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SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm

Grainy image of two men standing in front of book shelves. They both have short blonde hair. One wears a demin jacket and is crossing his arms and smiling. The other wears a black jacket with collar turned up and is looking to the side.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century.

Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will be accompanied by discussions examining whether these films are a fair representation of the past, and asking what they may be able to contribute to an understanding of the future. Films include Bongo Erotico, a surreal nightmare of bisexual lust from 1950s’ Wishaw; groundbreaking documentary of Edinburgh queer life in the 80s, Coming Out; and Pratibha Parmar’s experimental 1990 short, Bhangra Jig, which follows a young Asian woman walking the streets of Glasgow with signs of colonialism ever-present.

Ages 12+. All screenings are in the English language with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access. A BSL interpreter will be available at the Glasgow event on 8th February. All venues have wheelchair access. Please get in touch via info[at]sqiff.org if you have any questions about access at any of the events.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

To book, see list of screenings and links below.

CCA, Glasgow, Saturday 8th February, 6pm. Tickets on a sliding scale of free to £8. To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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Dundee Contemporary Arts, Tuesday 11th February, 6pm. Tickets £5-8. To book, please use the button below or call DCA box office on +44 (0)1382 432 444.

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50 George Square, University of Edinburgh in partnership with MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation, Tuesday 18th February, 6pm. Tickets offered on a sliding scale of free to £8. To book, please use the button below, or cash payments will be taken on the night.

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Ayr Town Hall in partnership with Ayr Film Society and Ayrshire LGBTQ, Wednesday 19th February, 7 pm. Free, unticketed – just come along.

MacArts, Galashiels in partnership with Scottish Borders LGBT Equality. Sunday 23rd February, 2pm. Tickets offered on a sliding scale of free to £8. To book, please use the button below, or cash payments will be taken on the day.

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Eden Court, Inverness in partnership with Highland Winter Pride, Friday 28th February, 6.30pm. Tickets £3.50-5.50. To book, please use the button below or call Eden Court box office on +44 (0)1463 234 234.

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Oban Phoenix Cinema, Saturday 29th February, 6.15pm. Free. To book, please use the button below or call Oban Phoenix box office on +44 (0)1631 562 905.

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February 8 @ 6:00 pm
End:
February 28 @ 8:00 pm
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