Melbourne Queer Film Festival

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is the biggest/oldest queer film festival in Australia, screening the best Australian/International queer films.

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Who we are

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) aims to engage the community with the best LGBTI+ content in order to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity.

We seek to change lives through the experience of shared stories – bringing the best of world queer culture to Melbourne and nurturing the development of new Australian voices

What we do

For almost 30 years the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) has engaged the community with a curated program of the best LGBTQI content that aims to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity.

The MQFF is a highlight of Melbourne’s busy arts and cultural calendar, the Festival is also the second largest film festival in Melbourne. In 2019 the Festival celebrated its 29th year with our 30th coming up in 2020. In 2019 the venues the Festival used were Village Cinemas Jam Factory, Cinema Nova and ACMI.

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival evolved from a new wave of queer cinema that made it to Victoria in 1991. Originally known as the Melbourne International Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, it first began at the Dendy Brighton. Read about its fascinating history here.