Geelong Pride Film Festival

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

About Geelong Pride Film Festival 

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) is 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 2024

Chair/President - Dr Stephen Ryan

Secretary/Treasurer - Andrew Coon

Committee Member - Dr Chloe Benson

Committee Member - Craig Jones

Committee Member - Jodie O'Connor

Committee Member - David Scoble


Sponsors

The festival would not be possible without our sponsors and partners.  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, Great Ocean Road Gin and Thorne Harbour Health have supported GPFF with session sponsorship and as Gold Sponsors. Meli are Silver Sponsors and Liberty Disability Services have joined us this year as Bronze Sponsors. The Pivotonian Cinema, is the home of the Geelong Pride Film Festival showing diverse and high quality independent cinema year round.  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 festival@gpff.org.au


Geelong Pride Film Festival Screenplay Commission

The 2022 Geelong Pride Film Festival Screenplay Commission has been awarded to Laura Baron and Chiara Watt for their screenplay for the short film TWIN ROOM.

Previous Commission Recipients

2022 - Laura Baron and Chiara Watt - TWIN ROOM
2021 - Emmanuelle Mattana - CHERRY PICKING
2020 - Andrew Blogg - DARYL / POOFTA
2019 - Joshua Machuca - LOVE LOCKS
2018 - Harriet Crawford - THE WEDDING PLAN

The 2022 commission was supported by the City of Greater Geelong's Arts and Culture department.  


Previous Screenings and Events

2022

Geelong Pride Film Festival 2022 was held from 1 April to 10 May 2022 including 13 in-person screenings at the Pivotonian Cinema and Village Geelong, a lecture event at Geelong Library and an online festival.

Swan Song - April 2022 - Village Cinemas
Sweetheart - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Happy Endings Shorts 2022 - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Mascarpone - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema
Youth Shorts 2022 - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema  
Gender Frontiers Short Films - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema    
Finlandia - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema      
Wildhood - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema        
No Straight Lines - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema          
Lesbian Shorts - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema            
Tove - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema              
Firebird - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema                
Rainbow Shorts 2022 - April 2022 - The Pivotonian Cinema                  
No Ordinary Man - April 2022 - Online                    
Pat Rocco Dared - April 2022 - Online                    

Bennedetta - February 2022                    

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

The Geelong Pride film Festival planned for 2nd - 5th April 2020 was postponed due to Covid.  

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, Laura 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 our respect to their Elders past and present and we pay respect to their connections to land, waters, and community.


Sponsors and Supporters