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Winner of the SQIFF 2020 Best Scottish Short award

Winner of the SQIFF 2020 Best Scottish Short award

We are very pleased to announce that Leah Francisco’s What is Wrong With Her? is the winner of our SQIFF 2020 award for Best Scottish Short. What is Wrong With Her?, an autobiographical BSL poem by Edinburgh-based filmmaker and comedian, Leah Francisco, produced by Glasgow…

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Lana Lin on Ethics and Vulnerability in Documentary Filmmaking

Lana Lin on Ethics and Vulnerability in Documentary Filmmaking

We talked to filmmaker, artist and writer Lana Lin about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, embodied vulnerabilities and the political meaning of ‘Self Care’ Can you tell us a bit about your filmmaking practice and approach? I’ve gone from identifying as a filmmaker to identifying as a…

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Harvey Dimond on SQIFF programme strand Islands and Oceans

Harvey Dimond on SQIFF programme strand Islands and Oceans

SQIFF programmer Harvey Dimond discusses their picks for SQIFF 2020, colonial queerphobia, and the challenges of documentary formats.  Can you tell us a little about how you came to be on the programming team at SQIFF 2020 and how you’ve found the experience? I joined SQIFF as…

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Shu Lea Cheang on Intimacy, Erotics, and Queer SciFi

Shu Lea Cheang on Intimacy, Erotics, and Queer SciFi

We talked to filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang about intimacy, queer scifi cinema, and making queer film over a 30 years’ shifting cultural landscape.  Can you tell us a bit about you how you got into filmmaking? I have always wanted to make ‘cinema’ since my…

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Jamie Crewe on Publicness and Filmmaking

Jamie Crewe on Publicness and Filmmaking

We talked to artist Jamie Crewe about their relationship to filmmaking, classic horror movie tropes, and the violence of representation.  Can you tell us a bit about your art practice and how you got into filmmaking? I did an art foundation course at Chesterfield College,…

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Samar Ziadat on SQIFF programme strand Queer Ecologies

Samar Ziadat on SQIFF programme strand Queer Ecologies

SQIFF programmer Samar Ziadat discusses her Festival strand Queer Ecologies, programming SQIFF as it goes online, and how exploring our relationship with ‘the natural’ can help us unpick harmful gender and sexuality norms.  How have you found programming for SQIFF this year, as the format…

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Call Out: QTIPOC Film Criticism Writing Commission

Call Out: QTIPOC Film Criticism Writing Commission

Are you a Scotland-based QTIPOC (queer/trans/intersex person of colour) interested in getting into film criticism? We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Skinny, Scotland’s leading monthly cultural magazine, to offer a writer a paid commission to cover SQIFF. We’re looking for writers who have not received…

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SQIFF 2020 programme goes live!

SQIFF 2020 programme goes live!

The full programme for the sixth annual edition of Scottish Queer International Film Festival is now live! The Festival will take place online with our film programme available on Vimeo on Demand within the UK across 5 to 18 October. We will also host online…

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SQIFF 2020 merchandise on sale

SQIFF 2020 merchandise on sale

Merchandise featuring original artwork by Klarissa Webster for SQIFF 2020 is now available to pre-order. Click here for our online shop. We will be printing a limited run of merchandise featuring Klarissa’s sci-fi visions. You can pre-order tshirts and tote bags featuring Klarissa’s designs until…

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Online Filmmaking Workshops

Online Filmmaking Workshops

We are pleased to be offering online workshops in September for LGBTQIA+ people in Scotland to make their own short films at home. The workshops are suitable for beginners or those with some filmmaking experience. You will be supported to create your own 1 minute…

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