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2021 GLOBE Award Finalists Announced

MQFF is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in two categories at this year’s GLOBE Awards.


Preventing Social Isolation in LGBTIQ Communities Award

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) has been engaging the community for 31 years, with the best LGBTI+ content that educates, entertains and celebrates diversity. MQFF shone a light on the struggles and common feelings our community has faced over the last year through their Queer Lives in Isolation project. A collaboration with Victoria Together, this project commissioned seven short films by Victorian filmmakers to represent the lives of LGBTIQ+ people during the pandemic.


LGBTIQ Volunteer of the Year Award

Patty Abalos (she/her) is a long-time member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival team, where she has volunteered since 2018 as Head of Social Media. Patty selflessly volunteers countless hours of her personal time to fulfil her role at MQFF, combining her love of amplifying diverse voices and a passion for LGBTQI+ community. As a proud and active member of the community, Patty gives so much of herself to make sure that representation exists and reaches the right audiences.


Winners will be announced at the GLOBE Community Awards event on Friday, 11 February 2022.

The gala event raises funds for the GLOBE Community Grants, supporting LGBTIQ community groups, students and small businesses. Through our GLOBE Community Grants program, GLOBE has a long and proud tradition of providing financial support to Victoria’s LGBTIQ individuals, students and organisations. Over our 28-year history, GLOBE has donated well over $500,000.

“The GLOBE Community Awards is an opportunity for our communities to stop, reflect and celebrate the work that benefits and unites our LGBTIQ communities. These achievements are great examples of the dedication, passion, creativity and resilience of our communities.

We hope that acknowledgement of this great work, especially in these challenging times, continues to maintain the momentum and foster inspiration for others who also want to make a difference.” – Megan Williams, GLOBE President.



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