Archive for July 21st, 2008

GAZE On

21st July 2008

GAZE, the Dublin International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (31st July – 4th August), has announced its entire programme.

Martina Niland, producer of the Oscar winning film Once, will officially open this year’s festival prior to the screening of Breakfast with Scot on Thurs 31st in the IFI.

This year more venues than ever will host the festival – you can catch GAZE at Project Arts Centre and The Winding Stair as well as our home venue, the IFI.

We’re also delighted to announce the GAZE/IFI Audience Award. By voting for your favourite film of the festival, you could win a pair of tickets every month for a year in the IFI.

Derry Writer Wins

21st July 2008

Earlier this month, Xaria Byron, a young Derry writer, won the screenwriting competition in conjunction with the Portobello Post Super Shorts International Film Festival

Her script, ‘A Tale of two Serial Killers,’ is a clever, dark comedy that is now set to go into production. The judges selected it from a more than a thousand entries

Xaria has written several feature scripts and plays and in 2007 made a music video for the Italian heavy metal band ‘Nanowar’

She was short listed for the Handful Short Plays Festival competition in April 2008, which also attracted international entries.