Queer Screen has been supporting filmmakers since 1993 and is highly committed to championing LGBTIQ+ filmmakers and screen content with multiple industry initiatives.
One of the most prestigious awards for Australian LGBTIQ+ films, 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 closed and will reopen in April.
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.
The 33rd edition of Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival will be held in February 2025 in Sydney.
The 11th edition of Queer Screen Film Fest will be held in August 2024 in Sydney.
Submissions for the Festival are closed and will reopen in April.
Queer Screen is a participant in the Goes to Cannes initiative at the Marché du Film, which runs in conjunction with the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Each year the Marché du Film offers five renowned festivals the chance to showcase their selection of original work-in-progress titles looking for sales agents, distributors or festival selection.
In 2023 Queer Screen was the first ever LGBTQIA+ and Australian film festival to be involved in the program, and we are now seeking projects to participate in 2024.
Submissions for Queer Screen Goes to Cannes are open.
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.
Queer Screen’s Completion Fund may be the ticket.
Submissions for Round 11 of the Queer Screen Completion Fund will open in late 2024.