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Films & Screenings

IDAHOBIT Week - Short Film Program

Dates

Sat 18 May 2024

Hours

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Duration

1.5 hours

Location

Plaza
Free event, bookings required
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IDAHOBIT Day is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and is observed on Friday 17 May. 

To celebrate and support our LGBTQIA+ community we are presenting a series of short family friendly films curated by the Melbourne Queer Film Festival on the Saturday 18 May in the Bunjil Place Plaza. 

The carefully curated MQFF film program by will recognise the diversity and strengths of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Full film program to be announced soon.
 

Event program 

  • 3.00 pm: Gates Open 
  • 3.30 pm – 3.35 pm: Welcome from Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • 3.35 pm – 5.00 pm: Short film program
  • 5.00 pm: Event ends

 

Film Program

Aikāne

Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, USA, 15 mins

A decolonial tale of reconnection and a return to valuing queer Moana from the team who made the award winning Kapaemahu. This is beautiful animated storytelling, and a love story with an element of surprise!

 

Jia

Vee Shi, Australia, 15 mins

Still grieving the death of his boyfriend, Eric has to host his partner’s mum, Ming, who is visiting from China and has no idea about their relationship. This beautiful film won the City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short Film at the 2023 MQFF. 

Stonewall Postal Action Network

Sarah Elizabeth Drummond, UK, 12 mins

Informing, inspiring and connecting disparate, isolated and rural communities, DIY champion Allan Austin made newsletters in the '90s for UK queers. 

Weedling

Angie Black, Australia, 18 mins

Domestic violence disproportionately affects trans and gender-diverse young adults. This heartfelt exploration of survival offers respite through nature’s grace. 

 

Happy New Year Ms Luna

Andy Diep, Australia, 17 mins

Luna, a young trans feminine woman, attends her family's annual Chinese New Year gathering for the first time since her transition.  
This film program is unclassified.

Dates

Saturday 18 May 2024

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Tickets

Free, Bookings Essential

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.

For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700. 

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