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.
The winning team or individual will be awarded the following;
- A $10,000 cash prize to help fund the project
- An All-In-Pass to the 2020 Melbourne Queer Film Festival
- A Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, and DaVinci Resolve Studio software.
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