MQFF Presents: Midsumma Movies - Australian-Made Shorts

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Join us to celebrate the brightest and best Australian queer filmmakers, highlighting the richness of storytelling and the breadth of original talent working in Australia today.


A Former Lover Bakes Themselves Into a Pie (DIR: Matt Jenner): A timid lover finds the courage to bake themselves into a giant pie as a means to escape a toxic relationship in this surreal, dark breakup comedy.

Cut (DIR: Samuel Lucas Allen): Daniel’s just trying to fit in at school. But when he’s bullied for both his Jewish identity and his sexuality, can tradition offer a reprieve?

Hedgehog (DIR: Jasper Caverly): Some days start out rough, as trans teen Brig Huang experiences when they have to wrangle getting hold of the morning-after pill on a mighty hangover.

Jia (DIR: Vee Shi): Still grieving the death of his boyfriend, Eric has to host his partner’s mum, Ming, who is visiting from China and has no idea about their relationship.

Teach Me How to Fly (DIR: Samantha Harris): Who hasn’t fallen head-over-heels for their best mate while making them a feathered costume they’ll plunge into the murky depths of the Yarra during the Moomba Birdman Rally?

The Pansy of Pickadee (DIR: Gus George, Paddy Morahan): The Dressmaker star Roy Barker narrates this bittersweet line-drawn animation that celebrates a brave queer hero while indulging the love of saucy rhyming couplets.

Weedling (DIR: Angie Black): Domestic violence disproportionately affects trans and gender-diverse young adults. This heartfelt exploration of survival offers respite through nature’s grace.

2022-23, Australia, 111 mins, U18+

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WHEN Sat 27 Jan 1pm
DURATION 1hr 45m


FULL $25.50
CONC $21.50
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