Melbourne Queer Film Festival announces award winners & titles on streaming

MQFF has wrapped for another year with a number of Australian films taking home jury prizes – and many more selections available to stream from anywhere.

The 32nd Melbourne Queer Film Festival has announced its Jury Award winners, with Australian shorts Beautiful They, Sparkles, and The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone taking out the top gongs.

The City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short Film – valued at $5,000 – went to Beautiful They, directed by Cloudy Rhodes. This winner also qualifies as MQFF’s original selection for the Iris Prize – the largest prize for the LGBTIQ+ short films worldwide.

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