MQFF31 will run from 18 to 29 November 2021 and feature 145 features, documentaries and shorts that tell the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities.

The festival will feature films across three venues, Cinema Nova in Carlton, ACMI in Melbourne and Village Jam Factory in South Yarra, as well as screening in Shepparton and Ballarat. Film-lovers in regional Victoria and across Australia will also be able to join in the festival atmosphere with over 50 titles being made available online through MQFF+.

MQFF31 will kick off with the opening night film Flee, a documentary that follows Tamin Nawabi and his extraordinary story of fleeing Afghanistan as a child-refugee is told for the first time. Opening night is presented by the Asylum Seeker Research Centre and will also feature the premier screening of Australian short We’re doing well – funded through MQFF’s Pitch Pleez! film competition.