Melbourne Queer Film Festival's Special Events

Melbourne Queer Film Festival's Special Events

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Posted 2023-11-04 by Jenfollow

Thu 09 Nov 2023 - Sun 19 Nov 2023

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2023 has had its Program Launch and is now just days away from kicking of on 9 Nov - till 19 Nov and is ready to welcome filmmakers from across the globe for red carpet screenings and special events. Have you got your tickets yet? Download the program to be privy to 50 feature films, including 26 Australian premieres, 19 Victorian premiers, 3 world premieres, 11 short film packages and 17 documentaries. Take your pick of special events that truly make the Festival special.

Filmmakers headed to Melbourne for screenings, Q&As, workshops and events, including:

  • 9 Nov at The Astor Theatre - Director Perci M. Intalan from the Philippines will be coming to Melbourne for the Australian Premiere of I Love You, Beksman , (2022, Philippines). This screening will be followed by MQFF’s Opening Night Party with DJs, food, drinks, and a surprise or two not to be missed.
  • 11 Nov at Cinema Nova - 18-year-old transgender award-winning filmmaker Alice Maio Mackay from South Australia will be joined by Ru Paul’s Drag Race alumni Etcetera Excreta to participate in a Q&A for the Australian Premiere screening of T-Blockers (2023, Australia). A second screening will show on 18 November.
  • 11 Nov at The Capitol - Director Goran Stolevski will be conducting a Masterclass and will introduce the Victorian Premiere screening of Housekeeping for Beginners (2023), North Macedonia, Sweden, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Croatia). A second screening will show on 18 November at Cinema Nova.


  • 12 Nov at The Capitol - Writer and director Andy Vallentine will be in a Q&A with MQFF CEO David Martin Harris at The Mattachine Family (2023, USA)
  • 14 Nov at Cinema Nova - Join filmmaker Nicholas Anthony for a post screening Q&A of the World Premiere of In the Meantime (2023, Australia)
  • 15 Nov at Victorian Pride Centre Rooftop - Director and Producer Marion Pilowsky will be participating in a Q&A after the first screening of Isla’s Way (2023, Australia), a Victorian Premiere. A second screening will show on 18 November at Cinema Nova.
  • 16 Nov at Kino Cinema & 18 Nov at the Victorian Pride Centre Rooftop - Director and Producer Gabriel Carrubba will take part in a post screening Q&A of Sunflower (2023 Australia).
  • 17 Nov at Kino Cinema - US-based Director Sharon Roggio is headed to Melbourne for the screening and post Q&A for the Australian Premiere of 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture (2022, USA).

  • Given links will help you decide if it's the movie and special event for you. In addition, there's a raft of Free Events that includes speed dating and film trivia at the Victorian Pride Centre. Melbourne drag icon Frock Hudson will co-host with internationally infamous queen and John Waters cinematic superstar, Divine at the Film Trivia. Make sure to book early. Other program highlights include the 25 year anniversary screening of Heads On at Kino Cinema on 14 Nov.

    Screening at Cinema Nova on 17 Nov and The Capitol on 18 Nov, The Chambermaid (2022, Slovakia, Czech Republic) is based on the real-life story of writer Hana Lasicová’s childhood nanny – who was born at the end of the 19th century and lived 90 years.

    Laugh out Proud Shorts features a hilarious package of comedies on 11 November at the Victorian Pride Centre Rooftop and 17 November at The Capitol. Be sure to check the program for all films at the Festival.



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