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December 2018

Nitrate Kisses

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Pioneer of lesbian cinema Barbara Hammer weaves striking images of four gay and lesbian couples with footage of an unearthed, forbidden, and invisible history, searching eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of queer culture. Questions of historic representation are examined through addressing the margins,…

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SQIFF Shorts: Gay as in Hysterically Funny

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - £8
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What does it mean to make fun of yourself and your community as an LGBTQ+ person? This programme examines queerness and onscreen comedy, including short films by Raymond Yeung, Jordan Firstman, and Alli Logout, and episodes from Ingrid Jungermann’s classic webseries, F to 7th. Featuring…

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Shakedown

December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Owned by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown was an independent, all black lesbian strip club operating in LA from the late 90s. Director Leilah Weinraub’s film chronicles the explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organisers, including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community;…

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Rafiki

December 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free - £8
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“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them,…

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SQIFF 2018 Closing Night: White Rabbit

December 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Recently single, Korean-born LA artist Sophia Lee - played by performance artist Vivian Bang (who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Daryl Wein) - devotes herself to her public performance art, whether it’s a provocative Korean perspective in the park on the LA Riots or…

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SQIFF Shorts: Tender Anguish

December 9, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 9:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Harika Özer is an impoverished trans sex worker whose family sought refuge from Siirt to Manisa in Turkey in the 80s. Raf, a young queer man in the UK, struggles to find his place amongst the crowd in a dive gay bar. Icarus arrives in…

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February 2019

SQIFF Shorts on Tour

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - March 6 @ 11:00 pm
Free - £8
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We present on tour an inclusive selection of LGBTQ+ short films from our 2018 Festival Opening Night. Headlining the programme is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer, trans, and intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation…

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June 2019

Portraits of Artists as Young Men (& Women & Other)

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art School, 20 Scott Street
Glasgow, G3 6PE United Kingdom
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SQIFF curates a screening as part of Glasgow School of Art's Degree Show programme, Dress Rehearsal. Portraits of Artists as Young Men (& Women & Other) takes a look at the earlier, formative days of queer artists who have gone on to make significant bodies…

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August 2019

SQIFF at Jupiter Rising

August 23 - August 25
Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Near Wilkieston
Edinburgh, EH27 8BY United Kingdom
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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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Freak Orlando at Weird Weekend

August 31 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
The Grim Reaper stands looking down at a white person with long dark hair flailing their arms in the air. They are both in a gloomy swamp. Over the image is written in block white letters: WEIRD WEEKEND.

In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes…

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