Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 – a wild, queer frontier

The 2022 selection of LGBTIQ+ films features more than 100 films from 37 different countries.
still from the film Wildhood, which opens the 2022 mardi Gras Film Festival.

The pick of LGBTIQ+ storytelling from around the globe is coming to Sydney once again, thanks to Queer Screen’s 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival. This year’s selection features a lineup of 119 films from 37 different countries, delivered across 14 days. And the best thing about it? With new live streaming options, you’ll never have to leave your couch.

With a focus on global First Nations storytelling, the opening night film Wildhood depicts the tale of a two-spirit youth named Link who, together with a pow wow dancer named Pasmay, sets out on a journey across Canada to find his birth mother and reclaim his Mi’kmaw heritage. The Opening Night Gala takes place on Thursday February 17 at Event Cinemas.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports