Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019
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Embrace Your Story

Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival returns from the 13-28 February with an exciting array of diverse films that showcase the LGBTIQ experience.

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Scroll down to watch the trailer and see some festival highlights.

Embrace Your Story

Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival returns from the 13-28 February with an exciting array of diverse films that showcase the LGBTIQ experience.

Browse All 120 Films

Scroll down to watch the trailer and see some festival highlights.

Giant Little Ones: Encore Screening

A film all about choosing (or rejecting) labels. Franky is dealing with the fact that his father is gay, and then finds himself confronted by an incident which brings his own sexuality into question. How can ‘you do you’ if you’re not sure who you are? An encore screening of our hugely popular Opening Night film.

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MGFF19 Giant Little Ones
MGFF19: Anchor and Hope

Anchor & Hope

The bohemian and carefree lifestyle young couple Kat and Eva share is tested when Eva reveals she longs for a baby. This unique depiction of loyalty and sacrifice is rooted in the realities of modern love.

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MGFF19: Anchor and Hope
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Consequences

A hard-hitting emotional portrayal of teenage angst and toxic masculinity takes an unflinching look at the raw impulses of adolescence and the insecurity that lies beneath.

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MGFF19: Consequences
MGFF19 - Can You Ever Forgive Me

Can You Ever Forgive Me

A rare cinematic portrait of friendship between a lesbian and a gay man, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is hilarious and moving as the unlikely pair drunkenly spar and commiserate in equal measure as they partner up on a devilish plan.

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MGFF19 - Can You Ever Forgive Me

The Favourite

A queer historical biopic like no other sees two women (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) compete to romance Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Yorgos Lanthimos’s film is funny, shocking and totally unique.

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MGFF19 - The Favourite
MGFF19 - Looking For?

Looking For?

This acclaimed documentary sees Taiwanese filmmaker Chou Tung-Yen explore the dramatic impact dating apps have had on the way gay men connect for long term relationships and more casual encounters.

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MGFF19 - Looking For?

José

Winner of the Queer Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, José is a quiet and beautifully told story of first love unfolding against the harsh reality of life in contemporary Guatemala. This sensitive and engrossing film centres on José, a young man who is pushed into painful self-reflection as he struggles with first love and his relationship with his religious mother.

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MGFF19 - Jose
MGFF19 - Feminist Shorts - Juck

Feminist Shorts

Embrace the queer sisterhood with our first ever collection of Feminist Shorts. From a utopian community of women growing old in the mountains of California to activists in Sweden expanding perspectives on femininity and gender through public demonstrations, these six shorts celebrate women taking charge!

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MGFF19 - Feminist Shorts - Juck

Gay Shorts

Gay Shorts takes us on a journey through love in all its forms. Love is about taking risks, putting yourself out there despite the consequences, it is being vulnerable and open to new people and experiences.

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MGFF19 - Gay Shorts - Dare
MGFF19 - Ponyboi

Ponyboi + Q&A

On Valentine’s Day, Ponyboi, an Intersex sex worker, looks for love and a way out of his seedy life in New Jersey. Through a magical encounter with the man of his dreams, Ponyboi discovers his worth. Join us for this free session at the Festival Bar with director, writer and star River Gallo in attendance.

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MGFF19 - Ponyboi
The above is just a selection of the feature films, shorts, and documentaries that will be on the big screen this year.
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