My Queer Career
Calling all AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKERS who are queer or have made a queer film. The 2016 My Queer Career competition is open for entries! My Queer Career is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for queer short filmmakers and is only open to locally produced work. The major prize includes $3,000 cash. Other prizes include in-kind production facilities and support to the value of $10,000. The winning film gains automatic entry to the Iris Prize, the world’s largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film, held in Cardiff, Wales.
Submissions open in September 2017.
Mardi Gras Film Festival
The Mardi Gras Film Festival is the number one queer film event south of the equator, and is currently not looking for submissions. Queer themed features, shorts and docos, from anywhere in the world are encouraged to submit to the festival in September to November. The festival runs in late February, and feature films and documentaries selected for the Mardi Gras Film Festival are eligible for the Best Feature Audience Award and the Best Documentary Audience Award.
We do accept submissions throughout the year. These films will be viewed in consideration for our September festival or MGFF 2017.
As part of Queer Screen’s mission statement “Inspire and engage people by sharing queer stories”, we are happy to support LGBTIQ filmmakers projects by providing exposure on our website “Supported Projects” and social media presence. In order to maximise the impact of this initiative, Queer Screen reserves the right to evaluate each submission and to decide if including it in our “Support Projects” webpage.