From over 120 short and feature films, we are thrilled to by named by Festival Director Lisa Rose in her top 5 picks for Queerscreen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Becoming Colleen

Becoming Colleen is the home-grown film that will move you to tears as you fall in love with Colleen and her desire to live her truth.  The documentary follows her journey as she transitions at age 82 while living in an aged care facility in Coffs Harbour. The screening will be followed by a panel on Diversity in Aged Care, with panellists including transgender advocate and subject of multi award winning book The Trauma Cleaner Sandra Pankhurst.

Sunday 24 Feb, 3.30pm

Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival screens at Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney from 13 – 28 February and will then tour regionally. For more details visit:

Read more in the original article published in the Sydney Star Observer here.