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Love Bites

Drag | Gay | Gender Diverse | Lesbian | Queer | Shorts | Special Events | Trans | MA 15+ | 20 MINS |


This is a free event however booking is required due to venue capacity.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC Arts and Screen Australia commissioned 10 five-minute documentary shorts from LGBTIQ filmmakers across Australia. Love Bites is a celebration and insight into the lives of the LGBTIQ community and a showcase of great queer filmmaking talent. MQFF is excited to be screening the four Victorian entrants and all 10 shorts are available on iView to stream. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers.


Selected Shorts

Dani Boi

Dir: Logan Mucha, 2018, 5 mins

Dani performs onstage as Dani Boi, a ‘dragtivist’ with a mission to fight back against oppressive gender norms.



Dir: Ramon Watkins, 2018, 5 mins

A collection of real experiences with queer dating apps, explored through dance and animation.


Desperately Seeking Shavers

Dir: Emmett Aldred, 2018, 5 mins

A look at the role facial hair plays in expressing and actualising identity for trans and gender diverse people.


Wicked Women

Dir: Anna Brownfield, 2018, 5 mins

When erotic magazine Wicked Women hit the stands, it turned lesbian Australia upside down and liberated lesbian sex for generations to come.

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