“There’s been undeniable progress made since the ‘80s, but I feel like we’re going through a different kind of darkness now, which seems to be evident in politics all over the world.”
From Cannes hit ‘Sauvage’ to the historic Kenyan love story ‘Rafiki’ and the graceful, moving ‘Night Comes On’, this year’s MQFF has something for everyone.
This year’s MQFF will run from Thursday 14 March to Monday 25 March.
“The 2019 edition of MQFF is guaranteed to enthral whilst also casting a keen eye over LGBTIQ+ culture and its fascinating diversity,” said Program Director Spiro Economopoulos.
This year’s MQFF features a stellar line-up of queer cinema from all around the world.
We asked program director Spiro Economopoulos to cherry pick his personal favourites.
“Every film will confront queer culture with honesty, insight, and not infrequently, the great leveller, humour”
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival remains one of the world’s largest and longest running film festivals with an LGBTI focus. Matthew Wade caught up with the festival’s team to talk about the importance of queer film festivals and representing more diversity than audiences are exposed to in mainstream cinema.