MQFF31 - 18-29 NOV

Film Submissions

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Submissions for the 2021 Festival will open on 16 June via Film Freeway.

Each year MQFF screens more than 140 features, shorts and documentaries from Australia and around the world, and presents numerous panels, filmmaker workshops and special events. MQFF is a highlight of Melbourne’s busy arts and cultural calendar and also presents special events and screenings throughout the year. In 2021, MQFF will screen at venues in the Melbourne CBD and surrounds.

Each year MQFF proudly awarded cash and prizes to LGBTIQ+ filmmakers and creatives as part of its growing offering.

MQFF accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

Films submitted for MQFF 2021 should be of interest to the LGBTIQ+ community with themes, characters and stories relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and communities.

Once a film is submitted for consideration via FilmFreeway, or if directly solicited by MQFF, it will be reviewed by MQFF’s selection panel. Due to the large number of films that are reviewed each year we are not able to provide feedback if a film is not selected.

Submission is free for Australian entrants only. Australian entrants please email for waiver code.



MQFF recognises local and international filmmaking talent through our Awards Program which includes prizes for Best Australian Short Film, Best First Feature and Best Documentary. To see a full list of the 2020 winners, visit our Awards page.

2020 Award Winners



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