Geelong Pride Film Festival

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


Film Submissions for 2022

Calling all LGBTIQ+ Filmmakers. Geelong pride Film Festival is now open for submissions for our 2022 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

About Geelong Pride Film Festival 

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in an 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 through an annual film festival and a series of special screenings and events.

GPFF also supports local filmmakers through prizes and commissions.

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 Platform Arts and Village Geelong are wheelchair accessible.

For our 2021 festival all online on-demand screenings come with optional captions that can be switched on and off.

The Pivotonian and Village Geelong have 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.
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Geelong Pride Film Festival Committee 2022

Chair/President - Dr Stephen Ryan

Vice President - Lorcane Deriu

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. WorkSafe Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health have supported GPFF with session sponsorship and as Gold Sponsors. The Pivotonian Cinema, is the home of the Geelong Pride Film Festival showing diverse and high quality independent cinema year round.  Selected programming has been developed and provided in collaboration with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Platform Youth Arts and Village Cinemas Geelong are our secondary venue partners. Piano Bar is the official bar of the festival and are Gold sponsors. Geelong Rainbow Inc, Creative Geelong 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 geelongpridefilm@gmail.com.


Geelong Pride Film Festival Screenplay Commission

The 2021 Geelong Pride Film Festival Screenplay Commission is now closed for submissions. The commission will be announced later 2021.

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

Previous Screenings and Events

2021

Geelong Pride Film Festival 2021 was held from 14 April to 16 May 2021 including 15 in-person screenings at the Pivotonian Cinema and Village Geelong and an online festival.

Supernova - April 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Documentary Shorts - April 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Happy Endings 2021 - April 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Ahead of the Curve - - April 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
From Now On - Short Films - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
And Then We Danced - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Breaking Fast - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Knowing Me, Knowing Her - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Rainbow Shorts 2021 - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Youth Shorts - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Steelers - May 2021 - Village Cinemas Geelong
Summerland - May 2021 - Village Cinemas Geelong
The Man with the Answers - May 2021 - Village Cinemas Geelong
RÅ«rangi - May 2021 - Village Cinemas Geelong
The Greenhouse - May 2021 - The Pivotonian Cinema

Rainbow Shorts 2021 - January 2021 (Dive In - Mergulhe Em Mim, Three Triple As, Leeway, Abby and Emily Go to Palm Springs, I Am Me, Closets - Almariyaan, Taiwan Pride for the World, Prince of Hearts - Hartenprins, Threesome, Delivery Boy, GirlsBoysMix, Night of the Butterfly, I Don't' Know)

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

GPFF Founding Committee Members: Stephen Ryan, Andrew Coon, Jodie O’Connor, Lorcane 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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