Queer films set to roll in Bendigo 

Bring the tissues. That is the message for this year’s three-day Bendigo Queer Film Festival and for the Australian feature film Monster Pies, you will need a box full, says festival convenor Daniel Borton.

Now in its 10th year, the Bendigo festival is the longest running queer film festival in regional Australia and the only one in Victoria, Mr Borton said. 

“The festival is about providing local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people, the general community living in central Victoria and those who visit the region, with cultural and artistic opportunities,” he said.

Mark Wiseman is part of the volunteer corps and tips his hat to Melbourne Queer Film Festival director Lisa Daniel who also curates the Bendigo Queer Film Festival.

“This year we’ve also made some changes to the format, taking it back to three days with eight film sessions,” he said.

Friends Alike of Bendigo and local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Social Support Group, will host the opening night party on April 26 at the Visual Arts Centre and more celebrations are planned over the weekend including a birthday cake, eight feature films, the Queer Country Art Exhibition, and the convenor’s brunch on April 28.

The Bendigo Queer Film Festival will be held at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo, and runs from April 26 until April 28. 

Tickets are available online. 

For more information contact Mr Wiseman on 0419 630 027 or Mr Borton on 0400 918 759.

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