St Kilda Film Festival Pride Showcase

Book tickets

Image: 'Are You Still Watching?' - directed by Tali Polichtuk and Kitty Chrystal

Thought-provoking stories from LGBTQIA+ filmmakers

As part of the Film Festival’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2024, the St Kilda Film Festival is proud to present this fantastic selection of some of the best short films from the last three years of the Festival’s LGBTQIA+ program "Pride Without Prejudice", hosted in the beautiful Victorian Pride Centre Theatrette which has housed the program for the last two years.

This showcase distills the diversity and breadth of forms and subjects of LGBTQIA+ filmmaking into one evening full of beautiful cinematic lines, moving relationships, avant-garde commentary, inspirational personal documentary, and raucous comedy.

With a powerful authenticity of vision, direct gaze, and inspirational vulnerability, this taste of short form cinema will take you on a journey through profound and thought-provoking stories from LGBTQIA+ filmmakers.

Some (but not all) of the films screening are:

  • Fearless: Jazmin Theodora (dir. Nicole Sullivan)
    Jazmin is a psychic and tarot card reader. All her life she has tried to stay true to herself, paying no mind to those who wanted to tear her down. At 83, she plays an active part in her community, and her psychic abilities attract people from all around Australia.
  • Tuī Ná (dir. William Duan)
    A 17 year-old boy struggles to reconcile his burgeoning queer identity with his filial duties and the expectations of his Chinese immigrant mother.
  • Are You Still Watching? (dir. Tali Polichtuk)
    Forced into near-isolation during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters.

Image 1: ''Tuī Ná' - Directed by William Duan
Image 2: ''Fearless: Jazmin Theodora' - Directed by Nicole Sullivan
Image 3: ''Good Times That's Okay' - Directed by Amanda Kaye
Image 4: ''The Test' - Directed by Jessica Smith
Image 5: ''Best Wishes' - Directed by Xiaon Zhang

Website Facebook Instagram Video
Presented by the St Kilda Film Festival and the City of Port Phillip


Event & ticketing details

Book tickets


Assistive Listening
Open Captioned
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN Wed 7 Feb 7:30pm
CAPTIONED Wed 7 Feb 7:30pm


FULL $15.00
CONC $12.50
First Nations $12.50
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Victorian Pride Centre - Theatrette

79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Get directions


3a, 16, 96 to stop 133 | tram 12 to stop 143

Event notes


Nudity, Strong language, Strobe lights, Images or recordings of Aboriginal people who have passed away, References to drug use, Mature themes

You might also be interested in...

Principal Partners
Major Partners
Gold Partners