Must See LGBTQIA+ Films At MIFF

Image- MIFF Talks - Queer Activism: From Life to Screen (2021).

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Your Go-To-Guide For MIFF's Queer Themed Films For 2021.

Our friends at Melbourne International Film Festival are providing us with the lockdown entertainment we all need right now with their stream from home festival, MIFF PLAY.

Until Sunday 22 August, you can bring MIFF to your very loungeroom, with each of the following films just $14 to rent, except for the free MIFF Talks session. You an even order gourmet food and beverages from the website to create the perfect night-in. 

If you're indecisive and sick of scrolling through films, don't worry, we've compiled a list of queer-themed picks four you to stream from you or your bubble buddy's home.

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977)

The first feature documentary made by queer filmmakers about the histories of 26 gay Americans, ranging in age from 18 to 77.

Wojnarowicz (2020)

A documentary about a gay activist and artist who died of AIDS in 1992.


A thriller/murder mystery about a trans woman who reverberates in the lives of the people around her.

The Macaluso Sisters (2020)

A melancholy and moving tale of five Sicilian sisters whose lives are forever changed by a trauma from their youth.

No Ordinary Man (2020)

Maliciously outed after his death, musician Billy Tipton is now a transmasculine icon.

Days (2021)

The intricacies of a moment of connection are dwelt on in this meditative examination of male desire.

North by Current (2021)

A bold and boundary-pushing work of nonfiction cinema, this part road movie, part video essay documents a trans person's turbulent family past.

Celts (2021)

This complex, evocative period piece about human disconnection invites you to a party in 1990s Belgrade – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume optional.

Nudo Mixteco (2021)

The lives of Indigenous women collide in this powerful feature of the gender and sexuality trials encountered by 3 different women. 

Social Hygiene (2021)

Humorous and deadpan, skewering the long history of male entitlement through sardonic, time-period-crossing verbal duels that play out like French classical theatre.

Sisters With Transistors (2020)

A documentary of the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

MIFF Talks - Queer Activism: From Life to Screen (2021)

A panel of filmmakers, academics and activists explore one of the prevalent documentary themes in this year’s festival: queer activism. 

Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions (2000)

Lesbian feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer documentary about the complexity of giving up one’s autonomy in the art world.

Images and content taken from the official MIFF website.


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