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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two people stand legs apart in a dancing pose surrounded by concrete, behind them a reflection caused by sunlight and windows. One person with short black hair and a dark jacket and trousers has their arm around the neck of the other person, who has short dark hair, a grey tshirt, and dark trousers, in dance pose.

We present a round-up of the excellent, idiosyncratic new queer filmmaking produced within Scotland. We welcome the return of filmmakers who have screened at SQIFF before including Michael Lee Richardson, Wei Zhang, Siri Rødnes, Eleanor Capaldi, and Natasha Lall, and are excited by a whole…

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Filmmaker Social

October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Groups of people are seen through a doorway, standing, talking, gesturing, and smiling at each other. In the background is a light wall with pictures on it.

Are you queer filmmaker working in Scotland or beyond? Come and join us for some networking, schmoozing, and boozing (non-alcoholic options also available). A chance to meet others who are LGBTQIA+ and interested or already working in film and related media. Share ideas, discuss your…

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Luke+Jack present: Unicorns’ Den Film Pitch

October 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Four black and wooden chairs and a small black table sit ominously in a spotlight surrounded by black.

We are delighted to present SQIFF’s first film pitching session supported by Glasgow’s queer-friendly erotic boutique, Luke+Jack. We invite filmmakers to enter the Unicorns’ Den and pitch their short film project on the theme of Queer Desire. The winner - adjudicated by our panel of…

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Pity Party Film Club presents: Evil Come, Evil Go

October 5, 2019 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Pity Party Film Club presents a rare screening of Walt Davis' lesbian sexploitation opus Evil Come, Evil Go. Sister Sarah Jane (Cleo O'Hara) is hellbent on ridding the world of evil, sex-obsessed men. Taking to the streets of Los Angeles, she quickly befriends a gullible…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A black person with hair up in a bun and blue jumper lies on a bed leaning over a brown person with long dark hair and a pink jumper. There is a pink cushion and flowery wallpaper behind them.

Short films exploring what it means to have faith as a queer person today. A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life faces a challenge when his two worlds collide. A chaplain from Cheshire sets up a helpline for gay farmers and is…

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Kat Lindner Tribute: Tomboy

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A white child with short, messy blond hair, wearing a white vest and blue tracksuit top falling off their shoulders, stares sullenly ahead. A wall with light green and pink flowered wallpaper is behind them.

French queer filmmaker Celine Sciamma’s naturalistic drama about childhood gender identity is touching, painful, and humorous all at once. Ten-year-old Laure has moved with her family to a new neighbourhood. The local kids take her for a boy and instead of correcting them, Laure introduces…

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DOCMA screening

October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A bright room with sunlight streaming in the windows. In the room are rows of chairs and a projector facing a screen.

Following our DOCMA workshop (click here for the workshop listing) - where participants will take part in creating their own 1-minute documentary as part of a 5-minute documentary film made by 5 filmmakers in 5 different documentary styles - we invite audiences to come and…

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LGBT Health & Wellbeing Community Filmmaking

October 6, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person bathed in red light and shadow looms out of the dark, grinning with light playing about them.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing is a charity promoting the health, wellbeing, and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland and providing support, services, and information. Two of the organisation’s groups have recently created collectively-made short films, which we will showcase at this…

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Vision Portraits

October 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black man sits on a subway carriage seat. He has short black hair, his eyes are closed, he holds a white cane, and he wears a dark jacket.

Vision Portraits is a vivid and hypnotic exploration by filmmaker Rodney Evans illuminating the compelling stories of four visually impaired artists - photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the filmmaker himself. Evans contrasts their journeys with his own personal and professional…

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We Are Parable presents: Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monae

October 6, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A black woman - Janelle Monae - is in close up looking just beyond the camera. She has black hair in pigtails and wears multi-coloured eye make-up, bright red lipstic, and a pearl collar. Just behind her another black woman can be seen. They are both sitting in an open top car.

As part of their season “The Art of the Black Visual Album” We Are Parable partner with SQIFF to present a special screening of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer visual album or, as she calls it, “emotion picture.” Set in a dystopian nightmare, Jane 57821 (played…

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