Four VIC projects feel the love

ABC Arts and Screen Australia have selected 10 projects created by filmmakers from the LGBTQI community to receive Love Bites production funding.

Love Bites is a joint documentary initiative created to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018.

Each team will receive funding to make a five minute documentary to screen on the Arts channel on ABC iview in 2018, to coincide with the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Film Victoria has provided additional production funding support for the four projects from Victorian filmmaking teams.

  • Dances from producer Stephanie Westwood and director Ramon Watkins – an innovative exploration of queer experiences with dating app culture, told through dance and animation.
  • Dani Boi (pictured) from producer Zena Bartlett and director Logan Mucha, about a provocative drag king and how radical performance art can play a role in challenging gender conformity.
  • Desperately Seeking Shavers from producer Christina Radburn and writer/director Emmett Aldred, which will look at the role facial hair plays in expressing and actualising identity for Trans and gender diverse people. 
  • Wicked Women: There’s No Stopping Us Now from producer/director Anna Brownfield, a history of the lesbian erotic magazine Wicked Women which launched in 1988 and turned lesbian Australia upside down – liberating lesbian sex for generations to come. 

For a full list of supported Love Bites projects, visit Screen Australia