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October 2019

Black History Month: Portrait of Jason

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Black and white close up of a black man, Jason Holliday, gazing directly at the camera with a sly perhaps annoyed look. He has short black hair and glasses, and holds a cigarette in his hand.

Portrait of Jason shows sex worker and entertainer, Jason Holliday, recounting his life story for filmmaker Shirley Clarke. Jason is the sole on-screen presence in the film. He narrates his life story to the camera, behind which Clarke and her partner at the time, actor…

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December 2019

Quiet Heroes with Glasgow Zine Library

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glasgow Zine Library, 636 Cathcart Road
Glasgow, G42 8AA 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.

Join us for a screening of Quiet Heroes at Glasgow Zine Library's new space in the Southside of Glasgow. Quiet Heroes documents one doctor’s fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the heartland of America’s west. This screening is…

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February 2020

SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Grainy image of two men standing in front of book shelves. They both have short blonde hair. One wears a demin jacket and is crossing his arms and smiling. The other wears a black jacket with collar turned up and is looking to the side.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century. Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will…

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June 2020

Sqifflix: Vision Portraits

June 15 @ 12:00 am - June 21 @ 11:30 pm
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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October 2020

All The Feels!: Ultimate Queer Fanvid Playlist

October 5 @ 12:00 am - October 18 @ 11:30 pm
Still from the film Queering the Script in which two white people standing in a hall at a fan convention hold up a sign which reads, "LGBT fans deserve better."

Fanvids are short films using music, edited by fans in an expression of all the feels around their favourite fandoms. Even with today’s films and television bursting with more queer characters than ever, we still fight for true recognition, representation, and stories that go beyond…

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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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Watch Party: Tongues Untied

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Free - £8
Two Black men are naked from the waist up in front of a white sheet with sketches of rocket and other items on it. One has an arm around the other's shoulder and they both look directly at the camera.

In his own words, Marlon Riggs aimed to shatter the “nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” with his 1989 film Tongues Untied. A challenging and captivating work, many of Riggs’ key messages still resonate with the Black queer experience in the…

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Watch Party: Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two people, one with long bright red hair and dramatic black attire and one with short hair dressed butch casual, stand hand in hand knee deep in a lake with a hill filled with trees beyond it.

With a poetic blend of curiosity, humour, sensuality, and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they…

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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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Watch Party: Transdimensional Voices

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two figures, one wearing a red hazmat suit and gas mask and the other wearing an elaborate black plastic head to toe outfit including a tall black hat stand amongst buildings in rubble.

This collection of shorts uplifts trans* voices and showcases a wide range of trans* identifying talent based within Glasgow. Jamie Crewe’s “The Ideal Bar” — “Le Narcisse” — “Alec’s” touches on experiences of transphobia and LGBTQIA+ solidarity and conflict. Sorcha Clelland presents Where the Red…

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