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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 2023 are currently closed.

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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/March, MGFF is one of the world’s leading LGBTIQ+ film festivals.

The 2023 festival will coincide with Sydney World Pride.

Queer Screen Film Fest

Since 2013, Queer Screen Film Fest has been held each September but is on hiatus for 2022.


Submissions for Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023 are currently closed.

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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 September.


Submissions for Pitch Off will open in July 2023.

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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 submissions are open until November 27th, 2022. Queer Screen Members get an extended deadline.

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.