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October 2019

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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From Zero to I Love You

October 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Close up of the head and naked shoulders of a white man with short dark hair. He is looking whistfully to the side and his hair is caught by sunlight also coming through the tree tops behind him.

This captivating relationship comedy begins when Peter bumps into handsome but married Jack in a gay bar. They begin a passionate affair and Peter woes the fact he always seems to end up with married men, a scenario bringing its own special set of tensions.…

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Party: Sippin T & ISHWAQ

October 4 @ 11:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Art School, 20 Scott Street
Glasgow, G3 6PE United Kingdom
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A black person with a black vest, hat, and big headphones is DJing with a crowd of people behind.

Celebrate SQIFF 2019 at The Art School for the official afterparty! Joining us on the night will be Sippin T aka Tia Simon-Campbell, DJ and co-founder of club night and curatorial collective BBZ (Bold Brazen Zamis), alongside Glasgow-based babe ISHWAQ and some very special performances!…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Islam with Hidayah

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Close-up of one set of hands washing the foot of another person with water in a basin below.

A series of shorts made over several decades following queer Muslim characters as they navigate familial relationships, romantic love, and their careers. A budding filmmaker collaborates with his conservative Muslim father on a film about an iconic Muslim actor. The love between a disabled Muslim…

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Transfinite

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two drawn or painted people of colour standing facing each other. One with their back to us is painted orange-yellow with a grey vest and red and green stripes on their uppers arms. The other facing us is pink with a purple flower headband and a yellow vest. The background is a torquoise-white shade.

Transfinite is a sci-fi omnibus feature film by Neelu Bhuman composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight, and thrive. Most of us have been in situations where we feel…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two people stand legs apart in a dancing pose surrounded by concrete, behind them a reflection caused by sunlight and windows. One person with short black hair and a dark jacket and trousers has their arm around the neck of the other person, who has short dark hair, a grey tshirt, and dark trousers, in dance pose.

We present a round-up of the excellent, idiosyncratic new queer filmmaking produced within Scotland. We welcome the return of filmmakers who have screened at SQIFF before including Michael Lee Richardson, Wei Zhang, Siri Rødnes, Eleanor Capaldi, and Natasha Lall, and are excited by a whole…

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A Dog Barking at the Moon

October 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A Chinese woman's face in close is seen upside down as she lies on a green sheet in a hospital bed. She wears a blue surgical cap and wires are seen across her bare shoulders.

In director Zi Xiang's exceptional feature debut - a Teddy Jury award-winner at the Berlin Film Festival - decades of open secrets and resentment create chaos within a Chinese family. When she brings her white western boyfriend for a visit to China, pregnant Huang Xiaoyu…

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SQIFF Shorts: Some Like it Rough

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Black and white grainy archive image of a man with white tshirt and tight jeans with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

We delve into the varied practices of BDSM and societal attitudes towards this age-old erotic preference, which continues to be subject to stigmatisation and censorship. In Lasting Marks, one of sixteen gay men put on trial for taking part in consensual sadomasochism in late 80s…

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WERX @ Civic House Glasgow

October 5 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
£5
A grey background with a slightly abstract blurry black and gold figure with heels. Top right is written WERX

Introducing WERX, a collaboration between Vogue Scotland X SQIFF and Glasgow's own club night by and for the ballroom scene, allies and pals, get ready to dress to the 10s! DJs to be announced. This night is open to folx from all backgrounds, experiences, sexualities,…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black person with hair up in a bun and blue jumper lies on a bed leaning over a brown person with long dark hair and a pink jumper. There is a pink cushion and flowery wallpaper behind them.

Short films exploring what it means to have faith as a queer person today. A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life faces a challenge when his two worlds collide. A chaplain from Cheshire sets up a helpline for gay farmers and is…

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