What are we?

BQFF is a not-for-profit community group.

The Bendigo Queer Film Festival was founded in 2004 by Chris Walters in collaboration with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), who are the key sponsor and program the films for the Festival.

The Bendigo Queer Film Festival attracts people from all over Victoria and interstate. We are proud to be one of the few regional centres Australia wide, which hosts its own queer film festival.

BQFF provides cultural and artistic opportunities to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTI) people living in Central Victoria. BQFF is recognised as a significant event by the LGBTI community and by the City of Greater Bendigo.

Our Vision
To facilitate a high quality film and arts event engaging the queer and wider community.

Our Mission

  • To be the premier rural queer film and arts festival in Australia.
  • To showcase and celebrate queer culture by providing diverse, accessible and quality events.
  • To present and promote regional artists.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Inclusivity

2019-20 Committee

Convenor – Chris Butler
Secretary – Maree Dixon
Treasurer – Daniel DeVries
Social Media coordinator Shannon Appleby
Publicity – Chris Butler
Community Committee Members – Jo Comerford, Cheyenne Cadence, Rosemary Moore, Ben MacEllen, John Richards, Matthew Tuckerman
Queer Country Curator – Arnold Street Gallery
Film Curator – Spiro Economopoulos, Melbourne Queer Film Festival