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October 2019

Black History Month: Fabulous + Father Figure

October 3 @ 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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Brief Story from the Green Planet

October 3 @ 9:30 pm - 10:55 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white man with short dark hair and a yellow jacket, white woman with long blonde hair and a red and white striped jacket, and Latina woman with long dark hair and luminous pink jacket stand in a field looking directly at the camera.

Three childhood friends in Buenos Aires are stuck in a rut. Gutsy trans performer Tania is disillusioned with her profession, club kid Pedro can only connect via dancing, and depressed waitress Daniela has given up on finding love. Their lives are turned upside down when…

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See Me Proud presents: Mental Health Shorts

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A drawn or painted face of a person with white background, blue outline of eye and eyebrows and a hand covering their face, pink hair, and green and yellow shading over the top and right of their face.

We know that mental health issues disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, who often experience difficulties in accessing support. To create space for discussion and representation of these topics, we’ve curated a collection of insightful and powerful shorts in partnership with See Me Proud. Topics…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Spaces

October 4 @ 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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Luke+Jack present: Sexxxy Beasts and Wheelchairs

October 4 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person with short blond hair and bright red lipstick grins at the camera, their hand resting on their chin, as another white person with short mousy hair kisses their chest.

How we are (un)represented as Deaf and Disabled people has a huge impact on our lives. Exploring such representation, we take a look at queer porn made by and about Deaf and Disabled queer people. With work by DIY queer filmmaker and activist, Loree Erickson,…

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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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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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Kat Lindner Tribute: Tomboy

October 6 @ 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 child with short, messy blond hair, wearing a white vest and blue tracksuit top falling off their shoulders, stares sullenly ahead. A wall with light green and pink flowered wallpaper is behind them.

French queer filmmaker Celine Sciamma’s naturalistic drama about childhood gender identity is touching, painful, and humorous all at once. Ten-year-old Laure has moved with her family to a new neighbourhood. The local kids take her for a boy and instead of correcting them, Laure introduces…

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LGBT Health & Wellbeing Community Filmmaking

October 6 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person bathed in red light and shadow looms out of the dark, grinning with light playing about them.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing is a charity promoting the health, wellbeing, and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland and providing support, services, and information. Two of the organisation’s groups have recently created collectively-made short films, which we will showcase at this…

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