It’s not news that the arts industry was hit hard by the events of 2020.
For us, the closure of cinemas, film festivals and film production was devastating because we believe in the power of stories, in particular queer storytelling. Donations enable us to educate, promote and help many of our LGBTIQ+ community feel less alone.
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 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.
Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organisations, with some donating to places where you volunteer. So if you donate $50 or volunteer for eight hours, your workplace matches the value—doubling your gift! Check with HR or Finance to see whether your employer has a similar program, and help us to do more for the community.
Donate at one of these levels and you can be being recognised on our website, on the Mardi Gras Film Festival printed program, across cinema screens, and on our social media (subject to timing). Due to our DGR status, only individuals or persons are eligible for acknowledgement 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 firstname.lastname@example.org