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My Queer Career

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My Queer Career is Australia’s richest LGBTIQ+ short film prize, with over $16,000 worth of cash and support to be won.

The shorts in the running include Cold Water, starring Deborah Kennedy and Bruce Spence. Cusp depicts two queer friends grappling with one’s looming departure. In Cut, a teenage boy is pulled in different directions, while Remy confronts the realities of post-lockdown life in Hyperconnect. Good Times and That’s Okay follows a 70-year-old closeted woman as she confronts her faith. The Pansy of Pickadee is an animated celebration of a brave queer Australian hero, and Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) chronicles Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch’s road trip back to Country for spiritual healing.

Content warning: contains depictions of suicide, homophobic violence, homophobia, antisemitism and discussions of transphobia.

2024 My Queer Career Prizes

BEST FILM
$3000 cash from The Stephen Cummins Film Trust
$2000 worth of legal advice from JP Media Law
Automatic Entry in the Iris Prize, the world richest prize for LGBTIQ+ short film

BEST SCREENPLAY
$750 cash from Event Cinemas George Street

AUDIENCE AWARD
$5,000 worth of Post Production support from Spectrum Films

EMERGING FILMMAKER
Panavision camera hire, valued at $5000

EMERGING PERFORMER
NIDA Open courses to the value of $500

Award Ceremony held in cinema after the February 26 screening.

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