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GAZE (LGBTQI Short Film Screening) // IRISH FILM FESTIVAL SYDNEY

BY Aidan McLaughlin | 26-Apr-2019
The apple of our eye – the GAZE 2018 Irish shorts program 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 curated program reflects the diverse spectrum of voices, the wide-eyed fantasies and the distinct experiences of the Irish LGBT community. The screening includes 6 short films.
GAZE LGBTQI Short Film Screening
The 2019 Festival also has a program of short films direct from The GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin. The short feature titles include:

Breast Friends
2018 / 18 Minutes / Eleanor Rogers
A young driven female relay runner begins to question her sexuality when a new member joins the relay team.

Thirst / 2017 / 9 Minutes / Eoin Maher
Drew leaves another disappointing gay hook up and wonders why he feels so alone. His internal monologue delves deep into the mind of a lonely gay man - his desires, his insecurities and his wavering belief he'll find love. Leaving him wondering is there a happy ending for him

Cat Calls / 2017 / 9 Minutes / Kate Dolan
Dead Men Don't Catcall. A sexual predator getting his comeuppance when he tries to target girls who aren’t exactly shrinking violets

Wren Boys / 2017 / 11 Minutes / Harry Lighton
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

Johnny / 2018 / 8 Minutes / Hugh Rodgers
Johnny is a young traveler who has to come to terms with his sexuality, and wants to help his deeply traditional community to do the same.

The Red Tree / 2018 / 22 Minutes / Paul Rowley The Red Tree is a “powerful and poetic” short film that tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime.