FNI Wrap Chat #174 | Greg Thorpe | Festival Director of GAZE Film Festival
Today on FNI Wrapchat PBL chats with Greg Thorpe.
@paulbutlerlennox @TheGregling. Greg is director of the Gaze Film Festival he is also a creative producer, writer, curator and artist.
Since 2008 Greg has been involved in all manner of creative things, including club nights, cabaret, publishing, creative activism, live literature, dance recitals, film screenings, theatre, performance, visual arts and more.
As well as making and curating, he also devises and host workshops aimed at creative practitioners, including guidance for arts freelancers and creatives.
I also mentor artists who are developing new work, remotely and in person.
As well as my one-off creative ventures, he is the Creative Director for Superbia, Manchester Pride's year-round programme of LGBT+ cultural activity.
Established in 1992, the festival's mission is to advance equality and promote visibility of LGBTQ+ experiences by showcasing and celebrating these narratives on screen. Formerly known as the Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, GAZE International Film Festival celebrates LGBTQ+ storytelling. It runs in Dublin from wed 28th September – 15th October 2022
GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
30th Anniversary Special
Dublin | 28th September – 15th October 2022
This year GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary of film programming in Dublin. Beginning life as a lesbian and gay film club at the IFI in the early 1990s, the festival has since evolved into Ireland’s pre-eminent LGBTQ+ film event.
To celebrate this incredible milestone, the festival has an expanded programme of screenings for 2022 to share more exciting film work in new spaces for new audiences, including gallery screenings and a revamped GAZE Online offering for the whole of Ireland.
The core cinema season will form the heart of the festival as always, taking place from Wednesday 28th September to Sunday 2nd October at both the IFI and Light House.
Visit https://www.gaze.ie/ for tickets and information.