Ticketing Info


A lot has happened since opening night of MQFF and we have now taken the decision to suspend the remainder of the program for this year. In the interest of broad community health and welfare as well as that of our audiences, staff and volunteers we have decided not to continue with this year’s festival.

From Monday 16 March, all MQFF film screenings and events will be suspended and will not run. This includes our regional screenings in March and April.

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons is of the highest priority. While recent advice from the Chief Medical Officer does not directly impact MQFF, we feel that suspending the festival is the best decision at this time. Our mission is to bring the stories of LGBTIQ communities to the whole community and we cannot fully realise our mission in the current climate.

We understand the festival is important for the community and we have not taken this decision lightly.

We are asking all current ticket and passholders to hold onto their tickets while we work out next steps, which may include:

  • Looking to reschedule the remainder of the program at a later date
  • Providing options for ticket and passholders to convert their purchase into a tax-deductable donation
  • Providing refunds if necessary

MQFF will be in contact with all ticket and passholders with next steps. We ask for your patience as we work through this process. We will provide further information as soon as it becomes available.

This decision has not been taking lightly and we thank everyone for their understanding and support.

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Ticketing information will be updated as information is available. Please see our FAQ page for more information.



MQFF turns 30! Screening from 12-23 March 2020 the Melbourne Queer Film Festival will showcase the best in new and retrospective LGBTIQ+ cinema with a wide array of features, shorts and documentaries to make you laugh, cry and think. Each year our Program Director scours the globe to bring you only the best – and we can’t wait to show you what we have on offer!


  • Program Launch | Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Opening Night | Thursday, 12 March 2020
  • Centrepiece | Thursday, 19 March 2020
  • Closing Night | Sunday, 22 March 2020

Encore Screenings | Monday, 23 March 2020

Check out our FAQ Page to see if we have an A to your Q!

For ticketing assistance, email during festival hours.

Ticketing Terms and Conditions

Buy online on the session pages or through the app. Download MQFF for Android here. Download MQFF for iOS here.

MQFF Ticket Prices

Single Tickets

Full $21.30 / Concession $18.30 / Member $17.30  / Group Bookings (10+) $17.30 – plus booking fees.

Booking fees range from $2.40 to $7 depending on total booking amount. All special events pricing is displayed on the session page.


All-In Pass – $359 Member

3 Film Pass – $59 Full / $51 Concession / $49 Member
5 Film Pass – $95 Full / $82 Concession / $77 Member
7 Film Pass – $130 Full / $111 Concession / $105 Member
10 Film Pass – $177 Full / $152 Concession / $143 Member

Plus booking fees online, over the phone or in person.

Get your Pass today

How to Buy Tickets

Select, book and print your tickets at home. Browse the program on the website, click on a film, and scroll to the payment options at the bottom of the page. Select your tickets, 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.

At the Box Office
MQFF pop up box offices open 1 hour prior to MQFF session start times at Cinema Nova, Village Jam Factory and The Capitol.

To avoid doubt, due to the closure of ACMI in 2020, there will be no MQFF Box Office at ACMI, Federation Square.


Companion Card and Wheelchair Bookings
MQFF supports and accepts the Companion Card. All MQFF venues are wheelchair accessible and have accessible toilets. All MQFF cinemas have assistive listening via an audio loop through the t-switch on a hearing aid, or audio headset.

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.

Contact: or 03 9662 4147.

Admission conditions

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. 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.