When
March 14 – 25 2019

Where
Village Cinemas Jam Factory, ACMI Cinema, Cinema Nova 

MQFF Chapel Street

VILLAGE CINEMAS JAM FACTORY MAJOR NEW VENUE TO CO-HOST MQFF 2019

Exciting changes are in store for the 2019 season of the annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema.

For the first time in the event’s proud history, MQFF will proudly embrace a thrilling new screening partner in Village Cinemas Jam Factory (South Yarra), who, in addition to Cinema Nova (Carlton) and traditional key venue, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) (Melbourne City), will present the 2019 Festival.

Over twelve unforgettable days from 14 to 25 March 2019, audiences will enjoy a stellar selection of the world’s finest LGBTIQ cinema across these three fabulous venues – what’s not to love about that?!

The Festival’s 29th season will launch in style with a spectacular Gala at Village Cinemas Jam Factory, to be followed by the event’s famed Opening Night celebrations at a nearby venue in Melbourne’s eclectic Chapel Street Precinct.

“After a record-breaking Festival in 2018, MQFF is thrilled to be screening right across Melbourne with a CBD venue, one in the inner north, and now with one in the inner south too. This will make the Festival more readily accessible and better engaged with our audiences than ever before,” said MQFF Chief Executive Officer, Maxwell Gratton.

To further underpin MQFF’s commitment to creating a community Festival vibe, ‘hubs’ will be set up at each venue to allow for people to connect, engage and celebrate LGBTIQ film and the moving image in safe and welcoming environments.

With ACMI originally unavailable for 2019, new horizons had to be explored and Village Cinemas Jam Factory with its prime location and state-of-the-art facilities emerged as the obvious choice to host the Festival in conjunction with Melbourne’s beloved Cinema Nova.

“We are so incredibly proud that the Chapel Precinct will be part of MQFF’s 2019 calendar. Chapel Street has always been proudly ‘different’ and this festival is the perfect fit for our diverse community. We look forward to engaging our members to leverage this unique and extraordinary opportunity” – Chrissie Maus, Chapel Street Precinct Association, General Manager

2019 will allow MQFF to scale even greater heights by inviting Festival-goers to savour new venues in the lead-up to the event’s 30th anniversary in 2020 for which ACMI will be unavailable due to renovations.

“I am excited about MQFF’s ability to curate an even bigger program to deliver more options for our audience to watch our films right across Melbourne. The Village Cinemas Jam Factory will enable MQFF to take the Festival to the next level,” said MQFF Program Director, Spiro Economopoulos.

www.mqff.com.au

THE LATEST

Overheard on Chapel Street

| News | No Comments

You can’t make this stuff up. Real submissions and real conversations from Chapel Precinct. Tell us what you’ve overheard.

Rafiki 2019 MQFF

MQFF in Chapel Precinct 2019

| Events, Play | No Comments
Exciting changes are in store for the 2019 season of the annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), Australia’s largest and longest running celebration of queer cinema. For the first time...
VAMFF 2019

VAMFF Runway 5 Giveaway

| Events, Fashion | No Comments
WIN TICKETS TO VAMFF 2019! Hey you! We have a double pass to VAMFF 2019 Runway 5 in our hot little hands to giveaway! To WIN - tag your stylish...
VAMFF 2019 Chapel Street

VAMFF 2019 in Chapel Precinct

| Events, Fashion | No Comments
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) returns for ten days this March for it's 23rd year celebrating all things style. Our iconic fashion and shopping precinct is of course...
Hakwers Sample Wine Bar

Hawkers Beer Night at Sample Wine Bar

| Drink, Events | No Comments

Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.

Chasers Nightclub Chapel Street Boy George

Party with Boy George at Chasers Nightclub

| Drink, Events, Play | No Comments

Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.

Jungle-Boy Boston Sub Chapel Street

Pucker Up! Kiss Goodbye to a Cheesy V-Day and Celebrate Love Less Conventional on Chapel

| Drink, Eat, Fashion, Fitness, Play | No Comments

Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.

Forgotten Places Chapel Street

Avoid Getting Love(sick) this Valentine’s Day on Chapel Street

| Drink, Eat, Fashion, Fitness, Play | No Comments
Before you start feeling sorry for your single self, let us tell you now, being single on V-Day is SO perfect. It’s the top excuse to spoil yourself silly, spend...