Organisers of the Brisbane Queer Film Festival are calling on all short filmmakers with a queer bent to submit their work for inclusion in the program this year.

As it is Australia’s third largest queer film festival, this is a much coveted opportunity for fledgling film makers from within the gay and lesbian community and its supporters to showcase their work to a large GLBT-friendly audience and within the context of an international film festival.

“There are no set guidelines for what we’re looking for,” festival director Sarah Neal says. “It just has to be a film that was made in the past 12 months that would be of interest to a gay and lesbian audience. Quality product is of course always the thing we look for but what we’re really about is encouraging new filmmakers to get out and show their work.

“It is competitive, because there are so many short films made internationally nowadays. When it comes down to it though, we always like to have as many local productions  as possible, so we’re really trying to encourage Australian filmmakers who identify as being gay, lesbian or queer, or who have made a film that they think might appeal to our audience, to send it in.”

Entries close Monday 3 March. For entry forms and information contact [email protected]

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