MGFF22 Audience Award Winners

MGFF22 Audience Award Winners

MGFF22 Audience Award Winners

Queer Screen’s 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival Audience Award

Thanks to Optus we have the following cash prizes for this year’s festival!

– Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – $2000
– Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – $1000
– Audience Award for Best Episodic – $500
– Audience Award for Best Short – $500

What films did our audience choose?

Best Narrative Feature

The First Girl I Loved – (Directed by Ng Wing-shan and Yeung Chiu-hoi, produced by Tong Hing Chi)

Dreamy and nostalgic, The First Girl I Loved is a romantic tale of two girls reconnecting and reflecting on their past love affair, and how it shaped who they became.

Runner Up – Finlandia

Best Documentary Feature

Hating Peter Tatchell – (Directed by Christopher Amos, produced by Christopher Amos, Veronica Fury, and Lee Matthews)

Whether you know of Peter Tatchell or not, this documentary will transfix, move and inspire you with his ongoing legacy. Find out why he is known for his ability to performatively demonstrate for gay rights in a way that grabs the attention of the media and the world.

Runner Up – Rebel Dykes

Best Episodic

Querencia – (Directed by Mary Galloway, produced by Jessie Anthony and Tanis Redcrow)

Two women confront their similar intersectional identities with vastly different approaches in Querencia. A romantic, a coming-of-age story from Canada that has rarely been seen on screen before.

Runner Up – Romp

Best Short

Dragged Up – (Directed by Laura Jayne Tunbridge, produced by Danielle Goff)

A shy teenage misfit uses drag to find the confidence she needs to show her family who she truly is.

Runner Up – Static Space