GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 28th July – 1st August 2016

Tickets are available now for GAZE, Dublin’s long-running International LGBT Film Festival. The festival’s roots go back a long way, beginning at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Ireland and in the years since it has had an important role in showcasing the work of gay artists in cinema. This year be the tenth GAZE since the Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival underwent a name change in 2007 and with a selection of films both from Ireland and around the world it promises to be a great long weekend for film fans and one of the biggest LGBTQ events of the year outside of Dublin Pride.

It looks to be a busy August Bank Holiday Weekend at the Light House Cinema as they host GAZE’s programme of documentaries, shorts and feature length films including Paddy Breathnach’s Viva, shortlisted this year for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and this year’s closing gala at the Dublin International Film Festival. GAZE begins on Thursday with an opening gala followed by the Irish premiere of Strike A Pose, a documentary about the dancers on Madonna’s infamous 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. Check out the festival’s promo video and a full schedule for the films on show at the festival below:

Thursday 28th July                                Time             
Opening GALA Reception 7:00pm
Opening Film – Strike a Pose 8:00pm
Friday 29th July Time 
Heartland 4:30pm
A Different Country 4:30pm
Barash (subtitled) 6:30pm
Those People 6:30pm
Viva (subtitled) 8:30pm
First Girl I Loved 8:30pm
Theo and Hugo (subtitled) 10:30pm
Darker than Midnight (subtitled) 10:30pm
Saturday 30th July Time
YesterGAZE – Free Screening 2:30pm
Iris Prize Tenth Anniversary Shorts 2:30pm
Men’s Shorts 4:30pm
Sarah Prefers to Run + Short (subtitled) 4:30pm
Uncle Howard 6:30pm
Girls Lost (subtitled) 6:30pm
Kiki 8:30pm
Me, Myself and Her (subtitled) 8:30pm
Madonna: Truth or Dare 10:30pm
The Girl King 10:30pm
Sunday 31st July Time
Queerment Québec Shorts 2:30pm
GAZE on the Fringe – Shorts + Panel 2:30pm
Real Boy 4:30pm
Secret Screening 4:30pm
Irish Shorts Programme 6:30pm
Closet Monster 6:30pm
Upstairs Inferno 6:30pm
Southwest of Salem 8:30pm
Monday 1st August Time
Trans Shorts 1:30pm
Film Qlub: Young Man With a Horn 1:30pm
Women’s Shorts 3:30pm
Burroughs 3:30pm
Heartbeats (subtitled) 5:30pm
How to Win at Checkers (subtitled) 5:30pm
Closing GALA 7:00pm
Holding The Man 8:00pm


Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.


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