Tag: Brisbane Mardi Gras

Brisbane Queer Film Festival is back this March 11-21


Featuring a program of bold, defiant and refreshingly authentic queer storytelling by and for the queer community, the annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival’s back for 2021. Taking place at New Farm Cinemas, the festival program is made up of 14 features, 3 shorts sessions, 6 documentaries, with 17 Queensland premieres, and 3 Australian premieres, and special presentations of the auteur of Taiwanese Second Wave cinema, Tsai Ming-Liang’s Days (Rizi), in partnership with Queensland Film Festival; 25th anniversary screening of Bloodsisters in partnership with Sissy Screens and Institute of Modern Art. Some highlights to look out for are: The tender and playful UK documentary, Posy Dixon’s Keyboard Fantasies, the story of Beverly Glenn-Copeland a trans* elder and musician rediscovered by the youth in the experimental contemporary music scene. The latest and ‘biggest budget’ Bruce LaBruce feature Saint-Narcisse in all its twinning glory, ultimately is a film about the bond of family. Australian filmmakers Thomas Wilson-White & Lizzie Cater’s new feature The Greenhouse – a magic-realist film asking what would you do, if you could go back in time, will make its Queensland premiere and the Teddy award winning feature from Faraz Shariat, German/Iranian story No Hard Feelings.  Along with two Australian Premieres from the voices of future trans*/non-binary/queer storytelling, Lia Hietala & Hannah Reinikainen’s Always Amber and Olivia Peace’s Tahara, evoking the unique confines of contemporary youth by shooting in a tight 1:1 aspect ratio (Instagram). There’s a lot on. Head to the BQFF website for more.

Gay Brisbane: what to do this Mardi Gras 2021

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Go to WET DECK this 7 March for Mardi Gras gayness. Why? Because W Brisbane and ENN are making a splash at Mardi Gras weekend with an epic recovery pool party. Complete with drinks, hot bodies and sunshine, it’ll all be happening against the backdrop of phat beats from COLADA by DJ ENN that will be whipping out some seriously fun beats at Brisbane’s hottest pool bar. Go from 2-7pm on 7 March 2021 for only $45. Get your tickets here.