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Sqifflix: Funny Stuff

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm

Free
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Click here to access the full programme.

Funny Stuff features comedy shorts with queer narratives and musings involving love potions, a mystery trail of takeaway food, Fisher Price characters brought to life, cyborgs, and zombies!

All films have English language subtitles or captions. See notes for below for each film’s language/s, level of accessibility for blind and partially sighted people, age recommendation, content notes, and if the film contains flashing lights or sound levels that might be disturbing for some. These notes are also found on each film’s page on vimeo.

The films are all free to watch with thanks to the filmmakers. Click here to donate to LGBT Unity Scotland to support LGBTQIA+ refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants.

Floozy Suzy (25m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Otavio Chamorro, Country: Brazil, Year: 2015
A hilarious-love-potion-gone-wrong tale where the aim is to win the love of the hottest guy at school.

Language/s: Portuguese

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: All in Portuguese; bright images.

Sound design access notes: Loud music and sound effects.

Age recommendation: 18+

Content note: Depiction of misogyny, homophobia, ableism, and mild violence.

The Usual (5m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Ruth McNally, Country: Ireland, Year: 2014
In a small country pub, three Irish farmers are enjoying an afternoon’s drink when an unusual stranger walks in. His curious behaviour entertains them for a while but they won’t want someone like him hanging around their local for too long.

Language/s: English (Irish dialect)

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Limited dialogue with lots of visual storytelling; mostly bright images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Reference to homophobia.

Big Queer Failure (7m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Rebecca Tritschler and Ellie Fawcett, Country: UK, Year: 2017
A DIY film celebrating and asserting our right to fail at life as individuals and communities.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Lots of voiceover and bright images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: None

My Aunt Mame (9m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Krissy Mahan, Country: USA, Year: 2015
A funny/sad dramatization of a woman’s childhood visits to her working-class butch great aunt, and what happened when she came out to her mom, told through Fisher-Price people in homemade sets.

Language/s: English with one line in Irish Gaelic

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Lots of voiceover/dialogue and bright images.

Sound design access notes: Some loud music

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Discussion of sex, the AIDS crisis, and hospitalisation; depiction of hospitalisation.

Mymy (14m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Anna Helme, Country: Australia, Year: 2014
In a mythic cyberfeminist universe, a frustrated young man yearns for affinity and connection. In an age of digital avatars, he crafts a version of himself that is far more corporeal – by stitching together parts of himself to become his own cyborg twin. However, his new clone has been corrupted by a techno-magick virus…

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Little spoken dialogue, mostly image-based storytelling; mix of light and dark images.

Sound design access notes: Some loud and abrasive sound effects

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Depiction of sex and nudity.

The Deaf vs The Dead – Episode 1: “Outbreak” (7m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Dickie Hearts, Country: USA, Year: 2017
When the undead apocalypse breaks out in Los Angeles, an out Deaf man must find a way to survive and protect his loved ones, even if it means teaming up with some unlikely people.

Language/s: ASL and English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Limited spoken dialogue, lots of visual storytelling; quite bright images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Depiction of ableism and comedy violence.

Details

Start:
April 28 @ 5:30 pm
End:
May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/7050369

Organizer

SQIFF