MQFF has proudly supported and fostered local queer filmmaking talent through its various awards and prizes, over its 29 years.
In 2019, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative and prize, pitch competition – Pitch, Pleez! This prize will offer 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 will continue to address MQFF’s central values of celebrating and showcasing proudly different queer stories in an Australian context.
Applications for this exciting opportunity are now open and successful finalists will be notified on the 1st of March 2019. 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 on the 17th of March, during the 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
In advance there will be a briefing session held on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at 6:00pm at MQFF offices to assist in any questions or queries filmmakers or filmmaking teams might have on their application.
Click here to RSVP to the Pitch, Pleez! briefing session
The winning team or individual will be awarded the following;
Your completed application form must address the following requirements:
The winning project must be completed by the 4th of December 2019.
And remember, projects that exhibit diversity in front of and behind the camera get to the front of the line!
Any queries please contact email@example.com and use the subject Pitch, Pleez!