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Thursday 19 March 2015
Opening Night Film + Party: The Way He LooksSELLING FAST
7:30 PM
The Way He Looks has been a standout on the queer film festival circuit, winning numerous audience awards across the globe. This charming film is Daniel Ribeiro's first feature length work and is based...
Friday 20 March 2015
The Dune
6:00 PM
A man is found unconscious on a French beach with no identity documents and no family searching for him. He will not speak a word to anyone. On the eve of his retirement, Missing Persons detective Reuven...
Anatomy of a Love Seen
6:15 PM
Actresses Zoe and Mal fell in love while filming a love scene together. Months later their relationship is over and they aren't on speaking terms. But they're thrown together once again at the request...
In Hiding
8:15 PM
This Hitchcockian style, psychosexual thriller takes place in 1944 Nazi-occupied Poland at the end of WWII. Janka is a young cellist living with her widowed photographer father. She returns from an out-of-town...
The 10 Year Plan
8:15 PM
Ten years. That's how long best friends Brody and Myles have before they throw in the towel and settle down together. And while they've never even reached first base, Brody's habit of skyping Miles in...
Boys
10:15 PM
Quiet and sporty 15-year-old Seiger is training for the national relay championships where he meets fellow team member, the unpredictable and outgoing Marc. Their friendship quickly develops into something...
Lilting
10:30 PM
The sudden death of a young Londoner named Kai leaves his longtime boyfriend Richard grief stricken. Feeling a strong sense of responsibility to Kai's mother Junn (legendary actress Pei-Pei Cheng Crouching...
Saturday 21 March 2015
From Script to Screen: VCA Film WorkshopSTANDBY
10:00 AM
Want to learn how a film set operates? This one-day workshop will cover the practical side of filmmaking from preparing to shoot your film to running a film set. Participants will gain hands-on experience...
Happy End?!
11:00 AM
When straight-laced student Lucca is sentenced to community service at the local hospice, she meets musician Val and her small world is turned upside-down. Val's elderly friend dies at the hospice, and...
QUEERIES 1
11:00 AM
These entertaining collections of international shorts explores gender and sexuality issues relevant to younger audiences.
FEMME FATALITIES
1:00 PM
This collection of quirky lesbian shorts is sure to please.
Gaming in Color
1:00 PM
Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full-length documentary about the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTIQ themes in video games.The screening...
Night Out
2:00 PM
Night Out is a searing and dramatic exploration of two men, a gay marriage and a violent action that changes their lives forever. Night Out was Writer/Director Lawrence Johnston's impressive debut short...
Drown
3:00 PM
Based on the acclaimed play, Drown is a hard-hitting drama set against the iconic backdrop of Sydney's Beaches. Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father...
Love in Full ColourSELLING FAST
3:30 PM
For the many LGBTIQ teens who experience bullying and isolation at high school, attending the world's first ever Same Sex Formal in Melbourne proves to be an extraordinary game changer. A moving, timely...
Born To Fly
4:00 PM
Famed lesbian performer and choreographer Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a super troupe of flyers, acrobats and crashers. Propelled by Streb's ethos that "anything too safe...
The Foxy Merkins
6:00 PM
"Are you homeless? Are you a women's studies major?" Jo (Jackie Monahan) asks Margaret (Lisa Haas) when they first meet in this delightfully odd comedy. Following on from the popular Codependent Lesbian...
Helicopter Mom
6:15 PM
Helicopter Mom (noun): A mother who takes an overprotective or unwarranted interest in the life of their child. Lloyd (Jason Dolley) is a sensitive, poetry-loving, young man who is yet to have a relationship...
Girltrash: All Night Long
8:00 PM
Daisy is an aspiring rocker, who hasn't landed a gig since her girlfriend Xan unceremoniously dumped her. But tonight, she's got a shot at Band Slam – a high profile showcase for local L.A bands...
Jamie Marks Is Dead
8:15 PM
In a wintry upstate New York town, Gracie finds the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks by a river. Adam (Cameron Monaghan from the US series Shameless), the school's track and field star, becomes engrossed...
BFFs
10:15 PM
Kat and Sam have been besties forever. So when Kat's mother gifts her a holiday retreat package for her birthday, Sam convinces Kat to let her tag along. The problem? It's a healing retreat for couples...
COCKTALES
10:30 PM
We hope you love our short gay shorts.
Sunday 22 March 2015
Frangipani
1:30 PM
Sarasi does not want Chamath to be the only boy in her bridal dressing class but she couldnt help wrapping the beautiful wedding saris that Chamath embroiders. Sarasi wants Chamath to rescue her from...
States of Grace
2:00 PM
Dr. Grace Dammann, whose heroic service to others was once honored by the Dalai Lama, co-founded the first HIV/AIDS clinic for people in need in San Francisco and signed over 1,000 death certificates...
Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals: Does Dracula Have AIDS?STANDBY
4:00 PM
This screening of Robertson's popular ABC topical series takes in the ethical and social dilemmas created by what was, at the time, the most publicised and least understood disease in Australia, are discussed...
Skin Deep
4:00 PM
Leah and Caitlin are the quintessential odd couple. Leah is uptight, conservative, and sheltered. Caitlin is a complicated soul who loves music, books, poetry and booze. After meeting by chance on the...
