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Australia’s largest LGBTQI+ film festival seeks new Program Director to drive artistic vision
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia’s largest film festival celebrating the stories of LGBTQI+ communities, is looking for a new Program Director to lead the creative direction of the festival.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival attracts tens of thousands of festival-goers annually and is recognised internationally as an important platforms for queer cinema in the world. The festival runs yearly in November. It’s most recent festival in November 2022 featured over 120 feature films, documentaries and shorts from Australia and internationally.
The Program Director is responsible for the artistic vision of the festival, drawing together a program of work that is a celebration of the LGBTQI+ community’s diversity and a reflection of its evolving journey.
“This is an exciting and rare opportunity to curate a festival that holds a special place in the hearts of Melburnians and the queer community – we’re seeking that special someone who can combine industry expertise with the lived experience required to foster spaces for LGBTQI+ audiences” says David Martin Harris, CEO of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
The role also works closely with the film sector and the queer film-making community, helping support the growth of home-made queer content. The Program Director manages the MQFF awards and prizes, as well as the festival’s Pitch Pleez! competition.
“An important role of our festival is to support and recognise local film-makers and to support them to grow both locally and internationally. The Program Director is a key conduit for this community and through their relationships with other festivals supports the promotion of Australian queer content,” says Gail Veal, Co-President of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
For more information about the role, please visit mqff.com.au/jobs. Applications close 5:00pm AEDT on 17 March 2023.
David Micallef, Co-President MQFF
0430 090 224
• David Martin Harris – They/Them
• Gail Veal – She/Her