Irish Festival: GAZE LGBT Film Festival opens 26th Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially opened tonight at Light House Cinema with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring in attendance as special guest of honour. The 26th festival opened with the Irish premiere of Riot, which charts and celebrates the history of LGBT activism in Australia, telling the story of the roots of Mardi Gras – particularly timely given that nation’s endorsement of marriage equality recently. The producer of Riot Joanna Werner introduced the screening, along with Australian Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Richard Andrews.

GAZE, proudly supported by lead sponsor, Accenture, runs across the Bank Holiday weekend from August 2nd – 6th at Light House Cinema, where multiple Irish premieres will take place. The festival has a strand on Australian LGBT cinema, which is supported by the Australian Embassy in Ireland. The opening night’s screening of Riot was attended by visiting filmmakers, special guests and dignitaries, including Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring.

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