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, a pitching 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.
The selected individual or team will be participating in an open session pitch-off event to be held in front of a jury of industry experts and a live audience, so come and cheer on our finalists.