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: