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Vacancy: Freelance Filmmaker

Vacancy: Freelance Filmmaker

THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED – THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR INTEREST. We are looking for a filmmaker with access to equipment to shoot, record sound, and edit a ten minute campaign film along with several 30 second clips for Scottish Trans Alliance. You will be working…

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Trans Cinema: a History

Trans Cinema: a History

On 25th February for Glasgow Film Festival we presented a talk about the history of trans cinema as a prelude to a screening of a film being released in the UK, A Fantastic Woman. We listed a bunch of films you could see as part…

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Sliding Scale Tickets Report

Sliding Scale Tickets Report

At SQIFF 2017, we introduced a sliding scale ticket system with the aim of making the festival more affordable to more people. A lot of events organisers have been in touch asking how this worked, so we thought we’d publish a mini report here with stats and relevant infos. Credit…

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Win a copy of new web series Mixed Messages

Win a copy of new web series Mixed Messages

We have several DVD copies of filmmaker Kanchi Wichmann’s excellent and very relatable new Berlin queer scene-set web series, Mixed Messages, to give away courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. To be in with a chance of winning, simply email info@sqiff.org with ‘Mixed Messages’ as the subject…

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Winner of Best Scottish Short at SQIFF 2017!

Winner of Best Scottish Short at SQIFF 2017!

We are pleased to announce that the winning film for this year’s Best Scottish Short competition was A Long Line of Glitter, created by Asten Holmes-Elliott alongside a community of LGBT 50+ people living in or around Glasgow. A Long Line of Glitter is a…

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Eleanor Capaldi: Seeing Ourselves on Screen

Eleanor Capaldi: Seeing Ourselves on Screen

The first time I ever had a real understanding of my identity was through reflections in culture. With no relatable figures nearby, and being labelled gay or lesbian considered an insult of the highest order in school, it was film, television and books that filled…

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Rob Eagle: Unsettling White Colonial History

Rob Eagle: Unsettling White Colonial History

When I first saw the trailer for the film Victoria and Abdul, I felt a bit sick. It looked like yet another nostalgic, royalist whitewashing of Britain’s oppressive colonial history. Such films seek to romanticise the racist, global, imperial project and legitimise modern Britain’s ongoing…

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Diego Carvalho Sá: Relatability & Nudity on Camera

Diego Carvalho Sá: Relatability & Nudity on Camera

What is your experience of making films and getting them shown at festivals? For me, making a film is an amazing experience. My favourite parts are definitely the conception of the film, actually filming it, and showing it at festivals. Working with a creative team…

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Daniel Kulle: Shooting Experimental Fictional Film

Daniel Kulle: Shooting Experimental Fictional Film

It doesn’t happen too often that the border between experimental and fictional film is torn down. Of course, there are a lot of people who started in experimental film making and progressed towards fictional film, or even continue to switch between the two. But there…

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Adrian Garcia Gomez: Reinterpreting the Mikveh

Adrian Garcia Gomez: Reinterpreting the Mikveh

The mikveh is a cleansing ceremony for Jewish brides, performed as a purifying ritual bath before marriage. In Gomez’ film, Mikveh, this ceremony is reinterpreted by two married men. In this reinterpretation of the mikveh, the filmmaker and his husband’s immersions are disrupted by a government who refuses…

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