Perth PRIDE Queer Film Festival 2020 Programme

Written by Staff Writers
Category: TV & Film Published: Friday, 28 February 2020 09:09

Perth's PRIDE Queer Film Festival will hold nine screenings across seven days in 2020.

Included in the festival are 5 feature films and 50 short films, showcasing the very best of international queer cinema, with proceeds going to Pride WA.

Artistic Director Mark Reid wanted to make sure the PRIDE Queer Film Festival was filled with thought-provoking, emotional, funny and captivating work: “I didn’t want
o put films in the festival that were ‘happy-ever-after-films’.” he says. “These films from all over the world need to push the boundaries, show the depth of filmmaking and have a strong queer narrative that show the lived experience that is still happening out there.”

Each night of the festival will feature a range of short films from around the world, adding depth and experience to the programme and expanding the narrative of queer experiences.

Flying into Perth for the world premiere of opening night film 'Spencer', the star, co-author and producer Adam Noviello will host a Q&A with the audience after the screening, talking about the production of the film and the importance of diverse cinema.

'Spencer' will be complemented by Australian shorts 'Tribunal' and 'YES!'.

With a strong collection of shorts submitted in 2020, it was a difficult choice to shortlist. This year there will be four short film sessions, featuring some of the best short queer films from around the world including the USA, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Russian Federation, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil and Turkey. All of the feature films will have their premiere in Perth.

“The rich depth of films that were submitted for inclusion this year were incredible and made the job of putting the festival programme together really hard,” Mark says. “I wanted to make sure that we were able to give representation to different queer narratives and stories.”

A record number of Australian shorts were submitted this year, which means there's a screening exclusively featuring Australian short films!

PRIDE Queer Film Festival Programme

Wednesday 4 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
SPENCER (Australia) - OPENING NIGHT
TRIBUNAL (Short film from Australia)
YES! (Short film from Australia)

Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
CHILDREN OF LONERS (Czech Republic)
THEY DANCE (Short Film from UK)

Friday 6 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
SELL BY (USA)
GUILLERMO ON THE ROOF (Short film from Spain)
REPRESENT (Short film from USA)
EXT. TORONTO NIGHT (Short film from USA)

Saturday 7 March, 3.30pm (4.00pm Film)
International Short Films
WHAT IS THE DESTINATION? (Brazil)
PLUNGE (UK)
DOPPIO SEI (Italy)
FREE FUN (Turkey)
THE MIND OF JULIANE (UK)
THE COMMITMENT (USA)
EMAPTHY’S BIRTHDAY (USA)

Saturday 7 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
Men’s Shorts
DIX PIX (UK)
SHARED (France)
THE TASK (Netherlands)
YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY (Canada)
WELCOME TO ATHENS (Greece)
STALLS (USA)
SUNSHINE IN THE RUINS (Taiwan)
BEAT (Canada)
DREAMING LIKE LOUIS (France)
AMARE AFFONDO (Italy)
WELCOME TO THE WORLD (USA)

Sunday 8 March, 3.30pm (4.00pm Film)
International Short Films
MARIE (Brazil)
BY THE BREAST OF GIRL (Australia)
TRANSPIRATION (Australia)
WILD GRASS (France)
KIKO’S SAINTS (France)
SHOW (France)
UNCONDITIONAL (USA)
A BIG FAT TAIWANESE SAME-SEX WEDDING BANQUET (Taiwan)
PINEAPPLE (UK)
SWUARE ONE (UK)

Sunday 8 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
Australian Short Film Showcase
PRETTY GROSS AND INCREDIBLY INTIMATE
LIFE IS FINE
BOLDLY GO
SINGING FOR OUR TRUE HEART
OP SHOP
THE HOLLOW HOURS
HEAVEN
PRETTY BOY
INTIMATE STRANGERS
MUMMY’S BOY
YI-LYN THE BUTCHERS WIFE

Monday 9 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
THE UNLIKELY STORY OF THE LESBIANS OF FIRST FRIDAY (USA)
COMING HOME (Short film from UK)
SHADOW SIDE (Short film from Russian Federation)
STRAWBERRY NIGHT (Short film from China)

Tuesday 10 March, 6.30pm (7.00pm Film)
THESE PECULIAR DAYS (Mexico)
INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS (Short film from Brazil)
SOUTH OF HEAVEN (Short film from Netherlands)

PRIDE Queer Film Festival plays The Backlot Perth 4-10 March.

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