Browse Sessions


Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership
12:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
This documentary delves into the moving story of Australian Tony Sullivan and his husband, Filipino-American Richard Adams, and their ground-breaking fight to be together. Tony's application for a green card, based on the couple's marriage, is denied... MORE >
IDENTITIES
IDENTITIES
12:00 PM at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
We hope you enjoy this package of stories about queer lives from across the globe. MORE >
OZ DOCS
OZ DOCS
2:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
This year's Oz Docs showcases our talented local documentary makers.Presented by MORE >
Out in the Night
Out in the Night
2:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
One evening in a gay-friendly suburb of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man in the street. As the women defend themselves, the situation escalates into a fight. Police sweep in and arrest... MORE >
PERSONAL STORIES
PERSONAL STORIES
2:00 PM at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
We hope you enjoy this package of stories about queer lives from across the globe. MORE >
Queer, Camera, Action! Film Industry Panel
All About E is a new Australian feature film. It is a road movie, a comedy, and a love story about a woman who needs to find herself. A beautiful sexy DJ is forced to run when she stumbles on a stash of cash. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons... MORE >
TRANSFORMATIONS
TRANSFORMATIONS
4:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
This great selection of short docos highlights the ever-changing nature of self. MORE >
BOOBTUBE
BOOBTUBE
4:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
Fabulous lesbian short films from around the world.Presented by MORE >
QUEERIES 3
QUEERIES 3
4:00 PM at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
These entertaining collections of international shorts explores gender and sexuality issues relevant to younger audiences. MORE >
OZ SHORTS
OZ SHORTS
6:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
In partnership with the City of Melbourne, the MQFF is proud to present this year's package of Australian shorts. The City of Melbourne has confirmed their long-standing support of the Festival by generously providing a $3,000 cash prize for The City... MORE >
The Foxy Merkins
The Foxy Merkins
6:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
"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 Space Alien Seeks Same (MQFF 2012), director Madeleine... MORE >
The Chambermaid Lynn
The Chambermaid Lynn
8:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
German with English subtitles
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, causing her to spend more time than necessary... MORE >
Lilting
Lilting
8:30 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
English and Mandarin with English subtitles
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 Tiger, Hidden Dragon), who was Kai's only family... MORE >
Lyle
Lyle
10:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
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 is about to give birth and June's current music... MORE >
SEX, DRIVES AND VIDEOTAPE
SEX, DRIVES AND VIDEOTAPE
10:30 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
This eclectic shorts package explores gay male sexuality in all its glory. MORE >
SHORT & GIRLY
SHORT & GIRLY
1:30 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
Coming out debacles, lesbians in therapy and an election night revelation – it's all here in this fabulous collection of lesbian short films.Please note that the screening time of this session has been moved from the originally advertised time... MORE >
Alex & Ali
Alex & Ali
2:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
Alex first met his lover Ali in 1967 while he was serving in the American Peace Corp in Iran. Keeping their relationship secret for 10 years, the men where eventually separated by the Iranian revolution. They kept their bond alive however via phone calls,... MORE >
All About E
All About E
3:30 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
E is a hot Sydney DJ who seems to be living the good life. When she and her gay BFF Matt accidentally stumble upon a bag full of cash, things quickly get out of hand and the two have to go on the run. Out of options, they head for the country and E's... MORE >
Derby Crazy Love
Derby Crazy Love
4:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
Directors Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott give us an inside look into the exciting world of women's roller derby. The players of this grass roots organized sport are competitive, aggressive and passionate. Derby, in its modern incarnation, is a serious... MORE >
QUEERIES 4
QUEERIES 4
4:00 PM at ACMI Studio 1
These entertaining collections of international shorts explores gender and sexuality issues relevant to younger audiences. MORE >
MIXTAPE
MIXTAPE
6:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this ‘best of' package of shorts from this year's Fest.Presented by MORE >
Appropriate Behavior
Appropriate Behavior
6:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
Gathering the last of her junk into a box, bisexual Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) storms out of her ex-girlfriend Maxine's apartment in Brooklyn. Attempting to get her life on track, she moves in with artists, starts a job teaching filmmaking to six-year-olds... MORE >
Closing Night Film + Party: I Feel Like Disco
Closing Night Film + Party: I Feel Like Disco
8:30 PM at ACMI Cinemas 1 & 2
German with English subtitles
Only child Florian is an awkward, pudgy teen with unkempt hair, braces, zero interest in sport, an obsession with disco music, and a decent amount of confusion about his sexuality. He's a bit of a mummy's boy who is happiest when his judgemental diving... MORE >
Girltrash: All Night Long
Girltrash: All Night Long
6:00 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
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. All she has to do is get herself and her equipment... MORE >
10 Year Plan
10 Year Plan
6:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
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 during his hook-ups means the two have shared more... MORE >
Drown
Drown
8:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 2
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. But when the younger, faster, fitter Phil arrives... MORE >
The Dream Children
The Dream Children
8:30 PM at ACMI Cinema 1
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 patient partner Alex wants to take their relationship... MORE >