Big Screen - Cute Scene

Featuring Rainbow Shorts from Geelong Pride Film Festival

Come join us for a fabulously Queer evening of community and cinema at the Castlemaine Pride Festival’s ‘Big Screen – Cute Scene’ event!
This exciting night will feature a speed-friending session where you can meet new people and make lasting connections. Whether you’re new to the community or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to have a great time chatting and getting to know your fellow festival-goers.

But that’s not all! Geelong Pride Film Festival will be screening the 5th edition of their signature Rainbow Shorts collection, showcasing some of the most exciting and diverse filmmaking talent from around the region.

Come alone or bring your friends and enjoy an evening of queer cinema and socialising at ‘Big Screen – Cute Scene’. We can’t wait to see you there!

Speed Friending Only: $15 (Age 18+ )
Short Films Only: $10 (Age 15+)
Both: $20 (Age 18+)


Why Not Both
A bisexual man’s strict dating criteria backfires when he finds himself dating two people who seem very similar.

Director: Mansoor Noor, Australia, 2022, 6 minutes, English, Unclassified 15+

Coming Out Autistic
Explores the experience of telling the world that you are autistic when you also identify as LGBTQ+

Director: Steven Fraser, United Kingdom, 2022, 4 minutes, English, Unclassified 15+

Dragged Up
A comedy drama about tomboy Sarah who uses drag to overcome their shyness and find the inner confidence they need to show their family who they truly are.

Director: Laura Jayne Tunbridge, United Kingdom, 2021, 19 minutes, English, Unclassified 15+

Tom falls in love with his food delivery guy. To see him again, he orders lots more food, but his strategy has a couple of major flaws.

Directors: Lukas März, Kilian Bohnensack, Germany, 2021, 8 minutes,  German with English subtitles, Unclassified 15+

In an upside down world, Diana finds herself facing a difficult conversation with her family. Her revelation provokes unexpected reactions.

Director: Eva Jakubovska, Spain, 2022, 8 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, Unclassified 15+

A Summer Place
In Limassol, Cyprus, food stylist Tina is depressed. On her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

Director: Alexandra Matheou, Greece, 2021, 20 minutes, Arabic, English, Modern Greek with English subtitles, Unclassified 15+

Saintmaking: Derek Jarman and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Tells the tale of a chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in 90s London who decided to canonise film-maker Derek Jarman as an act of political protest.

Director: Marco Alessi, United Kingdom, 2021, 24 minutes, English, Unclassified 15+

Tank Fairy
A Fairy tale about a magical Tank Fairy who delivers tanks of cooking gas (with sass) to the home of Jojo, a lonely dreamer in need of a glittery godmother.

Director: Erich Rettstadt , Taiwan, 2021,  10 minutes,  Mandarin with English subtitles, Unclassified 15+


Tuesday 2nd May
6.00pm: Speed Friending
7.30pm: Geelong Pride Film Festival Rainbow Shorts
8.40pm: Stay for drinks
Theatre Royal
30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine

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