GAZE LGBTQIA International Film Festival back in August

GAZE LGBTQIA International Film Festival back in August

The programme has been announced for the 2023 edition of the GAZE LGBTQIA International Film Festival. Ireland’s biggest queer film festival today unveiled an enormous programme of 115 films from 20+ countries, offering the insight, explorations and experiences of queer stories from all over the world and across history. GAZE 2023 will be taking place…

Aisha Bolaji on raising voices and raising the bar for diversity in the Irish industry

Aisha Bolaji on raising voices and raising the bar for diversity in the Irish industry

People are not one genre. When a community is properly able to tell its story, we see how obviously just one story doesn’t cover it, that ‘representation’ alone doesn’t allow for the full range of expression, insight and entertainment that comes from providing underrepresented artists the freedom to create. It’s important for people to share…

Ireland’s next gen next week at the National Film School IADT Class of 23 Showcase

Ireland’s next gen next week at the National Film School IADT Class of 23 Showcase

The National Film School, IADT is showcasing the talents of the class of 2023 at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield on Tuesday, 30th of May from 10am to 1pm. The screening includes seven graduate short films, a graduate multicam lifestyle television production and a Kino Eyes masters short film. After the event there will be drinks…

Debenhams workers win case at WRC – Award-winning film 406 DAYS documenting their case opens in cinemas across Ireland 26 May 2023

Debenhams workers win case at WRC – Award-winning film 406 DAYS documenting their case opens in cinemas across Ireland 26 May 2023

Former Debenhams workers have won their test case at Work Relations Commission (WRC) on the basis that Debenhams did not begin consultation with workers at the right time or supply information.  This test case was brought by Jane Crowe, Shop Steward at former Henry Street Debenhams, branch and could have implications for a further 800…

Finding the beauty of Loss, Longing and Longford in Lakelands

Finding the beauty of Loss, Longing and Longford in Lakelands

Directors: Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney  Starring: Éanna Hardwicke, Danielle Galligan, Gary Lydon, Dafhyd Flynn, Lorcan Cranitch Running Time: 100 minutes “How are things?” “Ah grand, you know yourself”. It is reflexively ingrained in the Irish psyche to answer this way, to parry enquiries after us with airy, empty assurances. It’s not even a question…

A walk through a scandal in Ann

A walk through a scandal in Ann

Director: Ciaran Creagh Starring: Zara Devlin, Eileen Walsh, Ian Beattie, Senna O’Hara, Frank O’Sullivan, Joe Mullins and Sean T. O’Meallaigh Running Time: 100 minutes It’s an important endeavour to use art to try and reckon with your country’s past, particularly when your country is intent on ignoring it. For decades Ireland’s attitude to abortion was…