Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) aims to engage the community with the best LGBTQIA+ content in order to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity.

We seek to change lives through the experience of shared stories – bringing the best of world queer culture to Victoria and nurturing the development of new Australian voices.


Our Values

• Excellence:
We work hard to deliver exceptional experiences to our community, our industry supporters, filmmakers and allies.

• Celebration:
We inspire our community to take joy and pride in queer history and the journey to visibility, equity, and equality.

• Diversity:
We give a voice and ensure access to the under-represented and showcase the diversity of gender identities and sexualities from across the world.

• Community:
We are an active participant and leader in the queer cultural landscape of Victoria. We provide social connections, safe and respectful spaces, a platform for issues relevant to the film and queer communities. We also provide employment opportunities, advancement and training.

• Respect:
We are professional, thoughtful, considerate and engaging. Through trust, respect and collaboration we enjoy positive interactions with others.


Our Vision

MQFF is dedicated to celebrating and giving a voice to the queer community by showcasing the unique perspectives of LGBTQIA+ people.

In line with our three strategic objectives, and building on our previous strategic plan, we have developed a vision of our future success.


MQFF’s three strategic objectives are:

• Healthy, sustainable MQFF:
To ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation and provide for its future. This includes investing in our staff and supporters and acting in accordance with our values.

• Delivering a world-class MQFF:
To be recognised for curatorial excellence, delivering exceptional content, innovative experiences and a world class Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

• Social responsibility – giving back to the community:
To be an active participant and leader in the queer cultural landscape of Victoria, to build capacity for Australian queer filmmakers, advocate for our community, and ensure participation and accessibility for a wide range of community members.





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