GAZE, Ireland’s largest LGTB film festival captured responses to last Saturday’s historic Marriage Equality Referendum result. Intimate, immediate and spontaneous footage shows the unfolding story.

Produced and directed by IFTA nominated director, Anna Rodgers the unique film, an as it happens account of the reactions to the result.

“Watching everything unfold on Saturday was incredibly surreal and emotional, “Rodgers said.

A veteran of filmmaking on LGBT rights on negative experiences Rodgers added:

” It gave me such an indescribable joy to be able to make something so celebratory and positive.”


From  humble beginning in 1993, GAZE has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected LGBT film festivals in the world. In the 22 years since its inception GAZE has been bringing the best local and international gay and lesbian film to Dublin cinemagoers every August Bank Holiday weekend.


This year’s festival runs from July 30th to August 3rd.


Gaze International Film Festival believes in the power of stories to create social change.

“ We saw that happen last weekend and it’s a story we will be telling for years to come,”Rodgers concluded.




Gaze Screens  programme of Irish LGBT Shorts as part of Dublin City Council’s Social Inclusion Week


Making History – GAZE celebrates Marriage Equality vote in Ireland By Anna Rogers 

Coming Out Of The West by Cian Tracey

Our Love is History By Caroline Campbell

Me First by Leanne Byrne

Who Am I To Feel So Free by Dylan Hennessey

Becoming Kiki by John Corcoran

The Usual by Ruth Mc Nally


Saturday May 30th at 12 noon Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield