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Saturday Magazine

30 Jan 2024

Saturday, 27th January 2024: Cerise Howard, Program director, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Movies

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Saturday, 27th January 2024: Cerise Howard, Program director, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Movies

Fiona and Paul talk to Cerise Howard, Program director, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Movies.

Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Midsumma Festival Present:

The inaugural Midsumma Movies will hit the screen at The Capitol Theatre this January, delivering a
sizzling weekend of the newest and most fabulous queer cinema.
Running from 27 – 28 January 2024, with back-to-back screenings across two glorious days,
Midsumma Movies will showcase a dynamic cross-section of queer cinema including this summer's
hottest queer film releases, Dicks: The Musical and Bottoms, as well as encore screenings from
MQFF33 – Shape, Solo and the Australian Made Shorts.Midsumma Movies is a collaboration between the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) and
Midsumma – Victoria’s two largest festivals for LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies. The
partnership is set to become a regular feature of Midsumma – showcasing film as a key part of queer
arts in Victoria.

The partnership also has a historical connection for the two organisations, as the Melbourne Queer
Film Festival originally started as a part of Midsumma in 1990 before becoming an independent
festival.

MQFF CEO, David Martin Harris, said: “Midsumma is a celebration of queer art in all its forms,
and film is a vital part of how we tell the stories of our communities. This new partnership will see
this important art form become a regular part of the Midsumma line-up and showcase the latest queer
films – as well as some throwbacks that are an important part of our queer history.”
Tickets for Midsumma Movies are now on sale at mqff.com.au

Midsumma Movies program
About MQFF
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is the biggest and longest-running queer film festival in
Australia, screening the best Australian/International queer films. MQFF aims to engage the
community with the best LGBTQIA+ content in order to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity.

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