Date
Thursday 01 August 2019 to Monday 05 August 2019
Location
Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin

We are pleased to be partnering with the 27th GAZE International LGBT Film Festival which celebrates the power of LGBT stories on film. 

'GAZE is about visibility, advocacy, remembrance and sharing a vision for the future' – Sarah Williams, GAZE Chairperson

There is a keen UK focus this year – click through the links below or see the full programme and booking info.

Thursday 1 August

Gala 19:00 / Screening 20:00

OPENING NIGHT GALA & SCREENING: DEEP IN VOGUE

Deep in Vogue is a riotous look at the Manchester vogue scene - a scene confined neither to the New York of the past nor a London enclave, but across the spectrum of Manchester’s queer scene, with a giant hit of Northern soul.

Saturday 3 August

10:00

MOBDOC MOBILE MAKING WORKSHOP

Learn about mobile filmmaking in a session discussing filmmaker techniques and storytelling. All you need to bring to MobDoc is your fully charged mobile phone with space to record video and an interactive attitude to take part in this dynamic workshop. Presented by Deirdre Mulcahy, who has spent the last 12 years training BBC journalists, after a long successful career as a BBC camerawoman, and Jamie Starboisky, who has spent the last six years curating the UK’s Queer Media Festival in Manchester that aims to evolve queer storytelling in digital.

Teen MobDoc

Learn the basics, get interactive, and get filmmaking on the day using your own mobile phone! Ages 17-19 Free when you pre-register at info@gaze.ie by July 29.

12:00

YESTERGAZE: SEBASTIANE

Derek Jarman’s audacious debut left an indelible mark on many, through it’s unapologetic and gorgeously realised homoeroticism.

13:00

SCREENING & DISCUSSION: ARE YOU PROUD?

Director Ashley Joiner’s richly detailed documentary encompasses the past, present and debates the future of LGBT+ communities in a post-Marriage Equality era.

The screening will be followed by a discussion scrutinising Pride’s radical roots of resistance, it’s rise in mainstream consciousness, and the complexities around it’s corporatization in contemporary society.

16:00

REMEMBERING QUEER TRAILBLAZERS: BARBARA HAMMER

This year we lost one of the foremost radical lesbian filmmakers of our time — Barbara Hammer. A traiblazer of queer, feminist and activist film, her work intersected the experimental, narrative and documentary form.

To mark the tenth anniversary of her visit to GAZE Film Festival in 2009, the festival presents selection of her visual works, which intersected the experimental, narrative and documentary form.

(Presented in partnership with Outburst Queer Arts Festival, NI)

Sunday 4 August

14:00

HIDDEN LIVES & SECRET HISTORIES SCREENING: INVISIBLE WOMEN / THE ARCHIVETTES

Documentaries Invisible Women (UK) and The Archivettes (USA) are two non-fiction films that explore small yet revolutionary acts of defiance and resistance, which helped to promote greater visibility of lesbian women and the wider LGBT community. 

Presented in partnership with the Irish Queer Archive.

Monday 5 August

15:45

IRIS PRIZE SHORTS

Composed of reflections on contemporary queer youth, our 2019 Iris Shorts collection collates brave, bold and sometimes brutal stories of LGBT adolescence. Demonstrating current preoccupations in this type of coming-of-age storytelling, these films are radical, realistic and contain important articulations on both the internal and external lives of gay youth in the present day. 

More events to be announced shortly.