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Mardi Gras Film Festival Online 2022

Can't make it to this year's MGFF in person? You can also watch along from home.
By Sarah Ward
January 19, 2022
By Sarah Ward
January 19, 2022

For the 29th time, the Mardi Gras Film Festival is back — and just like in 2021, that's great news for more than just cinema-going Sydneysiders. If you feel more comfortable watching from home during the current Omicron outbreak, attending a film festival isn't always accessible to you for health or work reasons or you're a fan of LGBTQIA+ movies located elsewhere in Australia, you'll also be able to enjoy this year's MGFF digitally as well.

Yes, that means if you're in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or elsewhere across the country, you now have a feast of queer cinema coming your way. More titles are available at the fest's in-person event compared to its digital lineup, but more than half of the program will be screening online for those playing along at home and interstate.

You'll want to watch from Thursday, February 17–Thursday, March 3, and highlights include horror film The Retreat, which combines a cabin-in-the-woods setup with planning a queer wedding; Cannes-selected Taiwanese drama Moneyboys; the relationship-focused Ma Belle, My Beauty, about a long-term couple living in a scenic villa in the south of France; and Estonia's Firebird, which charts a romance against the backdrop of the Cold War.

There's also documentary Coming to You, following two mothers fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in Korea; and As We Like It, an all-female version of Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It.

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