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Keep the Vibe Alive

To celebrate their new partnership, Quit Victoria and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival are running a short film competition, ‘Keep the Vibe Alive’.

Keep the Vibe Alive

We asked filmmakers to challenge the idea that smoking is cool and desirable by developing a short (30-60 second) film to show how smoking can "kill the vibe."

‘Keep the Vibe Alive’ is proudly supported by Minus18 and Thorne Harbour Health.

Watch the finalist films

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Annelise and Rainer are no longer able to take part in the competition. We thank them for their creativity and hard work.

Vote for the winner!

Finalists will be given a $4,000 grant from Quit Victoria to develop their concepts into a short film. 

Public voting is now open, click here to vote for your favourite film. 

The winning film will receive an additional $4,000 in prize money and their film will be shown before every screening at the 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival. The winning film will be announced at the Festival launch on 12 February 2019. 

Key dates

Competition opens: Thursday 11 October


Deadline for written submissions:  Monday 19 November


Top 5 finalists announced: Friday 23 November


Deadline for film submissions: Thursday 17 January at 10:00am (AEDT)


Public voting commences: Friday 18 January at 10:00am (AEDT)


Voting closes: Tuesday 5 February at 10:00am (AEDT)


Winner announced at MQFF Program Launch: Tuesday 12 February

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