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, July 30th to August 3rd. 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.

Playdate: 4 February
Venue: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

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

Playdate: 18 February
Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Playdate: 22 February
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford City 

Playdate: 27 February

Venue: UCD Student Centre Cinema, Dublin

Playdate: 4 March
Venue: Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 

Playdate: 18 March
Venue: Galway Film Society, Town Hall Theatre, Galway City

Playdate: 18 March
Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Playdate: 15 April
Venue: 69 O Connell Street, Limerick City

Playdate: 23rd April

Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Playdate: 14th May

Venue: The Model, Sligo Town


* Check individual venues for details

2015 GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin

GAZE Festival Programmer

Application Deadline 5pm, 15/12/14

We seek to appoint a Festival Programmer to deliver the 23rd Annual GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2015 on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The programmer curates the GAZE Festival and is responsible for conceiving, developing, budgeting, and implementing the artistic and programmatic focus of GAZE 2015 in consultation with the Festival Manager and GAZE Board of Directors.


Job Description

Start Date: TBD

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 festival.

Remuneration negotiable & commensurate with experience.

Reporting to:

GAZE Ltd. Board of Directors in partnership with the GAZE Festival Manager.

Experience required:

Commitment to excellence in the arts and a passion for LGBT cinema as well as knowledge of LGBT history, culture, and diversity.

Key Tasks:

Film Selection and Festival Programming

Responsible for programming and scheduling festival screenings and events in consultation with the Festival Manager and other stakeholders.

Screenings: The festival weekend


Budgeting & funding



Press & PR

Applications with CV to –