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October 2020

SQIFF 2020 Opening Film: Pride & Protest

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Free - £8
Four people are in a moving, open topped car with their hands in the air, smiling and shouting in a celebratory way.

Pride & Protest is a documentary about QTIPOC communities and activists in Britain today and struggles surrounding the politics of desire, self-care, and found family. In the wake of the Birmingham protests against LGBTIQ+ relationship education in primary schools, director Blaise Singh follows various queer…

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Workshop: Filmmaking with Wahala Film Fund

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
A logo with an orange circle with black, white, and orange patterns around it on a black background. Text reads, "Wahala" and "Film Fund for QTIPOC Filmmakers in Europe + Global South."

Wahala Film Fund is a short film completion fund for Queer, Transgender, and Intersex People of Colour filmmakers based in UK, Europe, and the Global South. Wahala’s aim is to challenge the pervasiveness of the marginalisation of Queer People of Colour within films and film…

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Dream Access Focus Group

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
A woman with long red hair, leather trouser, and red shoes sits in a wheelchair talking into a microphone. Another woman with light brown hair, glasses, and a black top sits beside her.

Disability provision is almost always a second thought even in places that are all about radical inclusivity - this is the case with queer spaces as well. This workshop is an opportunity to listen to advocates experiencing diverse disabilities, and to find solutions for radical…

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Party: LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free
A ballroom filled with people being led in a dance with tables and chairs round the side and a rainbow arch made of balloons at the front framing them.

Calling all LGBTI+ Elders and allies –  Dust off your dancing shoes, charge your glasses and get ready for the LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club – Online! We might not be able to meet in person but we can use the magic of technology to…

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Watch Party: Blindsided

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £8
A blurred image of a park with people walking in it and trees and buildings in the background. The image is circular, surrounded by black.

A documentary narrative about Patricia Livingstone, a deafblind, lesbian artist facing a series of losses and gains. The film weaves intimate, real time scenes shot over the course of eight years with home videos and photographs, relaying the story of a woman whose spark did…

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Discussion: Film Programming for QTIPOC

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
An Arab woman with curly black hair, glasses, and a woolly jumper sits mid-talking holding up a mic with a black wall behind her.

A conversation with QTIPOC film programmers from across the UK. We’ll be tackling questions such as: What does it mean to programme for us, by us? What unique and specific challenges are we facing? How do we curate safe and nourishing spaces for our communities?…

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Call & Response: Reading and Writing for the Future

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Two Black people with queer, Afrofuturist gold, silver, and multi-coloured outfits stand at the bottom of a set of futuristic, theatrical red stairs. One person leans on the other's shoulder, who holds up their fingers in a peace sign.

A workshop and reading group led by Martha Williams. The discussion and activities will be based around one or more of the texts selected for the Many Black Moons Ago, To Go programme. Texts will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. The workshop…

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Watch Party: Queer Scotland Shorts

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
Extreme close-up of a human eye with a greeny blue colour and moisture in the corners suggesting tears.

We are always proud to present some of the astonishing queer filmmaking made by local talent. This year features meditation on the queer body and its owner’s cultural history, the potential for zine culture to assist in the recovery from mental health difficulties, being censored…

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SQIFF Closing Night Pub Quiz

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free - £8
A group of queer people are grinning and having fun on a dark dancefloor with blurry red and pink lights.

Join us for the closing night event of SQIFF 2020. Test your queer film knowledge with our fun and accessible quiz covering camp classics to contemporary movie controversies. You can join in with or without a team. There will be some exciting prizes on offer!…

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