The beloved annual festival, which runs in the Dublin’s Light House Cinema, Smithfield from August 3–7, always manages to secures high quality international and domestic cinematic offerings, and this year is no exception.
This year, event organisers have pulled out all the stops for the GAZE’s 25th anniversary.
“I’m thrilled to welcome such an exciting group of filmmakers from our anniversary programme,” says festival director Noel Sutton. “We have a 25-year history of bringing audiences and filmmakers together to discuss and reflect on LGBT film and culture both from Ireland and across the world and this year will be no exception.”
“Appropriately, our guests will be both looking back through our collective past in films like Queerama and Against the Law, while also reflecting modern gay life and storytelling in the two very different voyages of Dreamboat and The Dark Mile.”
Filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and meet audiences during Q&As after films that explore a diverse range of subjects and stories.
Among the filmmakers who will be in attendance is Daisy Asquith, who retursn to Ireland for the Irish premiere of Queerama, a film created from the treasure trove of the BFI archives chronicling a century of British gay experience.
German filmmaker Tristan Ferland Milewski and Irish director Fergus O’Brien will also both be in attendance for screens of their respective documentaries Dreamboat and Against the Law.
O’Brien’s Against the Law marks 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in the UK.
Director of psychological thriller The Dark Mile, Gary Love, will take part in a Q&A to discuss his taut and terrifying work.
Along with the myriad Q&As, there are premieres, panel discussions and retrospective screenings in a special programme that organisers hope reflects the festival’s 25-year history of celebrating LGBT films and filmmakers.
GAZE LGBT Film Festival Dublin runs from August 3-7. For full programme details visit GAZE.
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