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SQIFF Shorts: Picture This

December 6, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:55 pm


Filmmaker and vlogger Ross Wilcock presents short films building on his own video for BBC The Social, Online Dating with a Disability. Themes of ableism and anxiety around sex and dating are explored alongside joy in self-expression and claiming Queer and Disabled as an identity. Screening along with Ross’ own work are Sherren Lee’s The Things You Think I’m Thinking, about a burn-survivor and amputee going on a date for the first time since his accident, and Picture This, in which Canadian activist Andrew Gurza describes his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.  

Followed by a discussion hosted by Ross Wilcock on being queer and Disabled and what that means for your dating life. In partnership with Glasgow Disability Alliance.

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 the English language with English language subtitles/captions. Discussion BSL interpreted. Hearing loop available.

Audio description available. Please ask at box office for a headset. Films have a lot of explanatory dialogue and voiceover, so are otherwise relatively 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.


Online Dating With A Disability (3m)
Dir: Ross Wilcock, Year: 2018
Ross Wilcock shares his experience of online dating with a disability in a short video made for BBC The Social.

The Things You Think I’m Thinking (15m)
Dir. Sherren Lee, Year: 2017
A burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date for the first time since his accident.

Picture This (33m)
Dir. Jari Osborne, Year: 2017
What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.


December 6, 2018
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900