BEACH RATS just one of the MGFF 2018 films. 

Queer Screen’s 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival is 15 February – 1 March 2018 and the full program has just been announced.

 To help you decide 
from the huge array of films on offer
 look out for  a series of  reviews 
from The Sydney Arts Guide.

 With more than 60 Australian premieres, two World Premieres, abundant award-winning films and 12 different short film packages, the Festival will showcase 55 feature length films and 69 short films in 71 sessions.

The Festival opens with IDEAL HOME, a hilarious dramedy about an extravagant bickering couple played by Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd who must look after a grandson they never knew they had.

Closing Night film is the quirky coming-of- age and award-winning FREAK SHOW featuring the camp and courageous Billy Bloom who is determined to live life as his fabulous self. With cameos from Bette Midler and Laverne Cox, it’s a great celebration of being here and being queer!

This year’s Festival will host a countdown of the Top 25 LGBTIQ Films of All Time as voted by Queer Screen fans, and discussed by local film experts Kate Jinx, Matt Ravier and Lisa Rose.

Tickets for all films are on sale now including flexi passes to 5 or 10 films.  Please visit or the Mardi Gras Film Festival app, or call (02) 9280 1533 to book. Become a Queer Screen member for discounted tickets and priority entry.