Melbourne Queer Film Festival appoints Cerise Howard as program director

MQFF has secured festival programmer and film commentator Cerise Howard as their new program director.

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival has found its new program director in the form of Cerise Howard, an experienced film festival programmer and co-founder of both the Czech and Slovak Film Festival and the Melbourne Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival.

It was announced today that Howard, a non-binary trans woman, would board the MQFF as its program director imminently.

‘With her extensive experience in film festival programming and commitment to championing underrepresented voices in cinema, Cerise is the perfect fit to lead MQFF’s programming into the future,’ a representative of MQFF said in a statement.

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