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SQIFF 2018 – First Events Announced and On Sale!

SQIFF 2018 – First Events Announced and On Sale!

We’ve announced the first four events for SQIFF 2018 – and tickets are on sale now! SQIFF 2018 kicks off on Wednesday 5 December at Glasgow Film Theatre with Opening Night Shorts– an exciting and boundary-pushing night of contemporary LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world,…

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SQIFF 2018 – Sliding Scale Ticket Price

SQIFF 2018 – Sliding Scale Ticket Price

SQIFF 2018 Sliding Scale: What Should I Pay? In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be…

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Vacancies: Admin & Events Assistant and Guest Coordinator

Vacancies: Admin & Events Assistant and Guest Coordinator

SQIFF 2018 takes place 5th to 9th December in Glasgow. We are recruiting for two freelance roles to help make this year’s Festival happen. See below for full information on the roles. To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to helen [at] sqiff.org….

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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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