THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE played this week (Tue 18th Feb) at My Queer Career as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and we were THRILLED to win the Audience Award. It was a real joy to watch the film with a ‘live’ audience and hear their responses to the film, while the award, a script mentorship for Kim and membership of the prestigious Australian Writers Guild, was the perfect end to a year of our working on the film.
The lineup for this year’s My Queer Career was exceptional, featuring a great range of films from some of Australia’s most exciting emerging filmmakers. To see THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE alongside such brilliant films as Tim Marshall’s GORILLA, Nicholas Verso’s THE LAST TIME I SAW RICHARD and Fatima Mawas’s FIGHTING FOR AIR was a real honour.
Having the film represent the LGBTI community anywhere is a big honour but being part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival is just fantastic. I’m thrilled the audience responded so well to The Language of Love, particularly in such an amazing and powerful lineup of films. It’s very reassuring to see Australian queer film so strong.
And we were so pleased to see Brendon McDonall take both the Best Film Award and Best Director for his lovely film ALL GOD’S CREATURES – THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE producer Dan Prichard is now working with Brendon on THE MANGROVES by playwright Tom Mesker, for online release later this year.
And while we are talking about festivals, we have news of more screenings of THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE around the world – a huge thank you to curators of all of the festivals involved and we can’t wait to share the film with your audiences.