Queer Screen Film Festival returns to Charles Sturt in Dubbo

19 MARCH 2024

Queer Screen Film Festival returns to Charles Sturt in Dubbo

Charles Sturt University in Dubbo continues loud and proud in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community (LGBTIQA+) as a continuing regional partner for the 2024 Queer Screen Film Festival – Best of the Fest.

  • Charles Sturt University advocates for the LGBTIQA+ community as a regional partner of Queer Screen for Queer Screen Film Festival – Best of the Fest
  • The Queer Screen Film Festival screens in Dubbo on Thursday 28 March

Charles Sturt University in Dubbo continues loud and proud in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community (LGBTIQA+) as a continuing regional partner for the 2024 Queer Screen Film Festival – Best of the Fest.

The University is hosting screening events at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie, Dubbo and Bathurst during March and April featuring six of the best and brightest queer films from this year’s festival, curated by Festival Director Ms Lisa Rose.

The Dubbo event takes place on Thursday 28 March from 6pm until 9pm (doors opening at 5.45pm) at the Charles Sturt University Multi-Purpose centre on campus.

Charles Sturt Director of External Engagement (Dubbo) Mr James McKechnie said Charles Sturt was a proud advocate of the Queer Screen Film Festival and encourages film lovers from the community to be part of the event.

“We fully embrace the film festival each year and are excited to bring together the community to share in the incredibly diverse cinematic talent, colour, fun and storytelling as we support the sharing of queer stories and experiences from across the globe,” Mr McKechnie said.

“This is the second Queer Screen Best of the Fest event we will host in Dubbo and it’s fantastic to partner with the teams at headspace Dubbo, Out Loud and Proud, and Arts Out West to deliver such an inclusive and important event.

Mr McKechnie said sharing stories starts conversations that can save lives.

“Everyone deserves to know there is a place for them to be included, grow and flourish, and that includes in a regional community and while at university,” he said.

Queer Screen Festival Director Ms Lisa Rose said they were thrilled to have Charles Sturt as its regional festival partner once again.

“The University’s commitment to spotlighting diverse LGBTIQ+ narratives in areas craving communal cinematic experiences is truly commendable,” Ms Rose said.

“This year’s selections, spanning five countries, offer a rich tapestry of stories, genres and perspectives, embodying the essence of inclusivity and celebration.”

The film festival screens at the Charles Sturt University Multi-Purpose on campus, building 902, Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo. Purchase tickets for the Dubbo event.

Festival tickets are $10 each, including nibbles. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Charles Sturt University is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. The University was one of the first Australian universities to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr James McKechnie, contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

Photo top (from the 2023 festival) (left to right): Kris Gersbach, Kendell Lawson, Tracy Ryan and Emma Gersbach

Photo in-text: a scene from the festival film Queen Size.


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