The Grand Jury winner will play at Gaze in the Lighthouse cinema this weekend

The Gaze film festival has managed to secure the Winner of this year’s Grand Jury Prize in Sundance, to show at the festival this weekend. Humpday is a raw, hilariously funny and close-to-the-bone human comedy about masculinity, male intimacy and heterosexuality.

The festival, which is now in its 17 year, will feature more than 67 premieres, new independent features, documentaries, shorts and experimental films.

Patricia Rozema, co writer of the multi Emmy-nominated film ‘Grey Gardens’, will officially open ‘Gaze’ on Thursday night, when the film has its European premiere screening in the festival.

The dramatic feature version of the renowned documentary features Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.

Festival programme director Cian Smyth said the event stands up with the best film festivals in Ireland.

“This is a festival programme of some truly outstanding and alternative cinematic work,” he added.

For more on the festival check out our 7 page festival guide