MQFF Releases Glorious Program of Queer Cinema

32nd Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Past event in Melbourne
Various locations
10th-21st November, 2022
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival returns for 2022 with a lineup of films to entertain, educate, shock and titillate.

This year's MQFF program has been released and it features everything from big budget hollywood blockbuster Bros, to film festival darlings such as Cannes Queer Palm winner, Joyland.

There are some re-releases of classics such as John Waterman's notorious cult classic Pink Flamingos which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Lesbian classic But I'm a Cheerleader has also been re-released as a director's cut.

If you’re looking for something a little more fleshy, Lonesome could check all the boxes. With fresh-faced actors and plenty of steamy action, Lonesome is a sexually-charged coming-of-age story that titillates as well as entertains.

Our picks are British gay rugby drama In from the Side, a documentary showcasing Victoria's drag scene, Victorian Queens, and opening night feature Private Desert, a queer romance set in contemporary Brazil.

Films will be played at several cinemas across the city - ACMI in Federation Square, Jam Factory in Prahran, Cinema Nova in Carlton and, for an outdoor experience, the rooftop cinema at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Read more about Melbourne Queer Film Festival in the Melbourne City Guide.