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SQIFF Shorts: Elephants and Riots SOLD OUT

September 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venus 5

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The return of our feminist shorts featuring women’s voices and perspectives on a range of LGBTQ+ themes. From ‘faux drag’ to lesbian utopias, the role of trans women of colour in gay rights history to the relationship of a queer mum with her own estranged father, experimental musings on friendship to fingerpuppet superheroes tackling white male bias in the film industry, we present a selection of outstanding contemporary work saying Kerpow!!! to the patriarchy.

With an audience award for Best Feminist Short kindly sponsored by the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies at Stirling University.

ACCESS: Level access with Cinema plus accessible toilets all on ground floor (CCA). Films screening with subtitles for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. BSL interpretation for introduction and filmmaker Q&A. Hearing loop available. Films mostly in English language.

£5 / £4 conc / Free for unemployed and asylum seekers. Festival pass £40 / £30 conc. All prices include booking fee.

To book tickets, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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B. (15m)
Dir: Kai Staenicke, Country: Germany, Year: 2015

The true story of B.: torn between an unkind relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for disaster.

Venus (6m)
Dir: Faye Carr-Wilson, Magenta Sharp, Country: UK, Year: 2016

Venus is a short documentary exploring gender roles within the drag community.

Little Elephant (5m)
Dir: Kate Jessop, Country: UK, Year: 2015

A stunning animation about love over three generations.

Heavens to Betsy (11m)
Dir: Jac Nunns, Angie West, Country: UK, Year: 2014

A queer fairytale in which a bullied cleaner at a hairdresser’s escapes to another world.

S.T.A.R. (5m)
Dir: Rhys Ernst, Country: USA, Year: 2016

S.T.A.R. tracks the modern transgender rights movement via the activism of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, participants in the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

ṣadāqa (5m)
Dir: Neelu Bhuman, Country: UK, Year: 2016

A kaleidoscopic view of friendship transcending borders.

Like a riot (2m)
Dir: Krissy Mahan, Country: USA, Year: 2016

“Like anyone who grew up with the Muppets and Fraggle Rock, I have always wanted to have a puppet self. And of course I want my puppet self to hang out with Campbell X’s puppet self. Krissy Mahan has made it happen!” Dr. Sophie Mayer

Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush (32m)
Dir: Alli Logout, Country: USA, Year: 2015

17-year-old baby gay Micha has just moved into The Palace – a basement full of queer femme sex workers, lovers, and misfits.


September 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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