Geelong Pride Film Festival

Welcome to Geelong Pride Film Festival
Tickets for Geelong Pride Film Festival screenings are available here.  


Film Submissions now open for 2021

Calling all LGBTIQ+ Filmmakers. Geelong pride Film Festival is now open for submissions for our 2021 festival and for special events and screenings.

To find out more and to submit a film for consideration visit us at FilmFreeway -  https://filmfreeway.com/GeelongPrideFilm

Geelong Pride Film Festival Online

Thank you to everyone who joined us for GPFF Online 2020 (23 October - 3 November) when we screen 2 feature films and over 30 short films. locally made produced films and the best films from Australia and around the world.

We look forward to expanding our future festivals to include online content in addition to venue-based screenings at the Pivotonian Cinema and Platform Arts.

Geelong Pride Film Festival Screenplay Commission
Congratulations to Andrew Blogg the recipient of our 2020 LGBTIQ+ Short Film Screenplay Commission for his short film DARYL which is expected to go into production in 2021.

DARYL is the second instalment  of a trilogy of short films STUART DARYL ANTHONY.  The selection panel praised Andrew's screenplay for its poignant, emotive and humourous exploration of complex characters.

The $500 commission from @Geelong Pride Film Festival will assist the production. of the film. This year's commission was supported by the City of Greater Geelong  Creative Communities fund.  

This year's finalists are also commended for the original and creative screenplays including  'And Then We Met' by Michelle Douglas,
'Butterflies in December' by Megan Ellis, '3 Minutes' by Wesley October and ANTHONY by Andrew Blogg - Andrew Derham Blogg

About Geelong Pride Film Festival 

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in an emerging LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer) film festival in Geelong, Australia.

Our non-profit community-run festival screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films in Geelong during an inclusive film festival for the whole community.

In addition to our annual festival we host special one-off screenings throughout the year.
We screen a diverse mix of LGBTIQ+ feature films, short films, feature documentaries, short documentaries from across the world.

GPFF also supports local filmmakers through prizes and commissions. This year’s GPFF Uplift Award went to a team of filmmakers from Deakin University for their short film ‘Life is Fine’ directed by Daniel Orfali (background image by Lachlan Chatfield) that will feature in the 2020 festival.

Classification
The Classification Board grants GPFF special customs and censorship clearances that mean all audience members must be 18 years or over except where indicated.
Concession
Full-time students, pensioners, unwaged, seniors.
Access
The Pivotonian and Courthouse Youth Arts are wheelchair accessible.

The Pivotonian has assisted listening via an audio loop.
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.
Visit us on Facebook at Geelong Pride Film Festival.

About 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 Facebook page to support the festival and stay up to date with festival news.

Geelong Pride Film Festival Committee 2020

Chair/President - Dr Stephen Ryan

Vice President - Laura Deriu

Treasurer and Secretary - Andrew Coon

Committee Member - Dr Chloe Benson

Committee Member - Craig Jones

Committee Member - Jodie O'Connor

Sponsors

The festival would not be possible without our sponsors and partners. Deakin University are our principal sponsors.  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. Selected programming has been developed and provided in collaboration with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. And to all the many other sponsors listed in this program, thank you for your support. Contact us at geelongpridefilm@gmail.com.

Previous Screenings and Events

2020

Gay Chorus Deep South - October 2020
Same But Different - October 2020
Celebrating Elders - October 2020 - (A Rare Breed, Growing Older As Me: Cat, My Uncles, Out of the Closets and Into the Streets, Arth, Two Words, Till Death Do Us a Party, Time and Again)
Happy Endings  - October 2020 - (Life is Fine, 6:23 AM, Boldly Go, Kelly, The Curse, The Choice, Heaven, Misdirection, Pretty Boy, I know Her, Cocodrilo)

Ode to Genevieve - 4 March 2020 - Piano Bar Geelong
Rainbow Shorts (The Flag, The Open, Dario, What do you see,
Till Deal Do Us a Party, 1 Year, Kiko's Saints, Altruistic, Kenosis Kiss,
The Cream, Gestation (featuring Malibu Stacey), Repugnant - 4 February 2020 - The Pivotonian Cinema

This year's Geelong Pride film Festival was planned for 2nd - 5th April 2020 - 4 days of fabulous LGBTIQ+ short films, feature films and documentaries across two venues at the Pivotonian Cinema and Platform Youth Arts. The April festival was postponed.  

2019

Pain and Glory - December 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Polyester - October 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Rocketman - 20 June 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Becoming Colleen - 16 May 2019 - Courthouse Youth Arts
Thomas Banks Quest for Love - 16 May 2019 - Courthouse Youth Arts
Wild Nights With Emily - 7 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Ginger - 7 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Mapplethorpe - 7 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Dykes, Camera, Action! - 7 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Dyketactics - 7 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Mario - 6 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Rafiki - 6 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Australian Shorts (Joy Boy, Shepherd, Broken, Jupiter, Cherry Season, Great Again, Ladies Lounge, Bodies, Sammy the Salmon) - 6 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
TransMilitary - 6 April 2019 - Courthouse Youth Arts
Tucked - 5 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Thomas Banks Quest for Love - 5 April 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema
A Kid Like Jake - 9 February 2019 - Geelong Rainbow Festival Screening - The Pivotonian Cinema
The Favourite - 24 January 2019 - The Pivotonian Cinema


2018

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

2017 

Beautiful Thing - 10 November 2017 - Courthouse Youth Arts


Acknowledgements

Deakin University: Felicity Thyer, Mel Martinelli, Ramon Martinez Mendoza, Cora Trevarthen City of Greater Geelong: especially Martin Paten, Justyn Rowe. Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, Melbourne Queer Film Festival: Spiro Economopoulos,  Maxwell Gratton, Daniel Lancefield and the MQFF board. Pivotonian Cinema: Mark Walker and Jessica Litsas and the Pivotonian team. Provincial Media: Garry Flannigan and Jon Zabiegala. WorkSafe Victoria: Anita Beaumont, Andrew Keen and the WorkPride network. Thorne Harbour Health: Chad Hughes, John Hall. Piano Bar: Aaron Skinner, Andy Pobjoy, Malibu Stacey, Art Simone, Polly Filla 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, Creative Geelong: Dare Tekin, Jennifer Cromarty. 

GPFF Founding Committee Members: Stephen Ryan, Andrew Coon, Jodie O’Connor, Laura Deriu, Lisa Gleeson, William Farnsworth

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.


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