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Perth International Queer Film Festival 2018

12th-18th September 2018 | The Backlot Studios, Perth

The Perth International Queer Film Festival celebrates all that is great about International Queer Cinema this September! Teaming with The Backlot Perth, this will be a chance to see some amazing queer films from all over the world. The festival is a fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council.

For all ticketholders, below is important information to ensure you have an enjoyable evening.

Important Event Information

Venue: The Backlot Studios 
Address: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth
Parking: There is ample street parking located in the area.

Food and Beverages: There is a bar at the venue where you can purchase beverages and snacks. EFTPOS facilities are available. Strictly no BYO drinks or food.

On arrival Please have your ticket ready for cross checking with the door list. All guests must hold a valid ticket for entry. All film festival screenings are STRICTLY 18+. Photo ID may be requested on arrival.

Unallocated seating / Contact Annette Hasluck at ahasluck@waaids.com if wheelchair access is required.

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PROGRAM

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**Special Opening Night**
Wednesday 12th September 7pm 
Just Friends (Netherlands) | Tickets $35 

+ After the Mass (Russian Federation)
+ PaperCut (Australia),
+ SHOOT (Spain)
+ Moms the Word (Canada) 

Join us for the special opening night of the Perth International Queer Film Festival. 
From 6pm enjoy a drink on arrival and the atmosphere of the lounge before the film. 

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Thursday 13th September 7pm 
All Male, All Nude (USA) & I'm A Pornstar, Gay 4 Pay (Canada) | Tickets $25

GERALD MCCULLOCH | USA | 18+
All Male, All Nude. A documentary feature film by Gerald McCullouch from the US. Journey into the world of male strippers at America's only all nude gay strip club.

CHARLIE DAVID | CANADA | 18+
I'm a Pornstar, Gay 4 Pay. Welcome to the curious, suprising and always outspoken world of straight men who go Gay4Pay.

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Friday 14th September 7pm  
Anchor & Hope (Spain) | Tickets $25

+ Round One (Australia)
+ Boxing Day (USA)

CAROLS MARQUES-MARCET | SPAIN | 18+ 
Is it possible to live love, family and life in such different ways and yet remain united?
Eva and Kat explore this on their boat in the canals of London.

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Saturday 15th September 4pm
Apricot Groves (Armenia) | Tickets $25

+ Graham and Zeke (USA)
+ Kayla and Kyle (UK)

POURIA HEIDARY OUREH | ARMENIA | 18+ 

Aram, an Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US, returns to Armenia
for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US.

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Saturday 15th September 7pm
I Miss You When I See You (Hong Kong) | Tickets $25

SIMON CHUNG | HONG KONG | 18+

Jamie re-encounters his old school friend, Kevin, and must make
a choice between following his heart or following society.

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Sunday 16th September 4pm  
Queer Shorts from Around the World  | Tickets $25

+ One Coffee (Brazil)
+ Kenosis Kiss (Australia)
+ Strangers (Canada)
+ Calamity (France)
+ Is This Love? (Russian Federation) 
+ The Sun Will Rise (Tunisia)
+ Orizibas Peak (Mexico)
+ For Life (Israel)
+ Every Once In A While When I Die I Cry (Brazil)
+ Missed Call (France)
+ Til Death Do Us Part (Italy)

All Films 18+ 

Perth International Queer Film Festival presents an evening dedicated to the art of the short film.
These 12 shorts expand on the narrative of the lived LGBTQI experience in 2018.An event not to be missed.

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Sunday 16th September 7pm 
Postcards From London (UK) | Tickets $25

+ Hotel Pariaso (Peru)

STEVE MCCLEAN | UK | 18+ 

A stylish, sexy film about a young man's journey into an unusual form
of escort work, set in an imaginary vision of London's Soho.

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Monday 17th September 7pm
The Carmilla Movie (Canada) | Tickets $25 

+ Penis Envy (USA)
+ MIA (Germany)

SPENCER MAYBE | CANADA | 18+  

It has been 5 years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse, and vampire Carmilla became a bonafide
mortal human. But now the couple must enlist their old friends and uncover the unknown supernatural threat.

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**Closing Night**
Tuesday 18th September 7pm  
Shadowlands (Canada) | Tickets $25

+ The Best Moment (Spain)
+ His Hands (UK)
+ Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Furtive Festivity (USA)

CHARLIE DAVID | CANADA | 18+ 
The festival will close with the film 'Shadowlands', an anthology style film that explores love in three separate stories - a couple renegotiating a relationship, a narcissist grasping to comprehend it and star-crossed lovers mourning its loss.

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