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October 2019

VR & Interactive Exhibition

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Free
A white person with blond hair, wearing a pink SQIFF tshirt with zebra-stripped long-sleeve tshirt under it and black dungerees has a virtual reality headset on. They are upstairs at the CCA.

Our VR & Interactive Exhibition showcases stories from around the world told using the latest technology and innovative techniques. Experience the lives of trans people in Japan through the nostalgic style of early gaming, share eight LGBTQI+ individuals in Australia’s intimate memories of their mother’s…

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Black History Month: Fabulous + Father Figure

October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A black person dances in the middle of the room, holding an elegant pose, whilst people on chairs around them and from a judging table at the far end, watch. They have black hair in a bun and wear pink, purple, and cream matching tshirt and shorts.

In partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) for Black History Month, we look at the thriving ballroom culture of contemporary Europe. In Fabulous (2019), international legend Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home of Guyana to introduce voguing to its LGBTQ community. Father…

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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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Free
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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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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Black History Month: Calalai: In Betweenness + shorts

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Two Bugis women from southern Indonesia sit next to each other in a wooden building with red awning. One has a white shirt and headscarf and appears to be in prayer. The other woman wears a black and white tshirt with a tiger on it and is looking down.

Calalai: In Betweenness by filmmaker Kiki Febriyanti depicts women in South Sulawesi Bugis culture, which for centuries has accepted gender diversity as implicit, believing humans consist of 5 genders, one of them being calalai. The film takes a closer look at the definition of femininity…

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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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May 2020

Sqifflix: Gender Revealing

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. In our programme Gender Revealing filmmakers and characters play with and question gender norms and expectations. A genderqueer AFAB person experiments with male-pattern baldness, Exa Zim narrates their life growing up trans, 'faux' drag queens Sergina and Venus…

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Sqifflix: Queer Horror Stories

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. In Queer Horror Stories we showcase provocative, bizarre, sometimes gory, sometimes scary films that delve into the terror of queerness and oppression. In a dystopian 2064, a federation of African States initiate an annual cull of men; a…

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Sqifflix: Sexual Content Warning

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - June 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free
From behind two policemen stand on either side of a naked man with a unicorn mask on a small wall in front of grass with night lights and a stadium in the background.

Click here to access the full programme. For anyone after some slightly xxx-y content to make lockdown more pleasureable, we bring you Sexual Content Warning. A sweet night cleaner has his work cut out in Canada's busiest gay bathhouse. Disability activist Andrew Gurza reflects on…

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