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May 2020

Sqifflix: Queer Horror Stories

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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 & Chill

June 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
A blue and green lake with green trees and plants overhanging and surrounding. Two drawn see-through heads are bobbing in the lake looking at each other.

Click here to access the full programme. Our shorts programme Sqifflix & Chill, as the title suggests, includes a varied bunch of films about romantic love, its joys, pain, and complexities. Sweet stories of intense connection are found in Selina Robertson's Couple Time and Dickie…

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Sqifflix: More Love from Neelu

June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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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July 2020

SQIFF Shorts: A is for Asexual

July 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - July 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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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October 2020

All The Feels!: Ultimate Queer Fanvid Playlist

October 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am - October 18, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Still from the film Queering the Script in which two white people standing in a hall at a fan convention hold up a sign which reads, "LGBT fans deserve better."

Fanvids are short films using music, edited by fans in an expression of all the feels around their favourite fandoms. Even with today’s films and television bursting with more queer characters than ever, we still fight for true recognition, representation, and stories that go beyond…

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Watch Party: Online Filmmaking Project

October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A white person with long dark hair and a funky jumper holds up a boom mic and points at it, whilst other stand round in a circle, an attentive audience.

A screening of one minute short films made by participants of our online filmmaking workshops taking place in September. We will invite the filmmakers to take part in a Q&A after the screening of their films. Hosted by filmmaking workshop facilitator Yasmin Al-Hadithi. Hadithi is…

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Watch Party: Lesbian Shorts by Shu Lea Cheang

October 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free - £8
A black and white headshot of Shu Lea Cheang, a Taiwanese-American woman with short bleach blond hair, standing in a darkened corridor with bright overhead lights.

Shu Lea Cheang’s work from the early-to-mid 1990s demonstrated an exciting fusion of identity politics and erotic exploration, making her one of the period’s most prominent queer media artists. This collection presents two of her solo works and two collaborations, alongside a Q&A with Cheang…

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Watch Party: Transdimensional Voices

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two figures, one wearing a red hazmat suit and gas mask and the other wearing an elaborate black plastic head to toe outfit including a tall black hat stand amongst buildings in rubble.

This collection of shorts uplifts trans* voices and showcases a wide range of trans* identifying talent based within Glasgow. Jamie Crewe’s “The Ideal Bar” — “Le Narcisse” — “Alec’s” touches on experiences of transphobia and LGBTQIA+ solidarity and conflict. Sorcha Clelland presents Where the Red…

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Watch Party: Queer Scotland Shorts

October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
Extreme close-up of a human eye with a greeny blue colour and moisture in the corners suggesting tears.

We are always proud to present some of the astonishing queer filmmaking made by local talent. This year features meditation on the queer body and its owner’s cultural history, the potential for zine culture to assist in the recovery from mental health difficulties, being censored…

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