MQFF32 - 10-21 NOV

Ticketing Terms & Conditions

Before proceeding with your purchase, please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. You must not complete your purchase unless you agree with these Terms and Conditions.


The Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival 2022 will screen from 29 April – 01 May 2022 at Cinema Nova, Carlton (“Festival Venues”).

Evidence of having received two or more doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination


A. Customers aged 16 or above (or if required by applicable public health directions, aged 12 or above) must provide information to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status (vaccination information) as a condition of entry to festival venues. This will be checked at the point of entry. Any abuse towards MQFF staff or volunteers, or Festival Venue staff or volunteers, will not be tolerated and will result in you being denied access.

B. Festival Venues are only open to customers who have received two or more doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination (as per the guidance of Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer) or have a valid medical exemption.

C. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app and to link your official vaccination certificate or valid medical exemption to the Service Victoria app prior to arriving at Festival Venues. If you provide evidence of your vaccination status in a form other than via the Service Victoria App, you may experience delayed entry to the Festival Venue and/or the film session.

D. If you are not able to do so, Festival Venues may also accept other forms of information about your vaccination status where this derived from a record of information that was made under, or in accordance with, the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 of the Commonwealth. This may be in the form of a letter from a medical practitioner, a certificate of immunisation through the Medicare app or equivalent smartphone wallet, or an immunisation history statement obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register. Or you can provide evidence of a valid medical exemption from a Chief Health Officer approved medical practitioner. To avoid doubt, contact the relevant Festival Venue to ascertain its process of confirming your vaccination information.

E. Information about your vaccination status will only be used to assess your eligibility to enter festival venues. It will not be recorded or retained by MQFF for any purpose.

F. If you decline to provide your vaccination information, or if you are unable to demonstrate that you have received two or more doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination to the satisfaction of MQFF staff or volunteers, or Festival Venue staff or volunteers, (or that you have a valid medical exemption), you will not be permitted to enter festival venues. You will not be eligible for a refund in these circumstances.


Melbourne Queer Film Festival

General Terms and Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions

1)   The following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to the purchase of tickets for sessions and events at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (“MQFF”):

a)   at the venues where the sessions and events take place; and

b)   at any other venue where tickets to MQFF sessions and events are available for purchase.

2)   These Terms and Conditions are in addition to any terms and conditions that may be applied by any venue where ticket to MQFF sessions and events are sold.

3)   In these Terms and Conditions, a reference to ticket or tickets includes a reference to any multi-ticket pass.


2. Amendments to terms and conditions

1)   MQFF may vary these Terms and Conditions at any time.  MQFF will post the varied Terms and Conditions on its website.

2)   By making a purchase from the MQFF, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions as they stand at the time of your purchase.


3. Purchase of tickets

1)    All ticket prices for sessions and events that occur or are provided in Australia are stated in Australian Dollars.

2)    Ticket sales for particular sessions and events may be subject to limits on the number of tickets a particular person may purchase. MQFF may cancel or refuse to accept orders which it believes are placed in excess of any such limits. This includes orders associated with the same name, email address, billing address, credit card number.

3)   If the amount you pay for a ticket is incorrect, MQFF may cancel that ticket (or the order for that ticket) and refund to you the amount that you paid.

4)   All single tickets for regular cinema sessions are non-refundable but can, subject to availability, be exchanged for an equal or lesser value ticket online for a fee of $1.50 per ticket, or in person or by phone for $3.00 per ticket. Any cost difference between the two tickets will not be refunded. Single ticket exchanges and pass exchanges close two hours prior to the session/event start time.

5)   Tickets to sessions and events other than regular cinema sessions (including opening night, closing night and special events) cannot be exchanged or refunded.

6)   Tickets for sessions and events at MQFF venues are valid only when purchased from MQFF, or from a person authorised by MQFF to sell or distribute tickets.

7)   Tickets may not, without MQFF’s prior written consent, be on-sold at a premium, offered as a prize or inducement, packaged or otherwise used for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes.  MQFF reserves the right to refuse admission to the bearer of any ticket sold or otherwise provided or distributed in breach of this condition.


