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GAZE and British Council Ireland Present #FIVEFILMS4FREEDOM: A global LGBTQ+ short film celebration

Presented in partnership with Cork Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh

The world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign returns from 21 to 31 March 2019.

The British Council, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over an 11-day period each year. The programme, which features work by emerging filmmakers from across the world, is selected from and coincides with BFI Flare. Through our global network in more than 100 countries, we encourage people to watch and share the films using the hashtag #FiveFilms4Freedom in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right.

British Council Ireland and GAZE Film Festival Dublin are proud to provide an opportunity for regional audiences to watch these beautiful short films in a cinema context, with screenings in both Cork and Galway city. We screen all five films in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities in places where freedom and equal rights are limited.

Presented in partnership with Cork Film Festival and Triskel Arts Centre

Tuesday March 26th

Triskel Arts Centre | 5pm

Run time: 48 minutes


The screening will be introduced by Roisín Geraghty, programmer with GAZE LGBT Film Festival.

Thursday March 28th

Palás Cinema | 7pm

Wine Reception from 6.30pm

Run time: 48 minutes


The screening will be introduced by William Fitzgerald, programmer with Galway Film Fleadh.

The 2019 #FiveFilms4Freedom shorts are:

Crashing Waves - Emma Gilbertson / UK

Two young working-class men explore the intimacy and vulnerability of relationships in a combative dance against the backdrop of an inner-city estate, risking all under the scrutiny of a tight-knit, ever-judging community.

Carlito Se Va Para Siemre - Quentin Lazzarotto / Peru / France

A short, poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever.

Ladies Day - Abena Taylor-Smith / UK

Amma, a young, black lesbian, spends the day in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter - but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?

EG/I - Vala Omarsdottir / Iceland

A young trans person living in a small town travels to the city searching for the freedom to be their self.

A Normal Girl - Aubree Bernier-Clarke / USA

1.5 per cent of people are born with an anatomy that doesn’t fit typical definitions of female or male. It is common practice for doctors to perform genital surgeries on intersex infants - often with disastrous results. A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light, through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.

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