This film festival aims to bring a diverse range of contemporary and classic, Queer and LGBTQIA themed films to the Geelong community for an all-inclusive film festival.
Opening night will kick off on Friday 13 April, at 7:30pm with film ‘A Moment in the Reeds’ (18+), a film about a young Finnish man named Leevi, returning home for the summer to help renovate his father’s lake house. He meets and befriends Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, and the two spend the summer bonding.
On Saturday 14 April at 12pm ‘Australian Shorts’ (18+) will be screening ahead of ‘Out in the Line-Up’, which will screen at 3pm. ‘Australian Shorts’ is a locally created showcase which tells of nine queer stories through the inside of the Australian Sharpie scene, the Australian Women’s Football League, the inner life of a Melbourne bear, a transgender kid’s first day at school, the alien abduction of a drag queen, and girlfriends doing crime.
On Sunday 15 April, at 11am, the festival screens ‘The Feels’ (18+), a racy yet hilarious ensemble comedy, about a group of friends who go away for the weekend to celebrate the impending wedding of Andy and Lu. Of course, things go awry and the festival concludes with the screening of award-winning documentary ‘The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin’ (18+) at 1:30pm – a documentary which outlines the life and career of Armistead Maupin, who is the celebrated author of the popular book and TV series, ‘Tales of the City’.
This festival takes place from April 13 to 15, with films being screened at The Pivotonian Cinema, in South Geelong.
Tickets are available via www.trybooking.com/eventlist/gqff.
Written by Chloe Cicero