GAZE LGBT Film Festival 2018

Selected short programmes from the 2018 #GAZEFilmFest

GAZE LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 26th festival this year from August 2nd to 6th with a great selection of shorts programmes and workshops.

The MobDoc Mobile Filmmaking Workshop is an initiative to encourage festival audiences to become active storytellers and embrace their creativity. It involves practical exercises focused on learning how to tell stories utilising mobile filmmaking technology // August 4th @ 10:00 – 13:00 //Tickets

Men’s Shorts – featuring seven international shorts which reflect on subject matter from the emotional turmoil of unrequited love, the tribulations of same-sex parenting to the colloquial accounts of LGBT history // August 4th @ 14:00 // Tickets

Drawn This Way: Queer Animation – a bold and inventive series of adventurous and engaging shorts that highlight the medium varied capacity to capture self-expression, identity and communication // August 4th @ 16:00 // Tickets

Women’s Shorts – weaving together distinct and compelling narratives around the queer female voice, this shorts programme traverses age, nationality, ethnicity and time period // August 5th @ 16:00 //Tickets

Irish Shorts – this curated programme reflects the quality of LGBT film and filmmaking talent within Ireland as well as the diverse spectrum of voices and experiences of the LGBT community // August 5th @ 18:00 // Tickets

Iris Prize Shorts – The Iris Prize Festival returns to GAZE with an incredible trio of three shorts from Marley Morrison, Dionne Edwards and Jari Osbourne which celebrates and raises up the intersectionality of voices in the LGBTQ+ community // August 5th @ 14:00 // Tickets

Trans Shorts – this collection of finely crafted short film intricately dissects the complex interior and exterior worlds of the trans people, as well as the joys, frustrations and complications of trans identity // August 6th @ 12:30 // Tickets

All screenings will take place in Light House Cinema. The full programme is available online here at, with family screenings, public discussions, visiting guests and exhibitions.

There is a discount for children, students, OAPs and for group booking of 10 or more. Tickets can be book online, by phone at 01 872 8006 or in person at Light House Cinema.

GAZE LGBT Film Festival can also be found online on Facebook or on Twitter. You can also join the conversation online using the official hashtag #GAZEFilmFest.

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