All at this year’s Melbourne Queer film-reviews Festival 13th-24th March 2014

The 24th Melbourne Queer film-reviews Festival (MQFF) will host an exciting lineup of international and local guests, spanning established directors, Sundance Award winners, new faces in queer cinema and a whole lot more.
From the USA, first time director Jane Clark will be in Melbourne for the screening of her multiple award-winning film-reviews Meth Head. Sweeping the prizes at film-reviewsout San Diego collecting 7 awards including Best film-reviews, Director and Actor, Jane Clark’s Meth Head is a searing portrait of addiction and the trail of destruction it leaves in its wake. 
Also from America, Beth Nelsen will be in town for her co-directed documentary Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, a film-reviews about exploring sexual and personal boundaries in the desert oasis that is Burning Man. Join Beth Nelsen at a Q&A with panelists from the Gender Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
MQFF will also play host to Australia’s multi-award winning director, Sophie Hyde, whose extraordinary year-long project, 52 Tuesdays, was selected for the 2014 Sundance and Berlin film-reviews Festivals. 52 Tuesdays’ groundbreaking direction follows a teen girl adjusting to her mother’s gender transition and her personal discoveries of sexuality and independence.
MQFF will host an array of Australian talent at this year’s festival; join Mekelle Mills for the Melbourne Premiere of Zoe.Misplaced, showcasing some great performances this film-reviews will remind you what it is like to be young and in love – with the wrong person; as well as film-reviewsmaker Sasha Hadden, who’s feature-length documentary Vicky – The Gay Gene Comes to Melbourne gives us an inside look at Bishop Gene Robinson’s recent visit to Melbourne; and catch Ian Thomson who will be in town for the Melbourne Premiere of his documentary OUT in the Line-Up, which breaks new ground by revealing the long hidden world of gay and lesbian surfers.
The Oz Shorts package is proudly presenting some new and exciting talent in this year’s MQFF. The makers of these short film-reviewss will all be eligible to win a $3000 cash prize, generously donated by City of Melbourne. Expected to be in Melbourne to vie for the prize is: Nicholas Verso (The Last Time I Saw Richard); Tim Marshall (Gorilla); Mia’Kate Russell (Swallow); Jack Dyball (Dead Weights and Balloons); Logan Mucha (Into The Streets), Laura Scrivano (The Language of Love); and Emma LaGrutta (FH2: FagHag2000).
Other Australian short film-reviews directors who will be in attendance at this year’s festival include: Simon Trevorrow with Boy, a film-reviews that focuses on young love; Daniel Luke Rogers with his movie about homosexual cults and villainous drag queens – The Falcetto Jazz Club; Anna McGrath with her 3 minute insightful documentary The Gay Agenda; Renae Moore who takes audiences into the life of the poster boy for Sydney’s queer arts scene with the documentary One Day You’ll Understand; Melbournian Tamara Jungwirth who explores the subculture of Gay and Lesbian sports clubs in Melbourne with her documentary Score; as well as William Yang, who is the subject of the new Australian documentary William Yang: Friends of Dorothy.
WHAT: 24th Melbourne Queer film-reviews Festival
WHEN: Thursday 13 – Monday 24 March 2014 
WHERE: ACMI, Federation Sq, Hoyts Melbourne Central and Loop Bar