Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023

Close up of a young woman looking through a fish tank at a goldfish.
24-26 March
Arc Cinema
$19.90 / $17.90 per session

The NFSA is proud to present highlights from Queer Screen’s 30th edition of the Mardi Gras Film Festival. As well as the award-winning work of exciting new filmmakers, the festival honours those who have come before – including a special retrospective of the work of one of Queer Screen’s founders, Stephen Cummins, presented in partnership with the NFSA.

It’s time to let the best in queer cinema awaken your senses.


In From the Side - 24 March, 7:00pm

The Venus Effect - 25 March, 6:00pm

Best of MGFF23 Shorts - 25 March, 8:30pm

Stephen Cummins Retrospective + Q&A - 26 March, 5:00pm



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