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My Queer Career Retrospective

This year Queer Screen celebrates the 25th anniversary of My Queer Career. This prestigious competition was established in 1994 to showcase the best Australian queer short films. The competition is a great platform for emerging and established filmmakers to get their LGBTIQ work noticed. With the support of Create NSW the 2018 retrospective is a greatest hits compilation of shorts from My Queer Careers history.

The retrospective features 12 films including a number by NSW filmmakers including Ex (2004) by festival favourite Julie Kalceff (Starting From Now).

“The quality and sheer volume of queer content has increased dramatically over My Queer Careers history. This is largely due to the work Queer Screen does in supporting the LGBTIQ filmmaking community and events such as the Mardi Gras Film Festival. It means a great deal to me to receive that support and be a part of this community,” said Julie.

"My Queer Career has been important to me in so many ways. As a storyteller, it gave me a space to reach the audience I wanted to reach but as a filmmaker it provided a community and a really valuable network of other LGBTQI+ filmmaking peers,” said Craig Boreham (Teengage Kicks), who has the record as the most featured director in the history of My Queer Career.

“Queer Screen has nurtured a whole generation of Australian queer filmmakers and stories and have really helped us take our work out into the world."

The My Queer Career Retrospective Gala includes 12 short films screening with a 20-minute interval on Thursday Feb 22 at 6:30pm at Event Cinemas George Street with many of the filmmakers present and will be followed by a gala after party in Gold Class.

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