Queer Screen Goes To Cannes For A Second Year

Australian non-profit Queer Screen returns to Cannes as it packs five productions into the acclaimed Marche du Film, occurring in conjunction with the 77th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera this month.

'Under The Influencer'

Seven festivals from across the globe were invited by the Marche du Film to showcase their selection. The 2024 event sees Queer Screen, producers of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Festival, returning to the invite-only line-up for a second year. Queer Screen is the Goes To Cannes programme’s only LGBTQIA+ partner.

“We are thrilled about being invited back,” Festival Director Lisa Rose says. “Last year's participation significantly bolstered the presence of Queer Screen and Mardi Gras Film Festival on the global stage, but more importantly, as the only LGBTQIA+ film festival involved, it provided invaluable opportunities for filmmakers championing queer content.”

Heart Of The Man
'Heart Of The Man'

The five films selected for this year’s Marche du Film showcase narratives spanning the spectrum of gay, lesbian, pansexual, bisexual, and transgender experiences. The showcase includes three Australian and two international projects.

‘From All Sides’ tells a culturally diverse story about a multiracial bisexual married couple and their teenage children; ‘Heart Of The Man’ is about a young boxing prodigy coming to terms with his sexuality; ‘Strange Creatures’ sees two estranged brothers forced back into each other’s lives and tasked with scattering the ashes of their mother; ‘Under The Influencer’ sees a struggling digital artist who has her work appropriated by a popular art curator; and ‘Arms Of A Man’ follows a 30-year-old city-dweller compelled to spend ten days mourning his father in the countryside, and bonds with a local farmer struggling to stay unmarried.

Queer Screen’s selection will be shown at Cannes Marche du Film on 18 May.