QUEER Screen recently partnered with St George Bank for the next two seasons, boosting the bank’s proud support of the LGBTI community.

The bank is the latest to partner with an LGBTI community, on the back of ANZ’s recent partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Commonwealth Bank’s major sponsorship of Bingham Cup 2014 Sydney.

Queer Screen was established in 1993 as an independent organisation with a primary focus on queer film and screen culture.

Its annual calendar of film and screen events includes the Mardi Gras Film Festival, Queer Film Fest, plus new venture of Queer Screen and My Queer Career, a competition pioneering queer short film competitions exclusively for locally-produced work.

Queer Screen president Giovanni Campolo-Arcidiaco said: “We’re very happy to welcome our new major sponsor St George Bank. This exciting new partnership will allow us to deliver even better film festivals and events. St.George has a history of supporting the arts and we look forward to working with them to promote diversity and creativity within our community and beyond.”

The partnership with St George Bank will enable Queer Screen to expand its offering to the LGBTI community and widen its reach in bringing undiscovered talent and queer classics to a new audience.

St George Bank retail banking general manager Andy Fell said: “St George is committed to giving a louder voice to the LGBTI community not only within St George but across Australia. This partnership is a unique opportunity to showcase our values alongside the best the queer-film community has to offer.”

Managed by Pink Media group, the new partnership is part of the bank’s diversity acceptance and support for the LGBTI community.

St George is a great example of what a strong brand and a community organisation can achieve when they work together,” Pink Media group managing director Ben Mulcahy said.

“I’m looking forward to next season already.”

Queer Screen have also recently launched the full line-up of their annual festival coming up on September. To have a read of the Star Observer’s sneak peek at the opening night film, click here.

For details and tickets for Queer Screen Film Fest, happening September 17–21, visit: queerscreen.org.au


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