Festival Special Guests at Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022

Festival Special Guests at Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022

Queer Screen is thrilled to be able to welcome local filmmakers and international special guests to Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022.

In addition to the below, a number of Australian shorts filmmakers will be at their screenings to introduce their films and there will be a series of Q&A sessions with international filmmakers hosted on our social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

And the filmmakers will be present for the awards ceremony for My Queer Career, Australia’s richest queer short film prize with over $16,000 worth of cash and support to be won.

Keep updated on who’s coming and which films to see right here.

Welcome one of the stars of B-Boy Blues to MGFF22!

We are incredibly excited to announce that one of the stars of B-Boy Blues, Thomas Mackie, will join us for our Closing Night Gala on Thu 3 Mar at 7:00pm.

Thomas Mackie shines in his first leading role as Raheim in B-Boy Blues. Mackie’s ability to convey the depth and emotional vulnerability of a hood New York B Boy with a heart stands out and has already won the applause and praise of many with the film having been recognised as the 2021 ABFF Fan Favourite Narrative Feature Award.

Stick around after the film for a Q&A with Thomas and a chance to ask him your own questions about the film!

Thomas Mackie

Welcome one of the stars of Wildhood to MGFF22!

Phillip Forest Lewitski is an actor to watch, most notably known for his Series Lead role in the Hulu original series Utopia Falls, his Guest Star role in CW’s Supernatural and his Recurring Guest Star role in the series finale of History Channel’s Vikings where you meet his character ‘Wejitu.

We are very proud and pleased to announce that thanks to the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney, Phillip will be joining us at our Opening Night screening of Wildhood on 17 Feb. Sure to be a fantastic night and an incredible way to kick off the Festival.

Born in Canada, Phillip comes from a French, Ukrainian, and Mohawk ancestry. His heritage is a strong part of his identity and he strives to learn and explore his cultural roots.


Australian Q&As

Director/producer Christopher Amos will stop by for a Q&A after his film, Hating Peter Tatchell.

Find out why Peter Tatchell is known for his ability to performatively demonstrate for gay rights in a way that grabs the attention of the media and the world.

Hating Peter Tatchell - MGFF22

The cast and crew of ROMP will be in attendance for a Q&A after the world premiere screening.

This is a homegrown Aussie queer episodic absolutely brimming with heart following three queer housemates searching for love in Sydney.


Following the screening of Manscaping, there will be a Q&A.

Following a Black American visual artist, a trans barber and a Sydney-based Naked Barber, this doco explores what barbershops could be when created by queer folks.


Oz Doc Shorts features a range of Australian talent, and some of the filmmakers will be in attendance at a Q&A following the screening.

This inaugural collection features compelling Australian documentary short films together for the first time.

Oz Doc Shorts