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October 2019

Autism-friendly Opening Night Shorts

October 2, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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.

Sold Out - we can't guarantee but there's a good chance of returns if you come on the night 15 minutes before the event We launch the Festival with a stellar lineup of documentary shorts focused on LGBTQIA+ community and activism. Adam and the Alphas depicts…

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SQIFF Shorts: Luv Sucks

October 3, 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 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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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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Brief Story from the Green Planet

October 3, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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