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Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024 Branding featuring lots of differently coloured speech bubbles. Text reads: Queer Screen's 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival. Presented by Optus.

In Cinema in Sydney 15-29 February 2024

On Demand Australia-wide 1-11 March 2024

In Cinema in Sydney
15-29 February 2024

On Demand Australia-wide
1-11 March 2024

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Featured Films

  • Merchant Ivory

    Late Announce Film: Merchant Ivory immerses us in the queer cinematic and personal worlds of partners Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.

  • Housekeeping For Beginners

    Australian filmmaker Goran Stolevski (Of an Age) delivers a drama that finds joy in the chaos of found family.

  • The Missing

    A mouthless man confronts his repressed memories in this profound animated sci-fi, the Filipino entry for Best International Feature Oscar.

  • Kokomo City

    This Sundance-winning doco pulsates with energy and humour as it boldly explores the lives of four Black trans sex workers.

  • The Summer With Carmen

    Two friends reflect on one of their failed relationships as they chill out on one of Athens’ cruising beaches.

  • When Night is Falling

    Get swept away by the 4K restoration one of the most erotic Sapphic romances to grace our screens.

Festival News

  • Every Tuesday, in the lead-up to MGFF24 (and during) we will drop an exclusive list of films that you can score $12 tix to....

  • Queer Screen welcomes all visitors to our screenings and events, and this is your guide to access and inclusion at the 31st Mardi Gras Film ...

  • Festival Director Lisa Rose has shared her 'hidden gem' picks of this year's Festival. Take her word for it – these are the films that you r...

  • With a program of over 161 films and events spread across 77 unique programs there's no shortage of things to do and see at this year's Mard...

  • Queer Screen is committed to removing barriers preventing people from attending the Mardi Gras Film Festival with these $10 Community Screen...

  • Whether you're flying solo or on a date, why not make a night of it and do a double feature with some of these back-to-back sessions?...

  • We’re thrilled to be joined by an array of festival guests from Australia and across the globe, participating in panels, discussions and Q&A...

  • Recipients of round 10 of the Queer Screen Completion Fund 2024 were announced at the program launch for the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival....

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