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FAQs – Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival screens in cinema only at Cinema Nova, Carlton from 29 April – 01 May, 2022.

We do our best to provide you with the best information, but if you have a question you’d like answered, you might find your answer below.

You can also contact the MQFF team by e-mailing



The annual Festival is held in November and showcases the best in new and retrospective LGBTIQ+ cinema with a wide array of features, shorts and documentaries. A Mini Festival will also be held this year at Cinema Nova, Carlton.

Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival will be held across 3 days: Friday 29 April – Sunday 01 May – Culminating with our Pitch, Pleez! live event on Tuesday 03 May.

Our Program Director searches far and wide to bring you only the best – and we can’t wait to show you what we have on offer!

For ticketing assistance, email during festival hours.

Ticketing Terms and Conditions



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Ticket and Pass Prices for Cinema Screenings



 Full Price   Concession   Member 
Single Ticket  $21.50  $18.50  $17.50
3 Pass  $59.00  $51.00  $49.00
5 Pass  $95.00  $82.00  $77.00
All-In-Pass (8 films)  $152.00  $131.00  $123.00


Group Bookings for 10+ people are also available for $17.50 per ticket, plus booking fees.


Booking fees apply to all purchases made online, over the phone and in person. Fees range from $2.40 to $7 depending on total booking amount.

All special events pricing is displayed on the session page.



How to Buy Tickets for Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival



Select, book and print your tickets at home. Browse the program on the website, click on a film, and select the number of tickets you’d like to purchase, click ‘Add to Cart’, and follow the instructions to ‘Checkout’.


Download the app

Browse and purchase tickets on the official MQFF iPhone or Android app. No printing required – bring your smartphone, to be scanned at the door.


Can I buy tickets at the Box Office?

Yes, in most cases you will be able to buy tickets at the MQFF Box Office at the Cinema Nova during the Festival hours.

The Box Offices open 1 hour before the first session starts and closes shortly after the last session of the day commences.

In line with State Government recommendations, our Box Offices are contactless and paperless. This means that we won’t be able to accept cash and we won’t be printing tickets. Your tickets will arrive by e-mail and will be immediately visible in your MQFF app as soon as they’ve been purchased.

We always recommend buying tickets online, and well in advance, to avoid disappointment.

Is there a streaming option for the Mini Festival?

Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival screens exclusively in-cinema at Cinema Nova, Carlton. Due to the small nature of the festival, films are only available at the cinema. We will be bringing back our streaming option for our main festival later this year in November.


Accessibility for Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival


Companion Card and Wheelchair Bookings

MQFF supports and accepts the Companion Card.

Companion Card tickets and wheelchair spaces cannot be booked online. To book tickets using your Companion Card, to book a wheelchair space, or to advise us of your access needs please contact the office.



Lift Access

There are TWO lifts available for patrons with mobility requirements.

The first lift is located at the bottom of the escalators at the entrance to the Woolworths. Patrons can go straight out of the lift, then left. They will be required to press a button to request the door be opened remotely from Nova staff.

The second lift is from the Lygon Court Shopping Centre Car Park and comes up at the same level as the first, but from further down.


Open Captions

Open Caption sessions are available for 3 films during Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival.

Tramps – Friday 29th April at 6:30pm (Cinema 1)

No Ordinary Man – Saturday 30th April at 1:30pm (Cinema 8)

Benediction – Sunday 1st May at 3:15pm (Cinema 1)


Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Gender neutral bathrooms are available at Cinema Nova, Carlton. The first set of bathrooms as you head towards Cinema 1, just past the Candy bar, will be gender neutral for the duration of the festival.


Admission conditions


Face masks

To ensure safety and access to our festival for all members of the community, we strongly encourage attendees of the Melbourne Queer Mini Film Festival to wear a mask whilst at the event. We encourage you to keep your mask on for the duration of the film unless you are consuming food or drinks.



The Classification Board grants MQFF special customs and censorship clearances that mean all audience members must be 18 years or over except where indicated.


Concession tickets  

Full-time students, pensioners, unwaged, seniors, ACMI and Cinema Nova members are entitled to concession prices with a valid concession or membership card.


Refunds policy

All purchases are non-refundable, except in the case of a cancelled session or where our COVID-19 policy applies.

If you have purchased tickets you are no longer able to use, you are able to Exchange these tickets for another session for $1.50 online or $3 in person or over the phone.

If you are unwell, MQFF ticket and pass holders are encouraged to stay home, and get tested for COVID-19.

If you are unwell and/or cannot attend a session due to illness, MQFF will exchange tickets for another session or for credit, or refund tickets.

If you need to seek a refund, or need assistance with exchanging tickets, please contact



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