MQFF has proudly supported and fostered local queer filmmaking talent through its various awards and prizes, over its 30 years.
In 2019, we launched an exciting new initiative and prize, pitch competition – Pitch, Pleez! This prize offered Australian LGBTIQ+ filmmakers the opportunity to create original content by assisting the production of a short fiction, documentary or web series pilot. The winning pitch addressed MQFF’s central values of celebrating and showcasing proudly different queer stories in an Australian context.
Applications for Pitch, Pleez! 2020 will open soon with successful finalists will be notified in late February/early March next year. The selected individual or team will then be required to participate in an open session pitch-off event to be held in front of a jury of industry experts and a live audience during the 2020 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
2020 Key Dates
The winning team or individual will be awarded the following;
2019 Application form
Your completed application form must address the following requirements:
MQFF strongly encourages diversity in front of and behind the camera, so please keep this in mind when creating your pitch.