My Queer Career (In Cinema)

My Queer Career (In Cinema)

Shorts Package
Mon Feb 28 7:00 PM
Sold Out

Event Cinemas, George St
Auslan Interpreted
Open Captioned
General Admission
My Queer Career is Australia's richest queer short film prize with over $16,000 worth of cash and support to be won.
The shorts in the running include queer surf romance Beautiful They; the World Premiere of Nelson as he dares to be intimate with a stranger online and the documentary A Big Life, the secret history of trans and queer Australia. Are You Still Watching uses animation to illustrate how lockdown and binge-watching can lead to very queer fantasies; Dwarf Planet, about a teen’s birthday encounter with a male sex worker; Illustrating Sam Newtown, about long distance connections; Sunburn about a healing roadtrip and friendship being tested; and We’re Doing Well an all-too-relatable comedy about friendship and housesharing!

Content Warning: Mentions of homophobia and sexual violence.


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

$750 cash from Event Cinemas George Street

$5,000 worth of Editing Support from Spectrum Films

Panavision camera hire, valued at $5000

A 2 Hour one on one acting masterclass, valued at $500 from Actors Centre Australia

My Queer Career will screen with Open Captions, with the introduction and ceremony after the screening Auslan Interpreted.

2022 My Queer Career Jury

Ruth Caudeli was born in Valencia, Spain. Mentioned as one of the queer filmmakers to watch for by Indiwire, she has a Masters in film directing from the renowned ESCAC film school and another in fiction for television from the Pompeu Fabra university. She studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she won the award for excellence. She has written and directed the feature film Eva+Candela (2017), Second Star on the Right (2019), and Leading Ladies (2021). Her feature films have screeed at Malaga Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Palm Springs International, Outfest and Frameline. She has directed several short films which were selected for and won awards at various international festivals.

Mitchell Stanley recently produced Warwick Thornton’s documentary television series, The Beach. His first feature, We Are Still Here, a multi protagonist anthology feature film is set to be released in 2022. Recently produced Jon Bell’s psychological horror short film, The Moogai, now in development on the feature version with co producers Causeway Films (The Babadook) where the short won several festival awards including best horror at SXSW and best short at Melbourne International Film Festival.

Matthew Dabner is an AFI-award nominated screenwriter (The Square), winner of the Sydney Film Festival audience award (as producer of Cedar Boys) and renowned script editor (Riot, The Family Law) and development executive. Matthew is currently a Media Arts and Production lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney.

Proudly supported by: 


Spectrum Films


Iris Prize

JP Media

Event Cinemas

Actors Centre Australia

Screens with:

Event Cinemas, George St

505/525 George St Sydney, NSW, 2000