My Queer Career 2020

My Queer Career 2020

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Unclassified 18+
105 Mins | Australia | English | Hindi with English subtitles
February
Australia's biggest queer short film prize returns with ten films from emerging Australian filmmakers once again in the running for prizes, including entry into the Iris Prize Film Festival.

In Strangers, Adrienne and Stewart must care for their ailing mother in the face of an apparent sexual awakening and a strict nursing home policy; when tragedy interrupts their secret seaside tryst, the prospect of going public brings two men to a stand off, in We're Not Here; and Long Distance sees a young Indian woman living in Australia gets a call from her mother back home.

Young queer Australians audition to retell stories from their elders who paved the way for their rights, in documentary We're All In This Together; a nine-year-old closeted evangelical Christian tomboy must prove her faith by vandalising an LGBTQ sex shop, in Kids on Fire; in St. Augustine, a couple’s seaside trip taking a turn as the salty air finds its way into the cracks of their relationship, and Boldly Go sees a geeky sci-fi fan facing rejection by a ‘straight-acting’ guy – but not for the reason you might think.

Mindset sees Sam forced to confront her new reality over the course of an evening with old friends, road trips usually signify a beginning but for Isaac and his partner Levi, this is their last chance to spend time together before they part ways, in All Good Things; and finally, in Lone Wolf, 15-year-old Sam ignores cruel taunts from Blair and her growing feelings Willow – but she can’t ignore the strange things happening to her body.

Trigger Warning: We're All In This Together contains discussions of homophobic and sexual violence and self harm

My Queer Career Jury

Isabel Sandoval is one of our international guests here for her film Lingua Franca, which had its premiere at Venice. She wrote, directed, edited and stars in the film and is the first transgender director to compete at the Venice and BFI London Film Festivals.

Craig Boreham is an award-winning filmmaker, having made many short films (including past My Queer Career winners) that have played all over the world and the feature film, Teenage Kicks which premiered at Sydney Film Festival.  

Louise Sheedy works at UTS (University of Technology Sydney), has a PHD in film and was a former programmer at the NFSA (National Film and Sound Archive) and Melbourne Cinematheque.

My Queer Career is Australia's richest queer short film prize with over $14,000 worth of cash and support to be won.

BEST FILM 
$3000 cash from Stephen Cummins Film Trust
$2000 worth of legal advice from JP Media Law
Automatic Entry into the Iris Prize, the world richest prize for LGBTIQ+ short film

BEST SCREENPLAY
$750 cash from Event Cinemas George Street

EMERGING FILMMAKER
$5,000 worth of camera equipment hire from Panavision

AUDIENCE AWARD
$3,500 worth of editing support from Spectrum Films



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