My Queer Career 2016

My Queer Career 2016


My Queer 2016 Judges
Marco Kreuzpaintner, German director of Summer Storm and Coming In
Poppy Stockell, Australian director of documentary Scrum
Sophia Zachariou, Head of Development and Production, Screen NSW


Sydney Film School Emerging Filmmaker Award
Directed by Joshua Longhurst
Produced by Annmaree J Bell and Craig Boreham
Event Cinemas Best Original Screenplay
Directed by Tim Marshall
Produced by Christina Radburn

My Queer Career Winner for Best Film
The Summer of ABC Burns
Directed by Dannika Horvat
Produced by Stephanie Westwood

Spectrum Films Audience Award
Little Boy Blue
Directed by Nathan Keene
Produced by Will Faulkner and Joy Baines


 Title  Director  Runtime  Synopsis
A Private Matter Kate Halpin 20 A reserved, young woman burdened with a weighty secret returns to her rural hometown. Accompanied by her outgoing girl friend, they attempt to spend the weekend with her conservative family but their visit has disastrous consequences.
Marrow Stevie Cruz-Martin 3 Marrow is a daring, exciting and poignant film about desire and sexuality. Daniel Monks strips for the camera.
Don’t Cry Those Tears Brian Fairbairn 4 A music video of the song ‘Don’t Cry Those Tears’ by Jack Colwell. Surrounded by sculpted men stripped for the sauna, Colwell goes through a series of emotional spasms in a performance worthy of his hero Kate Bush.
Oasis Joshua Longhurst 8 It’s the summer of ’93 and awkward teenager Dale has been dragged along by his parents to a caravan park. One night as he finishes up in the shower block, Dale’s secret crush arrives and strips off.
Followers Tim Marshall 12 When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.
On Stage Ben Southwell 10 Dee (Warren Clements) is a popular, cross-dressing performer who just wants love and acceptance from her parents. On the night of her last performance, Dee receives some unexpected news.
Little Boy Blue Nathan Keene 29 Living on a farm in an isolated community, a lonely girl discovers a little boy held captive and tortured in a neighbouring barn. She forms a friendship with him and plots to free the boy, but first she must face the twisted and bloodthirsty Mr Welch.
The Summer of ABC Burns Dannika Horvat 13 Drew is always kindest to Gem when no one else is around. But when the torturous game of ABC burns sweeps their school, Geo starts to realise there is more to Drew than meets the eye.


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