Femme

A short film exploring what it means to be a queer femme person in modern Australia.

What are some of the unique challenges femme people face?

What are some of the beautiful parts?

Femme offers a look into life as a femme person through the perspectives of 12 unique people.

Produced and Directed by delsi - a queer femme party creator and owner of the LGBTQIA+ community organisation, Unicorns.

This is delsi’s first attempt at making a film since completing her film degree 15 years ago.

After hearing the stories of queer femme people that attended Unicorns over the last 10 years - delsi felt compelled to share these stories.

So she pooled her resources and a crew made up of 100% queer people to create this compelling short film, to offer a glimpse into what it means to be FEMME.

  • Adele (delsi cat) Jacquilyn Moleta
    Director
  • Adele (delsi cat) Jacquilyn Moleta
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Adele (delsi cat) Jacquilyn Moleta

delsi (she/they) is a proud queer woman and Founding Director of the LGBTQIA+ organisations Unicorns and with delsi.

delsi completed a degree in Television and Film 15 years ago but then packed up that dream after deciding she was on a mission to create safer, celebratory spaces for the whole of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Unicorns began as a small warehouse party, grew to LGBTQIA+ inclusion training, queer craft workshops, fitness groups, peer support sessions, a radio show and even a festival.

This work has gone on to be recognised for its contribution to the Australian LGBTQIA+ community with delsi being named as a Finalist for the Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year Award in both 2019 and 2022. She was also named as one of the Top 50 LGBTI Leaders in Australia according to Google and Deloitte.

delsi and her work with Unicorns was recently spotlighted in the SBS series Asking For It as positive examples of consent culture.

She is also the first Australian LGBTI person to successfully win a social defamation case in connection to LGBTI harassment after she successfully sued an anti-LGBTI activist in 2019.

delsi is the current title holder and first ever winner of Ms Melbourne Rubber. A title given to people who have contributed significantly to positive change within the LGBTQIA+ community and also love latex.

This will be delsi’s first step back into the world of film.

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Director Statement

I was really driven to make this film after hearing many stories over the 10 years of Unicorns about what it means to be a femme person in this world.

I also just wanted to see more femme representation up there on our tv and movie screens.

I hope this film showcases to people some of the complexities and challenges about being femme.

But also shows people early on in their femme journey about how special and wonderful it is as well.

I left the film industry after only 6 months of completing my degree due to the mistreatment I experienced due to being a femme person, so this is also a film for younger me.