Queer films showing from Charles Sturt University

Queer films showing from Charles Sturt University

Queer Screen is proud to have Charles Sturt University as a regional partner of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

The University is partnering with us to present a number of films during the festival from 17 Feb – 3 Mar, as well as a screening of the Best of MGFF22 Shorts later in Wagga Wagga on Thur 10 Mar. The Wagga Wagga screening will be priced at $12 per ticket, with each ticket bringing a $10 donation to the Charles Sturt Ally Network.

Charles Sturt Director of Safety, Security and Wellbeing Mr Gareth Hughes said the University was proud to engage in partnerships, such as ones with the Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras and MGFF, that reinforced the University’s inclusive ethos.

The University sponsored Queer Screen Film Fest virtual film festival in 2021 and was the inaugural sponsor of the Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras in 2019.

Mr Hughes said Charles Sturt’s regional partnership with the MGFF means the University can bring stories and discussions generated by the content from Sydney to its regional areas to support its LGBTIQA+ communities.

“At Charles Sturt University, our goal is to engage in ideas and stories to create a diverse and inclusive community,” he said.

“Through our partnerships and ongoing research, the University can better understand the needs of the LGBTIQA+ community and, therefore, how we can provide a supportive environment and experiences for that community.”

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Charles Sturt University will also be doing screenings at Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Orange and Dubbo throughout 2022.

Queer Screen Co-Chair Ms Cheryl Kavanagh said the company was excited to partner with Charles Sturt to bring a diverse range of voices and stories into regional areas.

“Charles Sturt University is putting its ethos – to develop and spread wisdom, to create a world worth living in – into action at the upcoming Mardi Gras Film Festival,” she said.

“The University’s decision to present our Asia Pacific Shorts and Queer Doc Shorts programs, as well as a documentary about trailblazing artist Keith Haring, is particularly pertinent.”

Asia Pacific Shorts – From fragile romances, finding yourself in a traditional artform and revisiting the past, don’t miss this diverse collection of short films from the Asia Pacific that span sexuality and gender identity, as well as genres and borders.

Asia Pacific Shorts MGFF22

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy – This fascinating portrait of the artist Keith Haring has never-before-seen interviews, as well as a definitive biography of his success in the art world of New York in the 80s.

Keith Haring

QueerDoc Shorts – Young Tanzanians discussing discrimination and hope, queer elders reminiscing at a senior prom, trans street art activism and the struggles of an intersex Jewish Rabbi in this year’s QueerDoc Shorts.

Queer Doc Shorts