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With LGBTIQ movies winning Oscars and hitting cinemas more and more each year, what does this mean for queer cinema?

Is mainstream cinema starting to give us what we have been waiting for, our lives and narratives on the big screen, or is it just a watered down version of our expression?

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival is on right now and has had plenty of sold out sessions, so there’s still passion for a different kind of LGBTIQ narrative being explored on the screen, and we found the perfect queer screen fan to share that with us.

Sarah Collins travels every year from Perth to Melbourne to watch queer cinema with members of her community and friends exploring our stories on the screen.

Remember Queer Cinema happens all around the country,  with MQFF heading to Alice Springs April 6th – the 8th and the Bendigo Queer Film Festival taking place on the 27th – 29th April

Outside of the yearly Mardi Gras Film Festival in February each year, Queer Screen stages a second season of LGBTI films in September, so be sure to check them on social media and while  Brisbane’s Queer Film Festival at New Farm Cinema just finished but will be back next year in March.

With screenings of LGBTIQ films telling our stories all around the country, what are you waiting for, check out some queer cinema today.

This segment of The Informer aired on JOY 94.9 on 22nd March 2018.

 

About the author: Pete

 

Pete helps JOY with podcast coordination and is a podcaster for the "Driving You Mad Driving You Crazy" Friday Drive show, a daytime MMUMM presenter on JOY and also a JOY Board member.

 

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