Queer stories still need to be told, now more than ever!

Every year (even during a global pandemic) since 1993, Queer Screen has brought you the Mardi Gras Film Festival. And thanks to your generous support, we can also put on events throughout the year, hold the Queer Screen Film Fest and support filmmakers with various grants and initiatives to get more queer stories, more of the time.

We want you to come see the films with us in person – and now, even watch from the comfort of your home around Australia – but this spectacular celebration of queer stories on screen is only possible with your help. If you want to help us at Queer Screen keep doing what we’re doing consider making a donation.

Queer Screen pours its heart and soul into queer filmmaking

We are here for LGBTIQ+ filmmakers. We take very seriously our commitment to bringing queer stories to the screen, and to backing LGBTIQ+ talent.

Because of this, we have a Completion Fund, through which we contribute funds to help queer film projects get finished. We host a short film competition, My Queer Career, with prizes and awards to help elevate emerging filmmakers all over the country. And we hold the Queer Screen Pitch Off, offering the chance for queer filmmakers to pitch a short film and receive funding to get it off the ground.

Queer Screen strive to be there at conception, development and birth of the queer film projects you love to watch.

It’s time to get on board with queer excellence and queer joy

Queer Screen is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation that will have been championing the LGBTIQ+ community for 30 years in 2023(!) through our festivals, events and initiatives.

And your donations enable us to continue doing what we’re doing.

Believing in, uplifting and broadcasting queer storytelling on the most influential media platform in the world, the silver screen.

If you love seeing yourself represented on screen, or better yet seeing other marginalised people in the LGBTIQ+ community being celebrated in the same way, donate to Queer Screen and help us continue our work.

Double your Donation

Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organisations, with some donating to places where you volunteer. So if you donate $50 or volunteer for eight hours, your workplace matches the value—doubling your gift! Check with HR or Finance to see whether your employer has a similar program, and help us to do more for the community.

View a partial list of employers with programs.

Plus, donate as a Top 100 ($100+) or True Love ($500+) contributor* and you can be being recognised on our website, on the Mardi Gras Film Festival printed program, across cinema screens, and on our social media (subject to timing).

*Due to our DGR status, only individuals or persons are eligible for acknowledgement this way.

Uplift, cherish and rejoice in queer storytelling on screen

And what could we do without our volunteers? We have volunteers in all facets of the organisation, from pre-screening films for selection in our Festivals, to content and marketing and more. And we of course can’t forget our integral Board Members, all of whom do this for the love and passion of queer representation on film.

Queer Screen would be nothing however, without an audience. From people who dip a toe in one screening at Mardi Gras Film Festival, to those who come to every screening, in all our initiatives, in our programming and planning, our primary goal is to provide entertaining queer stories to move you, make you laugh, cry and rage against the machine, but most importantly, to celebrate our community, and to strive above all, to spread queer joy.

Donate to Queer Screen and help make our shared queer joy a reality.

Queer Screen is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status. Every donation to Queer Screen Ltd from $2 is tax-deductible, and you’re helping keep our screens queer. You can also call the Queer Screen office on 02 9280 1533 to donate over the phone, or via