GAZE International LGBT Film Festival is an annual film festival which takes place in Dublin each Bank Holiday weekend in late July and early August. The festival is an inclusive weekend that welcomes people of all backgrounds to celebrate and remember the LGBT community through the power of film.

Our own arts programming in Ireland celebrates diversity and facilitates debate in human rights, and we hope that through festivals such as GAZE, we can continue to provide a positive and insightful lens on equality, diversity and inclusion today. Each year together with GAZE we bring the best of the UK LGBT films to the Irish audience alongside workshops and panel discussions, which leads to new opportunities and lasting connections between Ireland and the UK.

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2019

In 2019 we supported the opening gala screening of Deep in Vogue, the Spirit of GAZE Award winner Are you Proud? and MobDoc Mobile Making workshop among others.

Full UK programme

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2018

In 2018 the festival celebrated the power of story-telling; stories which inspire, enrage, encourage, make us laugh or compel us to make a change. There was a keen UK focus and full programme is available here.

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2017

2017 marked GAZE's 25th anniversary and we were proud to support UK focus programme that year. The event made it to EU Region Impact Stories (October 2017).

Each year the British Council, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over an 11-day period each year. 

In 2019 and 2020 we joined forces with GAZE to screen all five films in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities in places where freedom and equal rights are limited.

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