Melbourne Queer Film Festival is the oldest queer film festival in Australia, and one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world. It is the largest queer film festival in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as being the second largest film festival in Victoria.
Originally called the Melbourne International Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, we became the Melbourne Queer Film & Video Festival in 1993, and settled on Melbourne Queer Film Festival in 2003.
Since 1992 the Festival has screened within the boundaries of the City of Melbourne, originally at the State Film Theatre at Treasury Place and also the Capitol Theatre in Swanston Street. For the past seven years, MQFF has screened in the heart of Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square, the first film festival to use the screening facility. In 2012 we moved our Opening Night film and party from St Kilda’s Astor Theatre to ACMI Cinemas in the City of Melbourne, and will continue to hold this event there.
News & Articles:
04.12.2016 – Winners of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2016