The Queer Screen team at MGFF20

At Queer Screen we believe in the power of queer storytelling, and for 27 years have been serving the LGBTIQ+ community through our festivals and initiatives.

We are in unprecedented times – and that’s had a huge impact on the arts industry. Like many others, we’re searching out new and innovative ways to tell stories. Your contribution will help us continue what we do – present amazing films from around the world that can, and do, change everything.

Reasons to believe

We’re transforming and innovating what we do

We’re excited about the challenge that’s in front of us – the things we’re exploring about taking our festivals online will ultimately help us introduce wider audiences to LGBTIQ+ films even when this period ends.

We’re supporting LGBTIQ+ filmmakers

We’re here for LGBTIQ+ filmmakers. We take very seriously our commitment to bringing queer stories to the screen, and to back LGBTIQ+ talent. Our initiatives currently include our Completion Fund through which we have contributed over $80,000 to 53 different Australian film projects; our short film competition My Queer Career; and our latest initiative, the Queer Screen Pitch Off.

No-one ever said no to more!

Double your Donation

Did you know many companies match employee contributions to charitable organisations and some even provide donations to organisations you volunteer at? Meaning, if you donate $50 or if you volunteer for 8 hours – your workplace matches the value.

Put simply, your gift doubles and gives Queer Screen even more opportunity to do more for the community! Please check with your human resources or finance department to confirm whether your employer has a matching gift or volunteer grants program.

View a partial list of employers with programs.

TOP 100 ($100+) and TRUE LOVE ($500+)

You have have the option of being acknowledged on our website, the Mardi Gras Film Festival printed program guide, cinema screens and social media subject to timing. Due to our DGR status, only individuals or persons are eligible to be acknowledged this way.

Queer Screen is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status. Every donation to Queer Screen Ltd from $2 is tax-deductible, and you’re helping keep our screens queer. You can also call the Queer Screen office on 02 9280 1533 to donate over the phone, or via