MQFF moving to The Victorian Pride Centre.
Melbourne, Australia, 5th March 2020 – Australia’s oldest and largest LGBTIQ film festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) will be programming from The Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda later this year.
The Victorian Pride Centre Board Chair Jude Munro AO and acting CEO Justine Dalla Riva presented MQFF’s President Scott Herron, business manager Daniel Lancefield and CEO Maxwell Gratton with a symbolic key to the Pride Centre.
Celebrating 30 years in 2020, MQFF is Australia’s largest and longest running film festival that tells the stories of LGBTIQ+ communities through film and the moving image. With a main festival in March, MQFF eXtra in October and regional screenings covering Geelong, Bendigo, Shepparton, Ballarat and Morwell, the festival offers an array of opportunities for the community and its allies to come together and enjoy queer film.
Apart from programming from the centre, MQFF will work together with the Pride Centre to look at spaces like the Theatre and the rooftop to increase opportunities for the community to enjoy queer film – bringing arts, culture and vibrancy to the precinct.
Quotes Attributed to Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Jude Munro AO
“The Victorian Pride Centre is proud to welcome another essential LGBTIQ community organisation to the centre. For 30 years MQFF have provided our city and regions with access to paramount popular LGBTIQ culture through film messaging and story sharing.”
Quotes Attributed to MQFF Board President – Molly Whelan
“We’re so excited to be moving to this new dedicated space in Melbourne for the LGBTIQ+ community, learning and sharing with others across so many industries all working towards improving the lives of LQBTIQ+ people in our city and across the country”
Quotes Attributed to MQFF Board President – Scott Herron
“For an organisation that had its beginnings in the back room of a book shop, the move to the Pride Centre in our 30th year really represents the confidence and commitment we have in the future. A new home for the next 30 years!”
Quotes Attributed to MQFF CEO – Maxwell Gratton
“The Victorian Pride Centre offers the Melbourne Queer Film Festival the opportunity to collaborate with other community organisations in order to enrich the programming and delivery experience. The staff and stakeholders look forward to this unique opportunity to underpin the Festival’s operational excellence, engagement and accessibility.”
IMAGES: Image : Left to right Victorian Pride Centre; Justine Dalla Riva acting CEO, Jude Munro AO, board chair, MQFF board president Scott Herron, CEO Maxwell Gratton, business manager Daniel Lancefield.
Image credit: Dean Arcuri
About the Victorian Pride Centre
The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTIQ community together in a single and powerful space. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well as being an international tourist destination. The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, celebrating 30 years in 2020, is Australia’s oldest and largest LGBTIQ film festival and celebration of the moving image. For more information, visit: www.mqff.com.a
For further information contact Justine Dalla Riva, Acting CEO 0429 979153 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For MQFF media enquiries, contact David Micallef, president of the communications committee, on 0430 090 224 or David.email@example.com