QUEERIES 2
4:00 PM
These entertaining collections of international shorts explores gender and sexuality issues relevant to younger audiences.
The Chambermaid Lynn
6:00 PM
Lynn, 30, is a timid chambermaid who feels safe if she adheres to familiar routines, places and objects. Her dull life means she finds the lives of the guests in the hotel in which she works fascinating,...
Stand
6:30 PM
Whilst driving home one night, a young Russian gay couple, Anton and Vlad, witness what they suspect is a gay hate crime; Anton wishes to intervene but when the suspects attack their car, they drive off...
I Am Happiness on Earth
8:30 PM
As a vanguard of gay arthouse cinema, the films of Julián Hernández, which includes Broken Sky (MQFF 2007) and A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky, are characterised by young, handsome...
Violette
8:30 PM
Born in 1907 French writer Violette Leduc is best known for her lesbian classic Therese and Isabelle, but possibly just as well known for her long and complicated friendship with her famous writing mentor,...
Monday 23 March 2015
An Honest Liar
6:00 PM
Many Australians would remember James Randi as the magician and paranormal skeptic who Don Lane infamously told to ‘piss-off' live on air on Australian television in the 1980s. What we don't know...
Nordland
6:00 PM
Eleni's girlfriend is gone. The shock of her sudden disappearance, in the midst of their whirlwind romance, is too confusing to Eleni to mean that they could have broken up. Why has she been abandoned...
Speed Dating - Lesbian
6:30 PM
After a sell-out season in 2014, MQFF speed dating returns to help introduce you to Mr or Ms Right (or at least Right-Now). Dust off your Monday best, get your small talk on and be ready to date."A success...
Sand Dollars
8:00 PM
Struggling to make ends meet, Noeli seduces tourists on her local Dominican beaches in exchange for money and gifts. One of her conquests is Anne (a beautifully nuanced performance from Geraldine Chaplin),...
Four Moons
8:30 PM
Four Moons is an award-winning film revealing stories of Mexican males as they grapple with their sexualities: two former childhood friends reunite and begin an affair that threatens to be torn apart...
Speed Dating - Gay
8:30 PM
After a sell-out season in 2014, MQFF speed dating returns to help introduce you to Mr or Ms Right (or at least Right-Now). Dust off your Monday best, get your small talk on and be ready to date."A success...
Tuesday 24 March 2015
The Dog
6:00 PM
John Wojtowicz took great pride in being a pervert. His excessive libido saw him take on multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. For the 1960s his behavior challenged even the most liberal-minded...
The Dream Children
6:00 PM
Steven Evans is a troubled television personality who cares way too much about what people think of him. He treats his insecurities with shallow sex, parties and material possessions. His easy-going and...
In Hiding
6:00 PM
This Hitchcockian style, psychosexual thriller takes place in 1944 Nazi-occupied Poland at the end of WWII. Janka is a young cellist living with her widowed photographer father. She returns from an out-of-town...
Blessed Love
8:30 PM
A seven-year itch leads to unexpected places in this darkly comic look at modern love in Argentina. When Ofelia asks her girlfriend of seven years, Mecha, to tell her if she ever cheats on her, she doesn't...
Holiday (Feriado)
8:30 PM
Young sensitive Juampi feels his world turn upside down when he meets biker Juano, an indigenous Quechua, during a visit to the holiday home of Juampi's wealthy Uncle. Caught stealing hubcaps at a Carnival...
Xenia
9:00 PM
Following the death of their mother, two brothers undertake a journey from Athens to Thessaloniki in search of the father they have never met, in the hope that he will officially recognise them in this...
Wednesday 25 March 2015
Anita's Last Cha-Cha
6:00 PM
Anita's Last Cha-Cha is Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's feature-length directorial debut. Set in a small town in Bulacan, the Philippines, Anita rebels against her mother's wishes by sporting short hair, wearing...
Lyle
6:00 PM
When Leah (Gaby Hoffmann, Girls, Transparent) and music agent June (Ingrid Jungermann, The Slope) move into a spacious apartment with their infant daughter, Lyle, they have a seemingly perfect life; Leah...
Anger Rising
7:00 PM
This year MQFF is partnering with the Melbourne Cinémathèque to bring you two sessions of queer classics from days gone by. A selection of essential films from the "Magick Lantern Cycle"...
CELLULOID CASSEROLE
7:30 PM
MQFF, LOOP and Shaun Miller Lawyers present a tasty menu of new Australian shorts. For just a gold coin donation you have the chance to see our talented emerging filmmakers in action. Includes the presentation...
Drunktown's Finest
8:30 PM
The stories of three young people intersect in this powerfully honest exploration of contemporary life on Native American land. Felixia (transgendered actress Carmen Moore) works as a prostitute but aspires...
You & I
8:30 PM
Hit the road with three young good-looking guys, add in beautiful scenery, plenty of alcohol and watch the sex and jealousy flow like wine. It's summer in Germany, and Jonas has invited his former roommate,...
Poison
8:40 PM
This year MQFF is partnering with the Melbourne Cinémathèque to bring you two sessions of queer classics from days gone by. One of the most powerful American debut features of the 1990s,...