Geelong Pride Film Festival

The Geelong Pride Film Festival brings contemporary and classic LGBTIQA+ themed films to Geelong for an inclusive film festival for the whole community. In addition to our annual festival we bring you special one-off screenings throughout the year.

We are a group of volunteers who want to bring more diversity to the region’s screens. Our festival aims to contribute to the development of a thriving and vibrant community in Geelong for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and our allies. 

We want GPFF to provide a place for LGBTQIA+ voices to be heard and celebrated on screen and we want to share these stories with the wider community. Please contact us to get involved. We are looking to collaborate and recruit partners, volunteers and sponsors. Like our page to support the festival and stay up to date with festival news.

Geelong Pride Film Festival Committee

Chair/President - Dr Stephen Ryan

Vice President - Laura Deriu

Secretary - Jodie O'Connor

Treasurer - Andrew Coon

Committee Member - Dr Chloe Benson

Committee Member - William Farnsworth

Committee Member - Lisa Gleeson


The festival would not be possible without our sponsors and partners. Deakin University are our principal sponsors.  Our programming has been developed and provided in collaboration with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. The City of Greater Geelong support the festival through the Creative Communities grant program, Provincial Media our media partners designed, produced and sponsored our posters and this program. In 2018 WorkSafe Victoria were our Gold Sponsors and session sponsors and VAC the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health) were also Gold Sponsors. Piano Bar is the official bar of the festival and are Gold sponsors in 2019 hosting our program launch. Thank you to the Pivotonian Cinema, the home of independent cinema in Geelong who show diverse and high quality cinema all year round. Courthouse Youth Arts is our second venue. Geelong Rainbow Inc and Geelong Cats Pride Supporter Group are our Community Supporters. And to all the many other sponsors listed in this program, thank you for your support. Contact us at

Previous Screenings and Events


Beautiful Thing - 10 November 2017 - Courthouse Youth Arts


Call Me By Your Name - 16 January 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

Tangerine - 10 February 2018 - Geelong Rainbow Festival Screening - The Pivotonian Cinema

Program Launch - 12 March 2018 - National Wool Museum

A Moment in the Reeds - 13 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

Australian Shorts - 14 April 2018 -  The Pivotonian Cinema

Out in the Lineup - 14 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

Out in the Lineup Q&A with Tomas Castets and Joel Carnegie - The Pivotonian Cinema

Signature Move - 14 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

A Moment in the Reeds - 14 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

The Feels - 15 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin - 15 April 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema

Disobedience + Aleph Documentary - 26 July 2018 - The Pivotonian Cinema


The Favourite - 24 January 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema

A Kid Like Jake - 9 February 2019 - Geelong Rainbow Festival Screening - The Pivotonian Cinema

Geelong Pride Film Festival – 5-7 April 2019 – The Pivotonian Cinema & Courthouse Youth Arts


GPFF Coordinating Committee: Andrew Coon, Laura Deriu, William Farnsworth, Lisa Gleeson, Jodie O’Connor, Stephen Ryan. Deakin University: Ramon Martinez Mendoza, Cora Trevarthen. City of Greater Geelong: especially Kaz Paton, Justyn Rowe. Melbourne Queer Film Festival: Spiro Economopoulos,  and the MQFF board and executive. Pivotonian Cinema: Mark Walker and Jessica Litsas. Provincial Media:Garry Flannigan and Jon Zabiegala. WorkSafe Victoria: Bree Jackson and Anita Seljack, WorkPride network. Thorne Harbour Health: John Hall. Piano Bar: Aaron Skinner, Andy Pobjoy, Art Simone and the Piano Bar team. Thank you all our volunteers and supporters including members of the Over the Rainbow Meetup Group and the Geelong Pride Meetup Group. Geelong Rainbow Inc.: especially Jo Bangles, Wayne Landkroon and Amielle Penny.

Acknowledgement of Country

GPFF wishes to acknowledge that the Geelong Pride Film Festival is held on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people. We acknowledge them as Traditional Owners and pay respect to their Elders, past and present.

2019 Sponsors