Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018

First 10 Films Now on Sale! Full Program out 10 January 2018

Queer Screen is proud to announce ten of the films we’ll be screening during the upcoming 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Held between Thursday 15 February to Thursday 1 March, 2018 at Event Cinemas George Street, and touring venues across NSW, MGFF 2018 will showcase a wide range of passionate LGBTIQ cinema, both past and present, and from all corners of the globe.

Among these teaser films are Australian Premieres, award-winners and one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year.

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BEACH RATS
USA; English with no subtitles
Friday 16 February, 9:00pm, Event Cinemas George St

In Beach Rats, writer-director Eliza Hittman explores the fine line between hyper-masculine swagger and homoeroticism in this moody character study. Read more and buy tickets.

 

BODY ELECTRIC
Brazil; Portuguese with English subtitles
Monday 19 February, 6:30pm, Event Cinemas George St

Body Electric takes an intimate look at the lives of a racially and sexually diverse group of friends in Brazil as they take to the streets of modern day Sao Paulo with carefree abandon. Read more and buy tickets.

 

BOYS FOR SALE 
Japan; Japanese with English subtitles
Tuesday 20 February, 6:30pm, Event Cinemas George St

Japan is notorious for its closed culture and intense privacy, which makes this doco’s surprising access to ‘urisen’ or ‘boys’; young men who sell their bodies to other men, utterly intriguing. Read more and buy tickets.

 

JADE OF DEATH
Australia; English with no subtitles
Friday 23 February, 7:00pm, Event Cinemas George St

Dark, funny and sexy as hell, this award winning supernatural thriller series  has been described as “…fantastically creepy and atmospheric”. Film followed by Australian Showcase party. Read more and buy tickets.

 

KISS ME!
France; French with English subtitles
Friday 16 February, 7:00pm, Event Cinemas George St

Magalie, Nadege, Samira, Francoise… Oceane has had her fair share of exes, but when she meets Cecile, she goes to any lengths to make sure this time, its for good! Read more and buy tickets.

 

SATURDAY CHURCH
USA; English with no subtitles
Wednesday 21 February, 6:30pm, Event Cinemas George St

After his father’s death, Ulysses is expected to become “man of the house”, but clad in red high heel pumps, he finds himself pulled in another direction. Read more and buy tickets.

 

SIGNATURE MOVE
English, Urdu, Spanish; with English subtitles
Saturday 17 February, 6:30pm, Event Cinemas George St

After a tequila fuelled one-night stand sparks a romance with Alma, Zaynab finds herself embarking on a journey of self-acceptance in this delightful romantic comedy. Read more and buy tickets.

 

THE 34TH
English; with no subtitles
Saturday 17 February, 2:00pm, Event Cinemas George St

Legal fights, political wrangling, heated public debate. Sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? Discover how Ireland ultimately said Yes! to marriage equality in this timely and inspiring doco. Read more and buy tickets.

 

THEY
English and Persian; with English subtitles
Saturday 17 February, 4:00pm, Event Cinemas George St

Iranian writer/director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh teams up with executive producer Jane Campion to create a visually stunning coming-of-age film about a non-binary teen at the crossroads of adulthood. Read more and buy tickets.

 

WITCHES AND FAGGOTS, DYKES AND POOFTERS
English, with no subtitles
Sunday 25 February, 3:30pm, Event Cinemas George St

As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, let’s go back and remember our history with the National Film and Sound Archive digital restoration of one of the most important Australian queer documentaries of our time. Includes free post-screening 78ers celebration. Read more and buy tickets.

 

My Queer Career Retrospective Gala

2018 marks 25 years of My Queer Career – Australia’s largest competition for LGBTIQ short films. For more than two decades, My Queer Career has unearthed the latest and greatest Aussie queer filmmakers. Stay tuned for more details on this not to be missed event when we launch the full program in January.