQFF. In that light, I will do my best to lead a Festival that is innovative and relevant whilst underpinning the contribution of those before me that has made MQFF so great.
This year we present to you a program of over 120 features and shorts, panels, questions and answer sessions, workshops, parties and many other ways to celebrate LGBTIQ culture through film and the moving image.
I would also like to thank all of those who have made the Festival possible. From the Board of Directors, led by Scott Herron and Cathy Anderson, to our generous sponsors, partners, donors and Sweethearts, volunteers, MQFF Members, you the audience, and everyone and anyone who has contributed. It is all greatly appreciated.
I trust that you will have a fabulous time as we strive to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity.
– Maxwell Gratton
Thanks to our friends from the festival managing team and #NedAndCoPublicRelation Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine had 6 in season media passes to give away to our VIP members and readers. The passes were given away at our last photoshoot ay King Henry Arts Cafe to the crew members and our amazing hosts (winners: Anthony Wayne (X2), Alexander O. Montgomery, Michael P and Harry English) - congratulation guys and we hope you enjoy the movies - please make sure you book your seats in advance as some sessions get booked out very quickly. Please stay tuned to our further ads.