My Queer Career

My Queer Career, Australia’s largest LGBTIQ film prize, is always one of the highlights of Mardi Gras Film Festival and this year, eight fantastic films will be competing for a prize pool of over $14,000 in cash and support. The winner of Best Film will also be automatically entered into the worldrenowned Iris Prize competition, which has recently turbocharged the careers of three Australian filmmakers.

My Queer Career is a competition for the best films by Aussie LGBTIQ filmmakers, or about LGBTIQ subjects, and has been running for 22 years. We thank the generous support of the Stephen Cummins Film Trust, Spectrum Films, Sydney Film School, Event Cinemas, and JP Media Law.

Join us for a special screening and ceremony to announce the winners of the 2016 competition.

A Private MatterA Private Matter Directed and produced by Kate Halpin
20 minutes

A reserved, young woman returns to her rural hometown. Accompanied by her outgoing girlfriend, they attempt to spend the weekend with her conservative family but their visit has disastrous consequences.


Don't Cry Those Tears Don't Cry Those Tears Directed and produced by Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston
4 minutes

A music video of the song Don’t Cry Those Tears by local artist Jack Colwell.



FollowersFollowers Directed by Tim Marshall and produced by Christina Radburn
12 minutes

Lynn, a lonely elderly woman, finds solace in an unlikely vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class. Convinced God has sent him to her, Lynn befriends the young man.


Little Boy BlueLittle Boy Blue Directed by Nathan Keene and produced by Will Faulkner and Joy Baines
29 minutes

Living on a farm in an isolated community, a lonely girl discovers a little boy held captive and tortured in a neighbouring barn. She forms a friendship with him but first she must face the twisted and bloodthirsty Mr Welch.

MarrowMarrow Directed by Stevie Cruz-Martin and produced by Daniel Monks
3 minutes

Marrow is a daring, exciting and poignant film about desire and sexuality. Daniel Monks strips for the camera.




OasisOasis Directed by Joshua Longhurst and produced by Annmaree J Bell, Craig Boreham
8 minutes

It’s the summer of ’93 and awkward teenager Dale has been dragged along by his parents to a caravan park. One night as he finishes up in the shower block, Dale’s secret crush arrives and strips off.

On StageOn Stage Directed by Ben Southwell and produced by Ian Ludwick
10 minutes

Dee (Warren Clements) is a popular, cross-dressing performer who just wants love and acceptance from her parents. On the night of her last performance, Dee receives some unexpected news.

Summer of ABC BurnsThe Summer of ABC Burns Directed by Dannika Horvat produced by Stephanie Westwood
13 minutes

Drew is always kindest to Gem when no one else is around. But when the torturous game of ABC burns sweeps their school, Gem starts to realize there is more to Drew than meets the eye.

Festival Bar (6pm to late): Drinks in the bar from 8.30pm.

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Runtime: 99 mins
Country: Australia
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