Creative Industries Residency Program
A panel of people in cinema at the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film festival 2019. Image supplied by Queer Screen.
Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, image supplied by Queer Screen

Queer Screen

“Our vision is to be a celebration of the diversity of sexualities and gender identities through queer storytelling on screen, by inclusive and respectful communities full of creativity, inspiration and pride.”

– Queer Screen.

In 1993, a group of queer Sydney filmmakers, students and supporters approached Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to establish an independent organisation whose focus would be queer film and screen culture. This organisation was Queer Screen. Their central aim was to reclaim Sydney’s LGBTIQ film festival as owned and operated by the community. It is now one of Australia’s largest film festivals of any kind, and one of the top five queer film festivals in the world, celebrating LGBTQI+ lives, stories, and culture on the big screen. It is highly regarded by filmmakers all over the world and is the most important platform for promoting LGBTIQ titles to distributors and exhibitors in this territory.

Queer Screen currently produces two festivals per year – the Mardi Gras Film Festival and the Queer Screen Film Festival, with an audience reach over 25,000.

Learn more about Queer Screen.

Queer Screen, Powerhouse NSW Creative Industries Resident. Image: Daniel Boud.