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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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Free
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: 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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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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Sqifflix: More Love from Neelu

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Free
A Black person with braids and a slight grin is in close-up looking directly to camera. On either side looking at them and smiling are a White person with a dark beard and a brown person with a bleached forelock and nose ring. All are bathed in pink and purple light.

Click here to access the full programme. Our special shorts programme More Love from Neelu showcases films by award-winning artist and filmmaker Neelu Bhuman, whose feature film TRANSFINITE we are screening online 25 - 28 June. Neelu's work explores social and political themes as they…

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Sqifflix: TRANSFINITE + shorts

June 25 @ 12:00 am - June 28 @ 11:30 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with blue tshirt, a waistcoat, and gold jewellery is examining with a microscope a yellow flower in a greenhouse filled with greenery and colourful flowers.

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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July 2020

SQIFF Shorts: A is for Asexual

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 17 @ 10:00 am
Free
A person wearing Hindi sari and jewellry with a beard and bright red lipstick sits on a park bench, taking a selfie.

We are taking part in DIVE IN Cinema, a two-week online screening series in collaboration with other film festivals and exhibitors in Scotland. DIVE IN Cinema will offer a mixture of features and short films across fiction, documentary and experimental work, as well as a…

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