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September 2019

Quiet Heroes with Glasgow Zine Library

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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£3 - £5
An all red background with 'Quiet Heroes' and 'Sundance' written in white letters and two barely sketched white figures in white.

"The fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the heartland of America's west." We partner with Glasgow Zine Library for a screening of Quiet Heroes, which documents one doctor’s fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height…

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October 2019

SQIFF Schools: Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
A white person with long blue hair and glasses, a black leather jacket, sitting down. There is a bookshelf with DVDs and CDs behind them and an open box full of records to their right.

Commissioned by Mancroft Advice Project, a Norwich-based charity, and created by Scottish filmmaker Nicole O’Reilly, Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences gives a voice to young trans people. Incorporating interviews with trans youth in Norfolk, O’Reilly’s debut feature gives its participants space to explain…

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Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person with long blue hair and glasses, a black leather jacket, sitting down. There is a bookshelf with DVDs and CDs behind them and an open box full of records to their right.

Commissioned by Mancroft Advice Project, a Norwich-based charity, and created by Scottish filmmaker Nicole O’Reilly, Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences gives a voice to young trans people. Incorporating interviews with trans youth in Norfolk, O’Reilly’s debut feature gives its participants space to explain…

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Autism-friendly Opening Night Shorts

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
An Asian-American man sits wtih legs crossed, his head titled thoughtfully to one side, looking down. He has long black hair and wears a patterned shirt. In the background are bookshelves.

We are putting on an autism-friendly screening of our Opening Night Shorts programme. Autism-friendly screenings are designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment. We will not book the cinema more…

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SQIFF 2019 Opening Night Shorts

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person wears an elaborate habit made of shiny material and a jeweled bee design on the forehead. They wear white make-up covering their face with a purple beard and lips, and the blue and pink of the trans flag elsewhere on their face plus big black eye make-up.

We launch the Festival with a stellar lineup of documentary shorts focused on LGBTQIA+ community and activism. Adam and the Alphas depicts the camaraderie of gay rugby team, the Glasgow Alphas. Bodies Like Oceans follows self-described queer fat freak and photographer, Shoog McDaniel. I AM!…

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Queen of Lapa

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A young white person with long blond hair and long eyelashes is naked from chest up. Their hand covers their chest, touching their ear thoughtfully. They have a large tattoo across their shoulder. Behind is a pink wall.

Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker, Luana Muniz - arguably one of Brazil’s most recognisable trans personalities - shapes a new reality for a generation of trans sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen…

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LEAP Sports Scotland presents: Man Made

October 3 @ 6:15 pm - 8:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two black men and one white man with bare shoulders are pictured in a row looking intensely in the direction of the camera.

Trans FitCon is an all-transgender bodybuilding competition held in Atlanta, USA. Man Made follows 4 trans men stepping on the stage to compete. Rese is a young father struggling with periods of homelessness; Dominic seeks out his family of origin, confronting an alternate history for…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Spaces

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown person with short dark hair, a dark hoodie, and bag over their shoulder stands in a subway carriage looking down to the side with people sitting behind them.

How does queer visibility transform physical and symbolic space? What roles do specific spaces have in altering the way that we navigate and represent ourselves in public? Why are alternatives to heteronormative space important for our communities? In this collection of shorts, we explore what…

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Moroni for President

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown man in light purple shirt, waistcoat, and tie with short dark hair, beard, and glasses stand with his hand in his pocket, looking up to the side. Behind him is a silver car with election posters on it, desert, and trees.

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Every four years, the Navajo tribe elects its president, whom is considered to be the most powerful Native American in the country. In the midst of a frenzied electoral campaign, Moroni for President…

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A Girl’s Band

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person with big curly mousy hair, headphones round their neck, and a big jacket looks direct to camera. Behind thmem are blurred city lights.

From 80s punk to modern day synth pop, rocking Argentinian queer women artists are chronicled in A Girl’s Band by bassist turned filmmaker, Marilina Giménez. Her band YiLet broke up long ago but Giménez still has access to dozens of musicians who are ready to…

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