My Queer Career 2017

My Queer Career 2017


My Queer 2017 Judges
Courtney Gibson, Former CEO of Screen NSW
Jules Herrmann, German director of feature film Liebmann
Jay Lin, Founder and Director of Taiwan International Queer Film Festival


Sydney Film School Emerging Filmmaker Award
Directed by Jamieson Pearce
Produced by Liam Heyen and Cyna Strachan
Screenwriting Award
You Deserve Everything 
Directed by Goran Stolevski
Produced by Goran Stolevski

My Queer Career Winner for Best Film
Directed by Brendon McDonall
Produced by Grant Vidgen

Spectrum Films Audience Award
Directed by Brendon McDonall
Produced by Grant Vidgen


 Title  Director  Runtime  Synopsis
Adult Jamieson Pearce 12 Having enabled a loss that now torments her, an old woman enters an adult store in search of redemption. Adapted from a short story by Christos Tsiolkas.
Coming Home Summer DeRoche 5 Zoe and Ellie were inseparable as children, but followed different paths after high school. Ellie, now 19 years old, returns home from a year abroad having transitioned to Sam, a man. Nervous of how this will change their childhood bond, Zoe avoids her old boon companion, but soon the barriers dissolve and their old friendship prevails.
The Dam Brendon McDonall 16 A lifelong friendship is under siege when two mature men visit the monolithic dam that defined their young lives. They are confronted by feelings that were impounded long ago, and can’t stay contained.
Dance Card Renée Crea 7 When Cara has a truth bomb to drop on Gramps, she doesn’t expect him to return fire. But hey, come on, Gramps lived through the war and … you’ll see. Cara and her Gramps fall down the generation gap in this sweet and salty comedy.
Fight For Rainbow Tanuj J. Narula 20 The captivating story of Alan, a 56-year old who grew up in India when the socio-political climate was unstable. Despite the family and cultural pressures he faced, he came out, met his partner and chaired the Metropolitan Community Church, Sydney.
Happy Laura Dudgeon 13 It’s her birthday. She’s sexually inexperienced, lonely, in her late twenties, and her name is Happy. Determined to be proactive on this dreaded day, Happy downloads a dating app and seeks out a casual encounter with another woman. Being this vulnerable with a stranger is more confronting and liberating than Happy expects.
Prasizzler Queen of the Dessert Coco Wertheim, Maximilian Mein, Robert Ten Eyck, and Emmett Aldred 16 Drag queens Bae Marie and Lazy Susan plan to escape small town life for the wonderland that is Melbourne. They just have a few things to do first: pack the van, win the local talent show and hide the body.
Spoilers Brendon McDonall 22 Leon and Felix are strangers on a plane who find they have an uncommon connection. But seizing the moment requires they first have to resist playing out their entire future in their heads in this delightful Iris Prize produced film.
St Elmo Emily Dynes 18 In a small mountainside town, a father and son attempt to navigate their loss following a devastating bushfire. Isolated and unable to comprehend the scope of the natural disaster, the two men find themselves pushed to their breaking point.
You Deserve Everything Goran Stolevski 19 A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems. A drama about two people, the things they want, the things they need and the things they can’t escape from.


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