Print guide text: The annual My Queer Career is a prestigious short film competition for Australian and New Zealand filmmakers, attracting a diverse array of entries from up-and-coming filmmakers.
A jury of industry professionals selected nine films from numerous entries for competition. The screening of the finalists’ films is much anticipated and always sell out.
February 17, 8pm, State Theatre
Fenella Kernebone, SBS Movie Show, Triple JJJ
Joy Toma, former Exectutive Producer, EAT CARPET
John Bortolin, Manager Bondi Junction/ Mosman Greater Union Cinemas
National tour of My Queer Career commences in 2005 supported by The Australian Film Commission
|Bright Lights||Jarrah Gurrie||7||When you’re stuck in a small town it’s exiting to plan your escape to the Bright Lights. At 13 growing up seems hard enough but when your ticket out of town finally arrives with the look on your Gran’s face makes it even harder?|
|Coming Out at Work is Hard to Do||Kylie Eddy||4||A tale of the least perfect way to come out at work|
|Hitch Cock||Stuart Vauvert||9||Steve arrives home one night and witnesses the unimaginable through his rear window. Unable to come to terms with what he has seen, Steve discovers the full effect this secret has on his psyche.|
|Lypi||Jim Stamatakos||4||Lypi is the second in the TELOS trilogy. Lypi, the Greek word for ‘sorrow’ or ‘missing’, is about stumbling, being broken, feeling stolen and trying to move on.|
|Layover||Ashlee Page||7||You have a date with an air hostess but your grandmother needs you. What would you do? Don’t decide before you see Layover. A moral conundrum of generational loyalty versus lusts of the flesh. Will the blood ties win? Or will blood boil? Either way things are heating up.|
|Moustache||Vicki Sugars||13||Something is missing in Betty’s married life. To kick start those passionless moments Mother Nature lends a hand. But Stan’s got other ideas when things start a-sprouting.|
|Oranges||Kristian Pithie||11||When riding home from school, a young teenage boy crashes his bike outside the home of an older fellow student. The boys don’t know each other but that doesn’t stop the older of the two boasting about his amorous adventures with the opposite sex. But is that just a front?|
|The Hundreth Room||Sarah Gibson||20||This film follows the personal journey taken by the filmmaker in the 12 months following her partner Caroline’s death. We enter a landscape of grief to discover what death says about life.|
|Transient||Craig Boreham||9||An end of love story about small moments of hope, travelling loss, capitalism and love.|