4. Multi-ticket passes

1)   Multi-ticket passes cannot be refunded in full or part

2)   Sessions booked on an All-In Pass can be exchanged or cancelled free of charge online, by phone or in person. For other passes, an exchange fee applies, being $1.50 online, or $3.00 by phone, in person or over the counter. Exchanges close two hours prior to the start of the relevant session.

3)   Other than All-In Passes, multi-ticket passes can only be used to book regular cinema sessions. Tickets to sessions other than regular cinema sessions, such as special events, must be purchased separately.

4)   To guarantee entry, holders of multi-ticket passes must pre-book all sessions on their pass (subject to availability).

5)   All passes (except for the Double Pass) are for a single person’s use and are not transferable to any other person.


5. Confirmation

1)   If you do not receive a confirmation number (in the form of a confirmation page or email) after submitting payment information, it is your responsibility to confirm with MQFF that your order has been successfully placed. MQFF will not be responsible for any losses you incur if you assume that an order was successfully placed having not received a confirmation number.


6. Refunds

1)    In the event that you have purchased a ticket to an MQFF event or session that is cancelled, MQFF will:

a)   offer you a ticket to an alternative event or session;

b)   where the event or session was booked as part of a multi-ticket pass, allow you to book an alternative event or session on the same multi-ticket pass; or

c)   provided an application is made no less than 24 hours prior to the date of any rescheduled session or event, provide a full refund of the ticket price, at the discretion of MQFF.

2)   Session or event tickets may be exchanged only where expressly permitted by MQFF. Where exchanges are permitted, they may be subject to certain conditions, and additional fees may also apply.


7. Companion Card Scheme

1)   A valid Companion Card or valid Companion Card Number must be produced at the time of the booking to gain access to the Companion Card Scheme offer. Details of use are contained on the Companion Card website

2)   Companion Card Tickets cannot be booked online. These can be booked through the MQFF office.


8. Changes to sessions and events

1)   MQFF reserves the right to change particulars of a session or event without prior notice. Films, artists or performers may be added, withdrawn or substituted for specific sessions or events.


9. Admission to MQFF and its venues

1)   These Terms and Conditions are conditions both for the sale of a ticket and are conditions of attendance at the event or session.  By purchasing a ticket, or attending an event or session, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

2)   MQFF reserves the right to deny in its absolute discretion any person admission to the festival and to its venues.

3)   Entry to the festival and to its venues is at an individual’s own risk.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, MQFF will not be responsible for any loss, damage, harm or injury arising from a person’s entry to the festival, or their attendance at an event or session at a festival venue.

4)   Admission to venues that are not run by MQFF is governed by both these Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions of the relevant venue. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of and comply with all relevant terms and conditions.  By accepting these Terms and Conditions you accept this responsibility.

5)   All persons seeking admittance to attend an event or session must have a valid ticket.

6)   Where concessions are applicable, suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and for admission to the festival venue.

7)   Latecomers will be only admitted during a suitable break or as determined by MQFF.  Under some circumstances this may mean the latecomer misses the session or event in its entirety.

8)   No photography, audio or video recording is permitted inside the festival venue/s.

9)   Any bag or item larger than A4 must be cloaked and may be subject to inspection.

10)   It is a condition of entry to an event or session that a search of a person and / or their possessions may be required at the time of the entry to the festival venue. If you do not consent to such searches, you may be denied entry to the festival venue without refund.


10. Use of your image

1)   In attending an event or session, you grant MQFF permission to film or photograph you, and to reproduce that film or photograph in any audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction in any medium or context without further authorisation by, or compensation to, you.


11. Melbourne Queer Film Festival accounts

1)   You will be asked to provide MQFF with your current address and other contact information when you purchase tickets from MQFF, or open an account, via the MQFF website or otherwise. When you do so, you agree to provide MQFF with your current, complete, and accurate information.

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