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SQIFF Shorts: Floofy Friends

December 6, 2018 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm


Indulging our obsession with cutesy animals, we present a gay goldfish, genderqueer spotted hyena, an affair between a dorky fox and a hunky wolf, and a somewhat unfortunate cat. This selection of shorts reflects on the non-human as allegories for our own queer lives, mediators of family discord, and source of philosophical contemplation of race, gender, and the human condition. Please note that although we have used the word ‘floofy’ in the title, the programme contains violence enacted both by and on the animal protagonists. Vegetarians and vegans in particular should view with caution.   

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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Films in Greek, English, and Swedish languages with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Films rely on visual material to convey ideas and the majority are non-English language, so less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users. Click here for more details on venue access.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


Goldfish (14m)
Dir: Yorgos Angelopoulos, Year: 2017
A young boy thinks his new goldfish is gay, much to the horror of his conservative father.

did you know? (7m)
Dir. Lynn Kim, Year: 2018
An exploration in shared sites of queerness and sexuality between the spotted hyena and myself.

Manivald (13m)
Dir. Chintis Lundgren, Year: 2017
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed, and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co-dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.

Swedish Candy, Some Violence and a Bit of Cat (45m)
Dir. Ester Martin Bergsmark, Year: 2018
An existential sugar shock which takes us on a fun, candy-filled roller-coaster ride between cruel violence and extreme cuteness – which prove to be disturbingly close together.


December 6, 2018
8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900