Screening online on IFI@Home.

Presenting the best of new Irish LGBTQ+ cinema. Local heroes, irrational fears, complex family dynamics and the cure for a deadly illness: we promise most of these are works of fiction!

Programmed & notes by: Seán McGovern. 

Sparking / dir. Beta Bajgart / Ireland / 2021. 6’
Delightful doc centred on advocate and activist Dil Wickremasinghe, that will make your heart sparkle and tingle.

Pogonophobia / dir. Thomas Ryan / Ireland / 2020. 15’
Cyril just can’t stand any facial fur. But is his distaste a phobia or a prejudice?

Measuring Stick / dir. Rachel Walshe / Ireland / 2021. 4’
You can’t measure your self-worth in six, seven or even eight-inch increments, as one young woman is about to find out.

Hidden Collision / dir.Emma Zukovic / Ireland / 2021. 12’
3 artists, 3 different mediums and nary shall any of them meet. A delicate doc about creativity.

DO I KNOW YOU? / dir. Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair / Ireland / 2021. 13’
What happens when the plumber looks an awful lot like your daughter? And what happens when you find out he’s not the plumber?

Boxed In / dirs. Caleb Roberts, Peter Young / Ireland / 2021. 10’
Young AJ doesn’t want to find himself in a corner, especially when it comes to his big brother Niall in this affecting family tale.

RYDER: Queen of F**king Everything / dir. Nishaant Singh Bhinder / Ireland / 2021. 8’
Friend, son, lover – and of course – drag impresario. Allow us a moment to get real with Paul Ryder.

The Cure / dir. Gordon Hickey / Ireland / 2021. 14’
A modern gay hero leads this action-packed short with all the thrills you can manage in under 15 minutes.

Screening as part of GAZE 2021, September 29th to October 3rd 2021.

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