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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Intimacies

October 2 @ 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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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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SQIFF Shorts: Luv Sucks

October 3 @ 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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SQIFF Shorts: Come Out Fighting

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A stop motion figure of a brown person with short pink hair, grey jumper, and jeans sits with hands on lap looking down in a rail carriage. Next to them are drawn black and white figures.

Pushed into corners through marginalisation and oppression, the characters in these short films come out fighting for their bodily autonomy, rights, and liberation. YaliniDream performs a poem of refugee/migrant love for self and the world. Artist Liberty Antonia Sadler uses poetry to celebrate larger bodies…

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Birds of the Borderlands

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A figure with a pink headscarf covering their top half completely with their back to camera looks out across a bright city filled with tall white buildings.

Four queer Arab stories are powerfully illuminated through genderqueer Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon’s compelling piece of guerrilla filmmaking. Jordanian teenager Hiba is transitioning in secret, fearful of being killed by her Bedouin tribe; gay Iraqi refugee Youssef has fled Baghdad and is living in limbo…

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But I’m a Cheerleader

October 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Three people stand in a row looking bored and at the camera: a white person with short dark hair, a white person with long dark hair and glasses, and a white person with long blonde hair. They are all wearing an apparent uniform of pink blouses green pinnies, and bright blue wasing up gloves. In the background is a bright turquoise wall.

As part of our strand on queerness and religion, You Gotta Have Faith, we bring you classic queer rom-com But I’m a Cheerleader on the 20th anniversary of its release. Natasha Lyonne - of Orange is the New Black and Russian Doll fame - stars…

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Kattumaram

October 4 @ 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 brown man with his back to camera, short dark hair, a white shirt, and red and white checked clothing item over his shoulder, looks out to sea from a sandy beach with palm trees.

Kattumaram depicts the Tsunami-affected lives of middle-aged Singaram and his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. Singaram works hard as a fisherman to provide for his family and tries to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects all proposed alliances. Anandhi instead falls for…

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See Me Proud presents: Mental Health Shorts

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A drawn or painted face of a person with white background, blue outline of eye and eyebrows and a hand covering their face, pink hair, and green and yellow shading over the top and right of their face.

We know that mental health issues disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, who often experience difficulties in accessing support. To create space for discussion and representation of these topics, we’ve curated a collection of insightful and powerful shorts in partnership with See Me Proud. Topics…

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Luke+Jack present: Sexxxy Beasts and Wheelchairs

October 4 @ 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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