The 17th annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival program has launched with 16 feature films and two Queer Shorts sessions to be screened at the historic New Farm Cinemas from Thursday 18 – Sunday 28 February.

The program features films from all over the world, with highlights including Australian documentary Remembering The Man – a documentary focusing on Holding The Man’s Tim Conigrave and John Caleo; Opening Night Gala film 54: The Director’s Cut by Mark Christopher; The 40th anniversary screening of Australian classic The Devil’s Playground; and a double documentary session celebrating the butch lesbian identity.

The festival program includes films from Kenya, Lithuania, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA, Spain, Mexico and Australia, with films featuring well-known actors like Lily Tomlin, Laverne Cox, Mike Myers, Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Simon Burke and Patricia Velasquez.

Brisbane Queer Film Festival follows on from MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture as part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Queer Month.

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