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December 2018

SQIFF Shorts: Picture This

December 6, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:55 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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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.…

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SQIFF Shorts: Weird and Wild

December 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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An encounter with a strange funeral procession in Bethnal Green, a family losing the plot after meeting their son’s trans girlfriend, a middle-aged gay man seemingly eerily affected by a forest camping trip, and queer feminist gangs doing battle in a violent, dystopian present. Weird…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Arab Lives

December 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A series of shorts that reveal the social intricacies of queer Arab life. Nazem, a genderqueer Egyptian-Iraqi drag-queen, prepares for a performance informed by childhood memories of her mother. A lesbian woman from Lebanon takes a fairground ride with her friends where their conversation turns…

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Workshop: Creating Online Content with BBC The Social

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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BBC The Social is an award-winning digital team based at BBC Scotland creating online content and developing new creative talent. The channel has a strong focus on allowing LGBTQ+ contributors to take the lead when it comes to creating content that covers topics such as LGBTQI+…

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on the tips of our tongues

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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on the tips of our tongues intertwines artist film and sound works, readings and new writing. Concerned with illegible archives and embodied gestures this thing stems from Camara Taylor's ongoing practice based research project, wet blue embrace(s), which explores strategies and aesthetic practices amidst the Black Queer…

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East Asia Focus: Until Rainbow Dawn

December 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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After meeting at their Deaf school in Central Japan, Hana and Ayumi become close friends, and quickly fall in love. But when Hana comes out to her parents, they throw her out of the house.  Ayumi takes Hana along to a queer Deaf meetup in…

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SQIFF Shorts: Deaf Perspectives

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A showcase of work by and about Deaf queer filmmakers and artists. Films include Dickie Hearts’ latest short, zombie spectacular The Deaf vs The Dead; a documentary about Deaf gay porn actor, Rick; a film-poem, featuring Donna Williams, about translation between British Sign Language and…

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Pink Excavation

December 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Pink Excavation is Natasha Lall's first feature length film. With Lall as the narrator and cameos from local queers Mina Baird and Junie Latte, this DIY film explores the preservation of queer histories in Glasgow, 2518. Pink Excavation sees Lall excavate 90s-00s technological relics that…

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Meet The SQIFF Programmers

December 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Your chance to meet some of the programmers behind the Festival, find out more about the process of finding and selecting films, and ask any questions you might have. As a community festival, we welcome feedback on our approach, so encourage those with thoughts and…

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August 2019

SQIFF at Jupiter Rising

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Near Wilkieston
Edinburgh, EH27 8BY United Kingdom
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We are really pleased to be taking part in Jupiter Rising music festival with 2 programmes of short films during the 3-day festival. Jupiter Rising takes place at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh 23 to 25 August with a line-up including music, performance, film and moving…

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