The Melbourne Queer Film Festival is the oldest, largest and most successful queer film festival in Australia. We screen around 100 sessions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex films over 12 days running through March.

MQFF supports local and international filmmaking talent through our various Jury & audience choice awards. This includes the City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short which automatically qualifies the recipient for our nomination in the Iris Prize - the largest prize for a gay or lesbian short film in the world.

Films submitted for MQFF 2019 should be of interest to the LGBTIQ community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning/queer).

Overall Rating
  • Felix Guerra

    It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed seeing great queer films from around the world.

    April 2018
  • Lucinda Horrocks

    A great festival, really well run with a friendly, welcoming & laid back vibe. Great value for Melbourne based film makers to get exposure. Wonderful people and a beautiful audience. Would be back again in a heartbeat.

    April 2017