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December 2018

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

December 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Our 2018 Scottish shorts programme contains another exciting range of work by and about LGBTQ+ people and communities within our (un)fair land. Among the imagery and themes included are the search for community and intimacy, trans embodiment, anti-queer conditioning, erotic fantasies in rural landscapes, lost…

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Tomorrow Never Knows

December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A sensitive documentary looking at the life and death of Shar Jones, a transgender person with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, and the difficult choice he and his wife Cynthia Vitale faced as the couple struggled to figure out how to proceed amidst his chaotic decline.…

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Leitis in Waiting + Lady Eva

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Tonga, an island group in the South Pacific, has long considered trans women, known as leitis, an integral part of its culture, often carrying significant social status. But recent Western religious influences have seen their identities being increasingly challenged. This documentary traces their proud cultural history and…

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Workshop: Telling Trans Stories

December 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Jason Barker is an award-winning filmmaker, comix artist, and occasional stand-up comedian. His recent feature documentary, A Deal With The Universe, uses personal archive and home video diaries to chart the story of how he became pregnant. The film is screening at multiple festivals and…

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A Deal With The Universe

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Documentary A Deal with the Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his…

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SQIFF Shorts: Tender Anguish

December 9, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 9:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Harika Özer is an impoverished trans sex worker whose family sought refuge from Siirt to Manisa in Turkey in the 80s. Raf, a young queer man in the UK, struggles to find his place amongst the crowd in a dive gay bar. Icarus arrives in…

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East Asian Focus: Alifu The Prince/ss

December 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A set of intersecting queer Taiwanese stories about love, identity and loss. Alifu, a member of an indigenous Paiwan community, is selected to succeed her father as the head of her tribe, but hasn't yet come out to her family as trans. She is attracted to Chris, a…

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February 2019

SQIFF Shorts on Tour

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - March 6 @ 11:00 pm
Free - £8
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We present on tour an inclusive selection of LGBTQ+ short films from our 2018 Festival Opening Night. Headlining the programme is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer, trans, and intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation…

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QTIPOC shorts for LGBT History Month

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow, G3 8AW United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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For LGBT History Month, SQIFF and the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) are partnering to showcase short films focusing on QTIPOC representation and ideas. My Loneliness is Killing Me features a femme man of colour who invites a white man to his apartment…

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August 2019

SQIFF at Jupiter Rising

August 23 - August 25
Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Near Wilkieston
Edinburgh, EH27 8BY United Kingdom
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We are really pleased to be taking part in Jupiter Rising music festival with 2 programmes of short films during the 3-day festival. Jupiter Rising takes place at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh 23 to 25 August with a line-up including music, performance, film and moving…

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