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October 2019

SQIFF Schools: Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
A white person with long blue hair and glasses, a black leather jacket, sitting down. There is a bookshelf with DVDs and CDs behind them and an open box full of records to their right.

Commissioned by Mancroft Advice Project, a Norwich-based charity, and created by Scottish filmmaker Nicole O’Reilly, Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences gives a voice to young trans people. Incorporating interviews with trans youth in Norfolk, O’Reilly’s debut feature gives its participants space to explain…

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SQIFF Shorts: Intimacies

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown person with short bleached blond hair, pink eyebrow make-up, and light blue lipstick poses, their upper half naked, one hand over their chest and one above their head. Behind them is a blue flowered pattern.

Touch, connection, sensuality, bonding. Sharing of solidarity, friendship, grief, and (com)passion. This selection of short films from the UK, US, Brazil, and the Amazon trace intimacies between friends, family, communities, and lovers. The revolutionary potential of femme for femme relationships. Upholding trans and immigrant identities…

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Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person with long blue hair and glasses, a black leather jacket, sitting down. There is a bookshelf with DVDs and CDs behind them and an open box full of records to their right.

Commissioned by Mancroft Advice Project, a Norwich-based charity, and created by Scottish filmmaker Nicole O’Reilly, Norfolk Trans Youth: Respecting & Understanding Differences gives a voice to young trans people. Incorporating interviews with trans youth in Norfolk, O’Reilly’s debut feature gives its participants space to explain…

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Autism-friendly Opening Night Shorts

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
An Asian-American man sits wtih legs crossed, his head titled thoughtfully to one side, looking down. He has long black hair and wears a patterned shirt. In the background are bookshelves.

We are putting on an autism-friendly screening of our Opening Night Shorts programme. Autism-friendly screenings are designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment. We will not book the cinema more…

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SQIFF 2019 Opening Night Shorts

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person wears an elaborate habit made of shiny material and a jeweled bee design on the forehead. They wear white make-up covering their face with a purple beard and lips, and the blue and pink of the trans flag elsewhere on their face plus big black eye make-up.

We launch the Festival with a stellar lineup of documentary shorts focused on LGBTQIA+ community and activism. Adam and the Alphas depicts the camaraderie of gay rugby team, the Glasgow Alphas. Bodies Like Oceans follows self-described queer fat freak and photographer, Shoog McDaniel. I AM!…

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SQIFF Shorts: Luv Sucks

October 3 @ 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 white young person starring intensely ahead with short dark hair sits in a changing room wearing just a small white towel around his waist as another white person with a white towel is seen walking part, blurred.

Romantic relationships can be tough. SQIFF offers up an alternative to punching walls and texting your ex when pished with these shorts from the heart - as in stomping all over it and dumping it in the trash. A bisexual trio have a bust up…

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Queen of Lapa

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A young white person with long blond hair and long eyelashes is naked from chest up. Their hand covers their chest, touching their ear thoughtfully. They have a large tattoo across their shoulder. Behind is a pink wall.

Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker, Luana Muniz - arguably one of Brazil’s most recognisable trans personalities - shapes a new reality for a generation of trans sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen…

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SQIFF Shorts: Come Out Fighting

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A stop motion figure of a brown person with short pink hair, grey jumper, and jeans sits with hands on lap looking down in a rail carriage. Next to them are drawn black and white figures.

Pushed into corners through marginalisation and oppression, the characters in these short films come out fighting for their bodily autonomy, rights, and liberation. YaliniDream performs a poem of refugee/migrant love for self and the world. Artist Liberty Antonia Sadler uses poetry to celebrate larger bodies…

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Birds of the Borderlands

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A figure with a pink headscarf covering their top half completely with their back to camera looks out across a bright city filled with tall white buildings.

Four queer Arab stories are powerfully illuminated through genderqueer Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon’s compelling piece of guerrilla filmmaking. Jordanian teenager Hiba is transitioning in secret, fearful of being killed by her Bedouin tribe; gay Iraqi refugee Youssef has fled Baghdad and is living in limbo…

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LEAP Sports Scotland presents: Man Made

October 3 @ 6:15 pm - 8:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two black men and one white man with bare shoulders are pictured in a row looking intensely in the direction of the camera.

Trans FitCon is an all-transgender bodybuilding competition held in Atlanta, USA. Man Made follows 4 trans men stepping on the stage to compete. Rese is a young father struggling with periods of homelessness; Dominic seeks out his family of origin, confronting an alternate history for…

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