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Bathurst Queer Screen Film Festival - Best of the Fest and Official Launch of the Bathurst Mardi Gras '24

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​Don't miss your chance to experience this eclectic collection of some of the best short films from this year's Mardi Gras Film Festival!


Bathurst Queer Screen Film Festival - Best of the Fest, proudly supporting the Bathurst Mardi Gras 2024


Charles Sturt University is proud to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer community (LGBTIQA+) by returning as a regional partner for the Queer Screen Film Festival – Best of the Fest. This regional roadshow will feature six of the best and freshest queer films from this year’s festival.

These exclusive screenings featuring queer films from around the globe will be shared with regional audiences and will take place across Charles Sturt University campuses in Port Macquarie, Bathurst and Dubbo. From heart-warming tales to powerful narratives, our curated selection of short films promises to captivate and inspire. Explore a variety of genres, including drama, comedy, romance, and more, all while celebrating the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community.

To celebrate stories from the queer perspective Charles Sturt University is proud to be the regional partner of the Queer Screen Film Festival highlighting the importance of sharing queer stories with communities outside of the traditional metro audiences. The festival is held Australia-wide and is coming to Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, Bathurst & Dubbo for exclusive Best of the Fest screenings for one night only in each location.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to discover talented filmmakers and their exceptional storytelling abilities. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or simply appreciate outstanding cinema, the Queer Screen Short Film Festival is an event you won't want to miss!

Festival tickets are $10 each. Unclassified 15+ (anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult)

With thanks to our supporting community partners:

Headspace - Port Macquarie, Bathurst and Dubbo

Out Loud & Proud - Port Macquarie

Arts OutWest, - Bathurst, proudly supporting the Bathurst Mardi Gras 2024.

Six amazing films to be showcased:



1. Cold Water

Cold Water
In St Kilda, an elderly woman’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when her husband takes up a bizarre new hobby.






2. The Talent

2. The Talent
On the set of a luxury car commercial, an overlooked assistant seizes his chance to get noticed by the star. Filmed on a Virtual Production Stage, The Talent is a tense exploration of masculinity, desire and becoming starring Golden Globe nominee Emma D'Arcy.

3. Longing

Longing
On the night before her flight home, a Malaysian woman with a secret finds herself on an impromptu date with another woman.

4. Scaring Women at Night

Scaring Women at Night
Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection forcing them to question who they're afraid of and why.

5. Buffer Zone

Buffer Zone
Two young soldiers across enemy lines fall in love and find escape from their oppressive environments through music.

6. Queen Size

Queen sIZE
This morning, Marina has an appointment with Charlie to sell her a mattress. This evening, she will cancel her plane for Reunion. But they don't know that yet.





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