Sydney’s QUEER SCREEN Film Fest goes to CANNES to screen 5 new movies parallel to the legendary French Fest.

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    Queer Screen (from Sydney Australia) ‘Goes to Cannes’ for a second year and will be packing five productions to represent at the acclaimed Marché du Film, occurring in conjunction with the 77th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera this month. Seven festivals from across the globe were invited by the Marché du … Continue reading

Australia’s QUEER SCREEN is the first LGBTQIA+ festival invited to screen movies at the prestigious 70th annual Cannes  Film Festival.

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  Queerguru are so excited to send our heartfelt congrats to  Queer Screen, producers of our favorite antipodean queer film fests:  Sydney’s Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest.  They are the first Australian and the very  first LGBTQIA+ festival invited to the prestigious 70th annual Cannes  Film Festival.   Each year the … Continue reading

Filmmaker GORAN STOLEVSKI talks about his ‘achingly beautiful’ queer love story ‘OF AN AGE’

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Australian/Macedonian queer filmmaker Goran Stolevski ‘s sophomore movie OF AN AGE is being hailed as an ‘achingly beautiful coming out/coming of age story that compares with Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country and will become a queer classic ” This heart-string-pulling tale initially takes place over 24 hours in a beach town in Australia in 1999 and which makes for a life-changing experience for Kol and Adam. Ten years later when they meet again we discover if this was more than just a passing moment.

Queeguru talked with Stolevski on the verge of the movie being released in US movie theaters by Focus Features this Valentine’s Day and also as the Opening Gala Film at Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney, Australia



P.S. You can also read Queerguru’s full review of Of An Age HERE

Queerguru’s TOP PICKS OF MUST SEE MOVIES @ Queer Screen – Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney

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      In 1993, a group of queer Sydney filmmakers, students, and supporters approached Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to establish an independent organization whose focus would be queer film and screen culture. This organization was Queer Screen. (One of those pioneer filmmakers was Stephen Cummins who died in 1994, and now is … Continue reading

Stephen Cummins Retrospective : tribute to a groundbreaking Australian queer filmmaker

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Stephen Cummins was an Australian filmmaker, photographer and curator who left an indelible mark on the independent queer film scene. He made groundbreaking experimental homoerotic films and was part of B Ruby Rich’s 1992 Sundance panel that came up with the concept of NEW QUEER CINEMA. He died in 1994 of AIDS aged 34, now Queer Screen – Mardi Gras Film Festival  (of which he was one of the founders ) are mounting a Retrospective of his work: we spoke with Cummins’s creative partner Simon Hunt about his legacy.

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