Melbourne Queer Film Festival Rooftop Cinema returns to the Victorian Pride Centre in November 2024

November 10 to 19

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is set to return with a spectacular Rooftop Cinema Program hosted at the Victorian Pride Centre. This event, overlooking the picturesque St Kilda beach with breathtaking views, promises a unique and inclusive cinematic experience for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. The Rooftop Cinema will open its doors from November 10 to 19, starting with a fabulous bar from 7:00 PM for sunset, followed by screenings once the sun sets. 

Audiences can look forward to an eclectic selection of films, celebrating diversity, love, laughter, and the stories of the queer community. The program is designed to cater to all tastes  featuring a variety of films, including laugh-out-loud shorts, heartwarming dramas, and thought-provoking documentaries.

It all kicks off on our rooftop from Friday 10 November. Tickets on sale now!

Fri 10 Nov – La Cage Aux Folles (1978) – featured image
Sat 11 Nov – Laugh-Out-Proud – Shorts Package
Sun 12 Nov – The Mattachine Family (2023)
Wed 15 Nov – Isla’s Way (2023)
Thurs 16 Nov – Before I Change My Mind (2022)
Fri 17 Nov – Who’s Queen? – Shorts Package
Sat 18 Nov – Sunflower (2023)
Sun 19 Nov – Summer Qamp (2023)

Check out the full program and buy tickets on the MQFF website here.

Please note that seating at MQFF’s Rooftop Cinema at the Victorian Pride Centre is picnic-style (without chairs), so please bring a picnic rug. Limited seating is available for people that require it, and beanbags are available for hire. In case of bad weather, the screening will be shifted inside to the Pride Centre’s Theatrette.

This is a wheelchair accessible venue with all gender bathrooms. Content warnings and any age restrictions are provided on the MQFF website. 

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and creativity of the LGBTQIA+ community through this exceptional collection of films on the iconic rooftop of the Victorian Pride Centre. 


More about the films:

La Cage Aux Folles (1978)

The festival opens with the classic French camp comedy, “La Cage Aux Folles,” directed by Édouard Molinaro. This delightful classic showcases the hilarious antics of a gay couple attempting to pose as straight to impress their son’s conservative fiancée’s family. Experience the film that inspired “The Birdcage”.

Laugh-Out-Proud – Shorts Package 

If you’re in need of some laughter in your life, don’t miss the “Laugh-Out-Proud” shorts package, promising side-splitting comedy and fun for all attendees. 

The Mattachine Family (2023) 

The heartwarming “The Mattachine Family” is a film about a gay couple facing unexpected challenges in their quest to make a life together.

Isla’s Way (2023) 

“Isla’s Way” is a quirky Australian documentary celebrating the indomitable spirit of an octogenarian who refuses to slow down. 

Before I Change My Mind (2022)

“Before I Change My Mind” is a refreshing take on teen drama, breaking away from conventional norms. It follows Robin, an androgynous newcomer at school, as they navigate the complexities of personal growth, friendship, and self-discovery. A must-see for fans of thought-provoking comedy. 

Who’s Queen? – Shorts Package 

Celebrate the art of drag queens through a fabulous selection of short films that highlight their creativity and personalities.  

Sunflower (2023)

“Sunflower” is a touching coming-of-age story exploring the challenges of young love.

Summer Qamp (2023)

The festival concludes with “Summer Qamp” – a heartfelt documentary offering an authentic glimpse into the lives of young queer campers at a summer camp.