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October 2019

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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Kattumaram

October 4, 2019 @ 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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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Spaces

October 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown person with short dark hair, a dark hoodie, and bag over their shoulder stands in a subway carriage looking down to the side with people sitting behind them.

How does queer visibility transform physical and symbolic space? What roles do specific spaces have in altering the way that we navigate and represent ourselves in public? Why are alternatives to heteronormative space important for our communities? In this collection of shorts, we explore what…

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Moroni for President

October 4, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 & Junglehussi

October 4, 2019 @ 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! Glasgow-based babes ISHWAQ and Junglehussi who'll be going b2b will be joined by Sippin' T aka Tia Simon-Campbell, DJ and co-founder of club night and curatorial collective BBZ (Bold Brazen Zamis). Tickets are available…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Islam with Hidayah

October 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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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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