2017 Mardi Gras Film Festival

Over 100 films from around the world that celebrate, explore and openly discuss LGBTQI issues will be showing in Sydney to the delight of movie lovers.

If there is one thing that truly can bring people together it’s a cracking good film. Literally, you’re in that room with a bunch of strangers for up to two hours. 

The Mardi Gras Film Festival, as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, launched on February the 15 and will be shown in various cinemas across Sydney until March 2. 

Presented by Queer Screen, the festival is a chance to share the experiences and lives of gay, lesbian, trans and bi people from around the world. It’s also a chance to for LGBTQI directors to showcase their work.

Such as Out of Iraq – a documentary about Nayyef Hrebid, a US military translator, who meets and falls in love with Btoo Allami, a fellow Iraqi soldier. The film tells how Hrebid and Allami face new dangers in an already dangerous land and find a way to flee the country.

In award-winning Australian director Craig Boreham’s Teenage Kicks, a 17-year-old boy is struggling to come to grips with the recent death of his brother, his duty to his family following their loss and his own awakening desires, including wanting to run away with his closest friend and start anew. 

With even more films from Thailand, China, America, Italy and Brazil the Mardi Gras Film Festival is a celebration of cultural diversity like no other. 

For information on ticketing, including venues, head straight to the official Mardi Gras Film Festival website

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