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VR & Interactive Exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library

VR & Interactive Exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library

We are excited to be this year hosting another exhibition of virtual reality films alongside several interactive projects at Glasgow Women’s Library during SQIFF 2019! Confirmed films include Through Darcelle’s Eyes, in which Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, performer in the US West Coast’s longest…

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Saffa Khan on creating the artwork for SQIFF 2019

Saffa Khan on creating the artwork for SQIFF 2019

Illustrator and zine maker Saffa Khan describes her artistic practice and how she approached creating artwork for SQIFF. Tell us a bit about your illustration practice and your work to date. My illustrative practice has evolved over the years. I started creating visual work that…

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Rabz Lansiquot on black film, using different mediums, and queerness

Rabz Lansiquot on black film, using different mediums, and queerness

Filmmaker and curator Rabz Lansiquot talks getting an entry into filmmaking, working across different mediums, and their approach as a Black queer AFAB person. How did you get into filmmaking? I wanted to be a photographer for a long while and I’m not sure exactly…

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Sean Lìonadh on online dating as a gay man

Sean Lìonadh on online dating as a gay man

We interviewed filmmaker Sean Lìonadh, whose short Tonight appears in SQIFF programme What Brings You On Here?, about being a gay man and online dating culture.
 What do you think has changed in the experience of being a gay man with the development of online…

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Luke+Jack on Sex Positivity, their outlook, and some sexy events at SQIFF 2019

Luke+Jack on Sex Positivity, their outlook, and some sexy events at SQIFF 2019

Glasgow sex shop and SQIFF 2019 partner, Luke+Jack, discuss their ethos, accessibility, and Queering the Mainstream. Tell us about Luke+Jack and what you offer. Well, that’s complicated. One way of looking at it is that we are a successful sex shop in Glasgow’s Merchant City…

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Samar Ziadat discusses SQIFF programme strand, You Gotta Have Faith

Samar Ziadat discusses SQIFF programme strand, You Gotta Have Faith

SQIFF programmer Samar Ziadat discusses her work and her Festival strand on religion and queerness, You Gotta Have Faith. Tell us a bit about your role at SQIFF and how it fits in with the other projects you do in Glasgow. I’m a programmer at…

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Beatrice Wong on translating mental health struggles into filmmaking

Beatrice Wong on translating mental health struggles into filmmaking

We spoke to Beatrice Wong, director of My Room 37, about translating mental heath struggles into filmmaking. How did you get into filmmaking? I used to have a degree 17 years ago where I sort of majored in video production. But at the time I…

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SQIFF 2019 – Full Programme Announced!

SQIFF 2019 – Full Programme Announced!

The full programme has been announced for the fifth annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival!  From 2 to 6 October, venues across Glasgow will host a packed programme of the best in independent film made for and by LGBTQIA+ people. Highlights at SQIFF 2019 include:…

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Volunteer Applications Open for SQIFF 2019

Volunteer Applications Open for SQIFF 2019

We are recruiting volunteers for this year’s Festival! SQIFF 2019 will take place 2 to 6 October in Glasgow. A training session which all volunteers must attend will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 28 September 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow…

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First SQIFF 2019 Events Announced!

First SQIFF 2019 Events Announced!

We’ve announced the first events for SQIFF 2019 – tickets are now on sale! We launch the Festival with our Opening Night Shorts focused on LGBTQIA+ community and activism. Adam and the Alphas depicts the camaraderie of gay rugby team, the Glasgow Alphas. Bodies Like…

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