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Queer Screen has been supporting filmmakers since 1993 and is highly committed to championing LGBTIQ+ filmmakers and screen content with multiple industry initiatives.

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Where can I showcase my work?

My Queer Career

One of the most prestigious awards for Australian LGBTIQ+ filmmakers, this competition is open to Australian-produced short films only. The major prize is $3,000 and automatic entry to the international Iris Prize.  The competition is held at the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Submissions for My Queer Career are open until November 5, 2023.

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Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

Since 1993, Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival has been showcasing and celebrating world-class stories about the Queer (LGBTIQ+) community. Held in February, MGFF is one of the world’s leading LGBTIQ+ film festivals.

Queer Screen Film Fest

The 10th edition of Queer Screen Film Fest will be held in August 2023 in Sydney.

Submissions for Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest are open until November 5, 2023.

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Queer Screen Pitch Off

Queer Screen has $10,000 to award to Australian filmmakers to produce a short film through a Pitch Competition to be held each year in August.

Submissions for Pitch Off are closed.

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Need help getting your big idea to the big screen?

Queer Screen’s Completion Fund may be the ticket.

Round 9 recipients have been announced. Round 10 will open for submissions in late 2023.

We can support you to bring your story to life, offering financial assistance to help complete Australian LGBTIQ+ screen projects, including feature films, documentaries and web series.