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December 2018

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: Queer Scotland

December 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Our 2018 Scottish shorts programme contains another exciting range of work by and about LGBTQ+ people and communities within our (un)fair land. Among the imagery and themes included are the search for community and intimacy, trans embodiment, anti-queer conditioning, erotic fantasies in rural landscapes, lost…

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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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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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A black person with an afro and wearing a tight black outfit is dancing, appearing absorbed in the moment. In the background is a brick wall. All is bathed in blue light.

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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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Intimacies

October 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown person with short bleached blond hair, pink eyebrow make-up, and light blue lipstick poses, their upper half naked, one hand over their chest and one above their head. Behind them is a blue flowered pattern.

Touch, connection, sensuality, bonding. Sharing of solidarity, friendship, grief, and (com)passion. This selection of short films from the UK, US, Brazil, and the Amazon trace intimacies between friends, family, communities, and lovers. The revolutionary potential of femme for femme relationships. Upholding trans and immigrant identities…

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SQIFF Shorts: Luv Sucks

October 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white young person starring intensely ahead with short dark hair sits in a changing room wearing just a small white towel around his waist as another white person with a white towel is seen walking part, blurred.

Romantic relationships can be tough. SQIFF offers up an alternative to punching walls and texting your ex when pished with these shorts from the heart - as in stomping all over it and dumping it in the trash. A bisexual trio have a bust up…

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Luke+Jack present: Sexxxy Beasts and Wheelchairs

October 4, 2019 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person with short blond hair and bright red lipstick grins at the camera, their hand resting on their chin, as another white person with short mousy hair kisses their chest.

How we are (un)represented as Deaf and Disabled people has a huge impact on our lives. Exploring such representation, we take a look at queer porn made by and about Deaf and Disabled queer people. With work by DIY queer filmmaker and activist, Loree Erickson,…

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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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April 2020

Sqifflix: Fighting for Justice

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Free
A person with dark hair and long earrings wearing a flowery dress and lace gloves is in front of a brick wall and flowers. They hold a sign which reads, 'in Palestine.'

Click here to access the full programme. In our very first Sqifflix outing we showcase activist short films in which people fight for their right to exist and against oppressive forces. The movies cover identities including Deaf, Disabled, and Two Spirit, battle against patriarchy, white…

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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…

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