GAZE are approaching three decades bringing groups of strangers and friends together for breathtaking, mind-bending and life-affirming cinematic experiences. Our Festival Friends' continued support of GAZE has been an important contributor to our sustainability, and on behalf of the festival board, staff, sponsors and audience we would like to say thank you. 


This year, we need your support more than ever, as changing times affect our ability to operate at full capacity and to fund our programme of empowering LGBTQ+ Films. Things may be different this year, but our Friends will still receive exclusive ticket bundles, goodies, and exclusive events. More than anything, as a Friend, you'll know that you stood by GAZE when we needed you most, and we'll always be grateful. If you can't commit to a Festival Friendship but would still like to support GAZE in this difficult time, we would welcome any donation you may be able to make using the button below.


We couldn't be happier to be returning to cinemas, but things will remain a bit different this year; with social restrictions in place, we are unfortunately extremely limited in the number of complimentary tickets we can offer. 

To avoid disappointment, we recommend requesting tickets as soon as possible, and we will do our very most to accommodate our Festival Friends as best we can. 


We will send you a request form for your complimentary tickets shortly after the online programme launch on September 1st.

** Please note that our programme went to print with an error regarding festival passes. The BFF package is the only full festival pass available this year. 



Festival Friend


Your friendship package includes:

- A ticket for our closing film, No Straight Lines directed by Vivian Kleiman

-Two complimentary tickets to in-cinema screenings* (*excludes Opening and Closing film, will depend on availability of seats for other screenings)

-Complimentary tickets to IFI@Home screenings

- An exclusive briefing from our programmer

- Recognition on screen and on our site

- A GAZE commemorative t-shirt (be the first to model our fabulous new logo!) 

- Invitations to exclusive events year-round 






Festival Friend + One 


Your friendship package includes the above plus:

+a +1 for our Closing Film (depending on availability)

+an extra 2 tickets

+an extra GAZE commemorative t-shirt








Access all areas! Pass will cover all screenings in person (depending on availability) and online, events, and any online workshops or panel discussions taking place throughout the year. 





Please mail if you would like to pay by cheque or bank transfer.