On Demand FAQs – Set yourself up quickly at home

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On Demand FAQs – Set yourself up quickly at home

Queer Screen’s 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 has over 30 feature films and over 30 short films on demand and available online to stream Australia-wide.

We’ve put together this short guide to setting up On Demand for the MGFF22 to help make your experience the best it can be.

Find out how to watch films On Demand, how long you have, and more below. Plus click the ‘book now’ button to see all the films available On Demand.

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Where can you watch any of the films?

​​You can watch films on your:

  • TV using Airplay or Chromecast
  • Laptop
  • Desktop computer
  • Tablet
  • Mobile phone
  • Queer Screen app with your iPhone or iPad

Pre-test for home screenings

If you would like to test everything out before buying an official online ticket or pass, please purchase a FREE MGFF22 Festival Streaming Test. Just like a regular On Demand Ticket, this will appear in Your Account.

Simply hit PLAY and you will be given a successful playback if your system meets our requirements.

The geeky stuff: Getting everything connected.

To make sure you run your at home film festival experience smoothly check out the below option that may work for you.  


If you have AppleTV, you can stream to your television using Airplay. You will need to do this through safari on your iphone, or Mac computer. You can also stream to your TV from the Queer Screen app using your iPhone (not available on Android devices)


You can Chromecast from a Chrome web browser on PC as well as Android devices by selecting the cast button in the bottom right-hand side of the player. You will need to do this on a chrome browser.

HDMI Cable

If you do not have either Apple TV or Chromecast, you can connect your device to your TV with a HDMI connection to view the content. 

How to connect a HDMI cable: 

1) Do you have a HDMI cable that fits both your device and your TV? 

2) find the ports on your computer and TV, plug in the cable 

3) Select ‘input’ or ‘source’ on your remote and scroll through until you find a mirror image of your screen. You can then press play and watch the film.  

NB: will only work with other devices if you have the appropriate adaptors and hardware

On Demand Festival Pass

See More for less with an On Demand Festival Pass.

We have the option of 5 film or 10 film On Demand Festival Passes, but if you want to turn full Pro, why not grab our All On Demand Pass (online).

Access all your queer film binging desires you need!

You can also become a Deluxe Queer Screen Member for $375 and get a ticket to EVERY film, in cinema and On Demand, access to parties, the Deluxe Waiting Area and so much more.

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Add it to your calendar

Be a pro and plan ahead!

Because our On Demand films are available to watch anytime you like during the whole festival period, you don’t want to bank up too many films and realise in the last days you don’t have time to watch them all!

With so many options to choose from, scheduling your time is so important to make sure that you make the most of our online offering.

Write it down, flag it in your online calendar, write it in your sexy firefighters of 2022 calendar, whatever it is, we’ve found this helps a lot for those planning on making the most of all the festival.

Do you need more help?
Our Technical FAQ has all the information you need about streaming films On Demand.

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Enjoy yourself!

We can’t wait to see how you all set up a beautiful at-home movie theatre! Want to share it with us? Take a photo and tag us on social media, @queerscreen on Facebook and Instagram and @Qscreen on Twitter.

Time to test your home theatre, call your friends, bring the ottoman to the centre of the room and start dimming those theatre lights! Don’t forget to bring that theatrical energy; microwave some popcorn, home-make a choc top and roll some Jaffas down the hallway!

Our films are offered under limited stream agent conditions so online ticket availability is limited –  jump in quick. On Demand films can also sell out.  Enjoy this festival On Demand.