Pride Screening and Programme Launch

June is finally here, and to celebrate the launch of our full festival programme, GAZE invites you to an exclusive screening of a cult classic, and a post-show reception.
Dir. Jennie Livingston USA, 1990

Tickets are FREE but places are limited - email to RSVP.

Paris Is Burning, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, charts the ‘ball’ scene of the 1980s Bronx - its fashions, triumphs, infighting, realness, kikis and shade! The award-winning documentary is a paean to the marginalised and disadvantaged, and a defiant celebration of difference that thrusts us right into the crucible of race, class and gender in New York’s golden age.

Afterwards, please join us for the post-screening party with PRHomo until late.
Voguing guaranteed.

Still from 'Paris Is Burning' (1990)


2015 GAZE International Film Festival Dublin

Festival PR and Marketing Personnel

Application Deadline 5pm, 24/04/15

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival seek to appoint a Festival PR and Marketing Officer for the 23rd annual festival, which will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.

Job Description

Start Date:

Tuesday May 5th 2015

Period of part-time, and period of full-time in the immediate lead up to the 2015 GAZE Film Festival.

Must be available for some evenings and weekends, particularly during the period immediately prior to and during the GAZE Film Festival.

Reporting to:

GAZE Festival Manager

Experience required:

3+ years, or relevant experience. Commitment to excellence in the arts, a passion for LGBT cinema, as well as knowledge of LGBT history, culture, and diversity, is a must.

Key Tasks:


Key Qualities:


Please send applications (CV and Cover Letter) to

Application Deadline: Friday, 24 April at 5pm.

Interviews will take on Wednesday 29 April.



GAZE International LGBT Film Festival is delighted to be working with the Iris Prize as partners in curating a programme of LGBT films from Ireland. These films will be showcased as part of the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff, taking place from 7 – 11 October 2015. To officially launch the event, Berwyn Rowlands, Director of the Iris Prize, will present a selection of short films from the 2014 Iris Prize Festival in Dublin. The event will take place on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 7pm at the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices, Dublin 8. This special event is open to friends of the festival. For more information on the Iris Prize, click here.


GAZE International LGBT festival is delighted to announce that submissions are open for Irish and International shorts and features for GAZE 2015. The festival is particularly interested in nurturing homegrown LGBT filmmaking talent, so if you are currently in production, or have a completed film, GAZE would love to hear from you. To submit your film, or for more information, contact Gaze International LGBT Film Festival will take place over the 2015 August Bank Holiday weekend, 30th July to 3rd August. The festival celebrates LGBT storytelling, with an exciting programme of film and events that will engage filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience.

GAZE on Tour 2015

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, with the support of The Community Foundation Of Ireland, are collaborating with access>CINEMA to bring you the first phase of GAZE on Tour. GAZE is delighted to collaborate with access>CINEMA and announce the First Phase of GAZE on Tour 2015, screening The Case Against 8 around Ireland in the coming months.   The Case Against 8 is an account of the epic five-year legal battle that overturned Proposition 8. Co-directors Cotner and White take us on a riveting, hold-your- breath, behind the scenes look at the historic Californian trial that overturned the controversial constitutional amendment. The story first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. This extraordinary film provides fly-on-the-wall coverage of a trial the public was never allowed to see.
So far GAZE on Tour have 9 confirmed venues, with others still to be announced. Marriage Equality, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, will host panel discussions to coincide with the screenings in selected venues. GAZE on Tour has been very successful for the last two years, but this will be the biggest project by far.

4 February
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

16 February
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow Playdate:

18 February
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

22 February
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford City 

27 February
UCD Student Centre Cinema, Dublin

4 March
Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 

18 March
Galway Film Society, Town Hall Theatre, Galway City

18 March
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

15 April
69 O’Connell Street, Limerick City

23rd April
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

13th May
Kerry Pride Festival, Castlemaine, Co.Kerry

14th May
The Model Arts Centre, Sligo Town