After a sold-out screening, the filmmaking team who created the documentary ‘Becoming Colleen’ were thrilled and honoured to have received the Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at Queerscreen’s MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL in Sydney.

This is the second time Producer and Director Ian W Thomson has taken out the award at MGFF after his win on 2014 with the exposé on homosexuality in surf culture ‘Out in the Lineup’.

“I personally deeply appreciate the support that Queerscreen gives to filmmakers telling stories about marginalised people that often do not make the mainstream media. As a culture it is important that we tell and share a broad range of our experiences, lives, loves and struggles with the broader community in order to create awareness and celebrate the diversity that is inherent in our society” says Thomson after the win.