Mardi Gras Film Festival Screening Heads West!We hope you have your tickets ready for a killer weekend at Riverside Parramatta.

We hope you have your tickets ready for a killer weekend at Riverside Parramatta, where five of the best films from the 24th Mardi Gras Film Festival will be screening! And for those in the ACT – don’t worry; we haven’t forgotten about you. Check out the fantastic lineup for Canberra below!

Treat yourself to a Sydney Film Festival Daytime Subscription and see 34 daytime screenings in the State Theatre, all for only $280, which makes the cost of each film only $8.25! A Sydney Film Festival subscription is a set curated program – perfect for those film lovers interested in a wide variety of cinema from across the globe. See all the chosen films in the Daytime or Evening subscription packages from 8 – 18 June in the State Theatre during set hours.

Sessions occur daily and run between 10 am and 5.30 pm on weekdays and 10 am and 2.30 pm on weekends (including the Monday Public Holiday). All sessions have unallocated seating in stalls or reserve your seat with a Daytime (Reserved) Subscription in the mezzanine section for only $295.

Save money now and see a wide variety of cutting-edge cinema – stay tuned for the first 25 films from the SFF 2017 program, released Wednesday, 5 April. Keep in touch here.


Don’t miss Mardi Gras Film Festival at Rafferty’s Theatre starting Friday night. With one film sold out, and the rest selling fast, you will want to grab your tickets now!

Pushing Dead

Opening Night
Friday 31st March 7:00 pm
A fresh look at living with HIV in the modern day. Features excellent comedic performances from James Roday, Robin Weigert, and Danny Glover. Winner of multiple audience awards.

Suicide Kale

Selling Fast
Sunday 2nd April 7:00 pm

Made on a shoestring budget, this lesbian comedy is a delicious serving of dark humour. Two couples meet for lunch, but the discovery of a suicide note adds awkwardness.

Something Like Summer

Selling Fast
Saturday 1st April 8:00 pm​

Exploring severe issues like bullying and being true to yourself, Something Like Summer is a unique musical take on first love, friendship, life and death.

A Million Happy Nows

Sold Out
Saturday 1st April 6:00 pm

Filled with humour, romance, and the undeniable chemistry of its two leads, this is a bittersweet drama about long-term love, devotion, and the power of commitment during an unexpected crisis.

Out Run

Sunday 2nd April 5:00 pm

Bemz Benedito dreams of becoming the first transgender person in the Philippine Congress. This uplifting documentary portrays an inspiring sense of camaraderie within the queer community.


Excited to be returning to Canberra, MGFF is screening five great films over three days at Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive on 7th – 9th April!


Center of My World

Saturday 8th April 8:00 pm 

Phil and his twin sister Diane live an unconventional life in suburban Germany. Enter the perfect, sculpted Adonis, Nicholas, and energy for Phil becomes heartachingly beautiful.


Political Animals

Sunday 9th April 4:00 pm

The film’s tagline says, “when women lead, leaders follow.” Political Animals tells the inspiring story of four pioneering lesbian politicians and the battles they fought to win LGBTIQ rights.


Real Boy

Sunday 9th April 2:00 pm

Bennett is caught between adolescence and adulthood, racing into a mature world that feels totally in flux. But while his gender transition is affirming, it leaves others struggling to understand his new identity.


A Date For Mad Mary

Friday 7th April 7:00 pm

This Irish drama will make you laugh out loud. Young, bold Mary is fresh out of prison and unhappy with the world. To make matters worse, she desperately needs a date for her BFFs wedding.


Out Of Iraq

Saturday 8th April 6:00 pm

The incredible true story of two soldiers in Iraq who had to become refugees to protect their love. An unmissable documentary.


For more information and to book tickets, visit the Queerscreen Website.