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Queer Screen has been supporting filmmakers for over 28 years 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 2022 are now open and close November 14, 2021.

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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

Every September Queer Screen Film Fest hosts a season of diverse LGBTIQ+ stories, screening international and local narrative features, documentaries and shorts.

Submissions for Mardi Gras Film Festival (Feb) are now open and close November 14, 2021.

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Queer Screen Pitch Off

Queer Screen have $10,000 to award to Australian filmmakers to produce a short film through a Pitch Competition to be held at Queer Screen Film Fest.

Submissions for Queer Screen Pitch Off are now open.

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Need help getting your big idea to the big screen?

Queer Screen’s Completion Fund may be the ticket.

Round 7 recipients were announced in July, stay tuned for Round 8 submissions.

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