The IFI and Light House cinemas in Dublin will be where you can get your LGBTQ+ film fix for this season.
Running from September 28 through to October 2, the GAZE Film Festival is back once again celebrating all things queer and LGBTQ+ related in film.
Taking place across the Irish Film Institute, Light House Cinema and The Complex, the 2022 edition of the annual show will kick off on Wednesday, September 28 with the festival's opening film 'Wildhood'. This Canadian drama will also be preceded by two short films - 'In Nature' from Switzerland and 'Elsa' from Spain.
The big Irish feature film of the festival is 'How To Tell A Secret', a complex documentary all about breaking down what it means to live in Ireland and be HIV positive. Aiming to propel the conversation forward with open and honest appearances from people living with HIV, the documentary will screen in the IFI on Thursday, September 29.
As always, short films are at the forefront of the GAZE Film Festival, and this year is no different. 'Queer Éire: New Irish Shorts' will shed a spotlight on brand new and contemporary stories coming out of our country; 'The Art Of Imagination' will showcase six shorts from Ireland, UK, US, India and Brazil; 'The Art Of Experience' will shine a light on the older members of the LGBTQ+ community; 'The Art of Dress' serves up more than just a fashion look; 'Making & Unmaking' will surprise the audience with a blend of themes; while 'The Art Of Cruising' will show off the talent of seven different LGBTQ+ stories from around Europe.
Two Brazilian films will premiere during the festival, with Leonardo Brzezicki's 2021 release 'Wandering Hearts' and Rodrigo de Oliveira's 2021 creation 'The First Fallen' also taking centre stage during the festival.
Of course, there's going to be a few golden oldies thrown into the mix, with 'Pink Flamingos' showing in the Light House on September 30 and the "Audience Choice Film" - a throwback favourite from fans - shown on October 1.
Visit the GAZE website for the full programme of the festival, which features many, many more films and events.