Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.
Preview the next generation of homegrown directors.
Forms collide in this assorted collection of visual storytelling.
Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.
A refreshingly original, sci-fi-tinged tale of gender, reproduction, normativity and family that follows two couples struggling with infertility.
A tailor wrestles with his sexuality in this deeply felt film about the many forms that love can take within and outside a marriage.
The genuinely inspirational story of how ‘trauma cleaner’ Sandra Pankhurst responded to an unseen world with radical kindness.
This dazzling, Locarno award-winning experimental work explores the interiority of a mind in which pain takes the form of a creature.
Far-reaching, resonating subjects pulled from various corners of the world.
Acclaimed filmmaker Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) collaborates with trans trailblazer Georgie Stone for this story of activism and gender affirmation.
She gamed a transphobic medical system – and now this hybrid documentary about trans identity gets playful in telling her community’s stories.
Questioning their gender identity, a young person shares a transformative night out with a stranger in this experiment with form and perspective.
Alex Dimitriades is magnetic in Ana Kokkinos’s bold and brutal feature about a queer Greek Australian man’s ecstatic journey to find himself.
Yann Gonzalez (Knife + Heart) directs queer pop star Oliver Sim in this unsettling three-part musical about a celebrity appearing on a talk show.
A pioneering work of LGBTQIA+ representation that deftly punctures social myths around homosexuality in 1970s Melbourne.
An award-packed cornucopia from directors known and new.
Three queer performers’ emotional journeys come to vivid, exhilarating life through the trance-like performance art of lip-syncing.
In the first ever Pakistani film to premiere at Cannes – where it won the Queer Palm – a young man is torn between social conformity and pleasure.
A revealing (in more ways than one) look at sexually charged gay youth and the connections made in the heat of naked self-discovery.
Emma-Kate Croghan’s rom-com about five uni students and their intertwined sexual and academic crises captures the chaos and energy of 1990s Melbourne.
Colorado’s Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop to this exquisite romantic drama about a lonely woman yearning to reconnect with an old flame.
Following the election of a far-right president, one Afro-Brazilian family takes stock while its youngest member dreams of outer space.
A queer woman returns to her Lagos home in search of healing, where she discovers a new understanding of the people and experiences that shaped her.
Winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Jury Award, this is the true story of two women who survived WWII’s horrors and smashed social taboos to pursue love.
A wildly ambitious, radically experimental Afrofuturist musical that transcends space, time and gender from visionary poet and musician Saul Williams.
Goran Stolevski’s heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale will make you swoon from beginning to end.
A classic Fassbinder film is reimagined as a story of sadomasochistic queer male desire – and a riff on the auteur’s own tumultuous personal life.
What would you get if you threw John Waters, Marlon Brando and A Clockwork Orange into a neon-soaked celluloid blender? This film might be the answer.
Avant-garde alchemist Michael Robinson (Onward Lossless Follows, Light Is Waiting) captures the elation of losing oneself in an age of rupture.
For one teenager, queer identity collides with familial expectation and the intricacies of the immigrant experience.
This surprising and transcendent Sundance award-winner stars a gender-defying belly dancer as a crane operator in Beirut.
Frankie and Charlie regret moving into a tiny home, but a sick cockatiel offers a welcome distraction.
Winner of Cannes’ Short Film Queer Palm, this tender, ethereal essay follows a Chinese filmmaker returning home in search of love and acceptance.