The OutLook Film Festival was launched on October 11th 1991, becoming Ireland’s first lesbian and gay film festival, two years before the decriminalistion of homosexuality in Ireland in 1993.
In the words of Dónal Sheehan, a founding member of the OutLook committee, their aim was “to create a space specifically for lesbian and gay film.” Cork Film Festival provided that needed space and much thanks are due to the festival and its staff for their support and encouragement over the last twenty years.
Mick Hannigan, Cork Film Festival Director, in his introduction to the 1991 programme, saw OutLook as “an exciting development and one which [he hoped would] endure.”Endure it has, and over the twenty years Outlook has represented and reflected on the many changes that have occurred in gay culture and politics in both Ireland and internationally.
The OutLook Film Festival is normally held each in early November
See outlookfilmcork.com for more info
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