The GAZE on Tour 2019 Irish LGBT shorts programme reaffirms the quality of LGBT film and filmmaking talent within Ireland, as well as the standard of work being produced internationally by Irish creators. The sheer scope in the exploration in themes, concepts and artistic approaches is proof that queer Irish film has come of age.
This programme, curated for GAZE festival 2019, reflects the diverse spectrum of voices andthe distinct experiences of the Irish LGBT community. GAZE is committed to promoting these voices outside of the festival, and is proud to include the programme in its GAZE on Tour season through the IFI International programme.
Director: Maya Derrington
A woman walks into a party dressed as Frida Kahlo, only to find that her version of unique has mass appeal.
4 minutes, Ireland, 2018, colour
Director: Nicky Larkin
A multicolour portrait of drag queen Cherrie Ontop, living with HIV in the age of the DUP.
12 minutes, Northern Ireland, 2019, colour
Director: Tara Hegarty
When a fisherman gets a bigger catch than usual, he gets another surprise from the sexy selky he’s landed.
8 minutes, Northern Ireland, 2017, colour
Directed by: Tom Speers
A sumptuous short film of friendship and adoration between boys, based on a poem by Peter LaBerge.
7 minutes, Ireland, 2018, colour
A hypnotic and beautiful love story between two women that crosses both time and emotional space.
17 minutes, Ireland, 2019, colour
Director: Finian Robbins
When a father and son go out for a walk in the midlands, the conversation about the son’s choice of partner is not about the fact he’s a man, but the age-old question of “good stock”.
9 minutes, Ireland, 2019
Director: Sarah-Jane Drummey
Powerful and emotional short about a family challenged by a break in tradition, not only in the realms of Irish dancing, but in how to love and do best by their child.
12 minutes, Ireland, 2019, colour
Director: Gillian Callan
The fight for equality is not over, and nowhere closer than in Northern Ireland, delicately balanced between two nations — once again denied rights allowed in Britain and the Republic. This documentary demands our righteous anger once again.
23 minutes, Northern Ireland, 2019, colour
Total running time for programme: 92 minutes
IFI International is pleased to collaborate with GAZE LGBT Film Festival to offer GAZE on Tour 2019 to our international exhibitors.