MGFF18: That’s A Wrap!

MGFF18: That’s A Wrap!

After 88 screenings and events – which included 20 sold-out sessions, six Australian feature films, three world premieres, visits from 14 international guests and countless local filmmakers – and with an audience of 18,000, the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival came to a close last Thursday. Phew!

It was a festival which saw our most popular opening film in years (Ideal Home); a look back at some brilliant My Queer Career short films; a tribute to 78ers; a preview of this year’s landmark teen film Love, Simon; a countdown of all-time favourite LGBT films (congrats, Brokeback Mountain) and a screening of the doco Black Divaz which scored two standing ovations!

We had an amazing time showcasing the incredible LGBTIQ stories from all over the globe and celebrating and championing the diversity within our community and we hope you enjoyed the festival just as much as we did!

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Black Divaz Documentary shoot in Darwin on September 27, 2017 in Darwin, Australia.

MGFF18 Award Winners

Audience Award For Best Narrative Film

WINNER: Love, Simon

Love, Simon is a feel good discovery – a universally relatable coming of age story about falling in love for the first time and being true to yourself.
Runners Up

  1. Jade of Death
  2. Call Me By Your Name
  3. I Dream In Another Language
  4. Evening Shadows

Audience Award For Best Short Film

WINNER: Little Potato

An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.
It was our Festival Directors pick of the festival and it didn’t disappoint!

Runners Up

  1. Picture This
  2. Pool