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SQIFF Shorts: Trans Pride

October 1, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 3:50 pm

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Trans representation in mainstream cinema remains poor but happily there’s a rich output of short filmmaking with authentic takes on trans, non-binary, genderqueer, and two-spirit identities. We showcase dramas, experimental documentaries, and animation in this selection covering themes including coming out to parents, dealing with mental health problems, finding love, and the specifics of trans and two-spirit identities for people of colour and indigenous people.

Content note: brief depiction of transphobic violence and mention of suicidal feelings.

ACCESS: Level access at entrance with lift up to first floor for Theatre space. Accessible toilets on first floor (CCA). Films screening with subtitles for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Most films 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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Ryans (17m)
Dir: Natalie Heltzel, Rain Valdez, Country: USA, Year: 2016

A trans woman goes on a blind date with a man but lingering similarities to an ex get in the way.

Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits (5m)
Dir: David Ng, Jen Sungshine, Country: USA, Year: 2016

The story of Duane and his journey as someone who identifies as “Two Spirit” – a queer Aboriginal person.

Nasser (19m)
Dir: Melissa Martens, Country: Netherlands, Year: 2015

When Nasser gets their period for the first time, their mother decides that it’s time they start acting “like a girl.”

Dawn (13m)
Dir: Jake Graf, Country: UK, Year: 2016

A trans woman running from an abusive man makes a captivating new acquaintance whilst waiting for a bus.

The Race (4m)
Dir: Soyoon Kim, Country: South Korea, Year: 2015

Tiny, genderless figurines dance to J S Bach as their environment gives way and glitches out.

Love Letter / Prēma Lēkha (5m)
Dir: Neelu Bhuman, Country: UK, Year: 2015

An abstract film exploring gender and race through the power of erotics and love.

Alexa To Exa (17m)
Dir: Exa Zim, Christian Marsh, Country: USA, Year: 2015

A very personal documentary film about about transcending assigned identity


October 1, 2016
2:15 pm - 3:50 pm
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