It’s time to save the date! Geelong’s first LGBTIQA+ Film Festival is back again for 2019 and it’s got a new name to celebrate.
Now named the Geelong Pride Film Festival (previously Geelong Queer Film Festival), it 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.
2018′s edition was a sold-out event, and this year will be no different when it returns on 5-7 April at the Pivotonian Cinema in Geelong.
Kicking it all off, Opening Night of the 2019 Geelong Pride Film Festival is the heart-warming film Tucked. When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks to live, all he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life. A feel-good film with charm and humour as well as surprising insight into our evolving understanding of gender identity across generations. From prolific young British director Jamie Patterson, this will be one to get to.
Alongside the opening film, there will also be screenings of the must-see documentary Transmilitary, the Kenyan film Rafiki, Saturday night feature film Mario, the chronicle of controversial gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and the final film Wild Nights with Emily, the dramatic comedy starring Molly Shannon as the poet Emily Dickinson.
There will also be special one-off screenings prior to the festival.
Ran by a group of volunteers who want to bring more diversity to the region’s screens, this film festival aims to contribute to the development of a thriving and vibrant community in Geelong for those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
GPFF provides a place for LGBTQIA+ voices to be heard and celebrated on screen and to share these stories with the wider community.
Find more information about the 2019 LGBTQ+ Film Festival via Facebook and tickets can be found here.