The country’s top queer film honour, the My Queer Career Award, will be selected by some particularly keen and qualified eyes.  This year’s jury is:

Neil Armfield Artistic Director of Company B and much treasured director of Australian theatre and film; former My Queer Career winner Amy Gebhardt, a writer / director and documentary filmmaker who recently took out a Silver Lion at Cannes; the woman behind some of Australia’s most clever and controversial recent television productions, Courtney Gibson, former Head of Content Creation for ABC TV and newly appointed Director of Programmes for Southern Star Entertainment; and from Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Andrew Mercado, media commentator, film critic, TV host and author of several books on Aussie Cinema and TV.

“We couldn’t be more impressed with our Jury this year” says Festival Director Lex Lindsay.  “It’s a great mix of practitioners, producers and commentators.  Really who wouldn’t want their work seen by such incomparable experts in this field.”

Finalists of the My Queer Career competition open the Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 12th with a grand celebration at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place.  A number of awards are up for grabs, with the top prize worth $3,000 cash.

Entries into the competition close Friday, November 13.

All details and submission forms can be found at

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