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Geelong Pride Film Festival 14 April – 16 May 2021
Geelong Pride Film Festival
Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - Sunday, 16 May, 2021
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The Pivotonian Cinema
Moorabool St & Verner St, South Geelong, VIC
GEELONG PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH ITS BIGGEST PROGRAM YET
After a successful online event in 2020, Geelong Pride Film Festival is returning to cinemas to showcase its
largest program of LGBTIQA+ programming to date. https://gpff.ferve.tickets/
From April 14 to May 16, the festival will present a series of cinema screenings, as well as online streaming
options. The expansive program boasts over 50 short films and 9 feature films from around the globe,
including a number of Australian premiere screenings.
After the challenges of 2020, we are so happy to be back in cinemas and online.
With the support of community and our sponsors support, GPFF is presenting what may be one of the biggest festivals of LGBTIQ+ films ever staged outside of a capital city in Australia.
With support from the Victorian Government’s Pride Festivals and Events Fund and Access Media every film presented online will have optional captions for greater accessibility.
The program is jam-packed and presents a diverse range of stories, genres and LGBTIQ+ experiences.
Highlights include: the opening night film, Supernova, a moving, romantic drama starring Colin Firth and
Stanley Tucci and the passionate Georgian/Swedish coming-of-age tale And Then We Danced. Also screening is the powerful documentary Ahead of the Curve, which traces the founding of best-selling lesbian magazine,
2021 GPFF Program
The 6 carefully curated short film sessions are also sure to offer something for everyone. These include a
dedicated package for documentary lovers, as well as a Youth Shorts package, two themed packages
(“From Now On” and “Knowing Me, Knowing Her”) and feel-good crowd favourites “Happy Endings” and
The festival continues to support Australian Filmmakers by awarding prizes and commissions to standout
films. The 2021 Uplift Award winner, “The Test”, is screening as part of the “Knowing Me, Knowing Her”
shorts package. This fantastic Australian film from Jessica Smith stars Michala Banas and Christie Whelan
Other award winning shorts recognised for their quality, include: Zino Bakker’s visually stunning
“Hartenprins”; Roberto Nascimento’s commanding documentary “Leeway”; and promising student
filmmaker Tayla Burton’s “Nikau”.
About Geelong Pride film Festival
Organised by volunteers, the Geelong Pride Film Festival aims to contribute to the development of a
thriving and vibrant community in Geelong for those who identify as LGBTQIA+. The event is made possible
by a number of generous sponsors and supporters, including: the Victorian Government, Deakin University,
City of Greater Geelong, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Pivotonian Cinema, Provincial Media, Thorne
Harbour Health and Piano Bar Geelong.
The online festival will run from 14 – 28 April. Cinema screenings will be held from 22 April – 16 May at the
Pivotonian Cinema and Village Geelong.
For more details, visit https://gpff.ferve.tickets/
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