lesbian-news-melbourne-queer-film-festivalAustralia’s largest and longest running queer film festival returns to Melbourne to celebrate its 30th year of programming.

The festival runs from 12 – 23 March 2020.

Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) running from 12 to 23 March 2020.

In this milestone year MQFF will be a celebration of 30 years of sharing the stories of LGBTQI+ people and their community through film and the moving image.

The festival, renowned for bringing the best of queer culture to Melbourne, aims to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity by showcasing the best LGBTQI+ film content.

In its 30th year, MQFF will be expanding its footprint, introducing a new venue in Melbourne’s CBD, the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre, joining the Village Cinema Jam Factory and Nova Cinema Carlton festival hubs.

The festival programme which is spread across central, north and south Melbourne boasts over 120 sessions encompassing Australian and International features, documentaries and shorts, Q&A sessions, workshops and parties to unify and celebrate LGBTQI+ culture and queer cinema.

Passes are now on sale for MQFF30 including the limited release All-In-Pass, which gives exclusive entry to the hotly anticipated launch party, all films across the entire festival as well as special events.

‘Pitch, Pleez!’ makes a welcome comeback to the 2020 festival programme. Offering Australian LGBTQI+ filmmakers the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize, which is used to facilitate the production of their original content. Applications are currently open for submissions.