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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5, 2019 @ 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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Stonewall Scotland presents: Before Stonewall

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, 304 Maryhill Road
Glasgow, G20 7YE United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two smiling men in army uniforms have their arms around each others shoulders in an old black and white image.

On June 27 1969, police raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York. In a spontaneous show of support and frustration, the city’s queer community rioted for three nights, an event often considered the birth of the modern LGBT Rights Movement. Revealing and…

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Rainbow Families presents: Beauty and the Beast Singalong

October 6, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A dark image with a large beastlike creature dancing with a smaller woman in sillouette under a spotlight and in a smoky space.

Sing along with Emmas Watson and Thompson and Ewan McGregor in this romantic fairytale with a queer twist. Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6, 2019 @ 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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Lemebel

October 6, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person, Pedro Lemebel, with white facial and dark eye make-up stares at the camera. His head is engulfed by red feathers.

Pedro Lemebel’s sharp, poetic texts and provocative performances make him one of South America’s most significant artists. Under Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, Lemebel expressed things most wouldn’t dare. For the country’s left-wing opposition, his queerness made him an awkward figure as he exposed their machismo…

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February 2020

SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Grainy image of two men standing in front of book shelves. They both have short blonde hair. One wears a demin jacket and is crossing his arms and smiling. The other wears a black jacket with collar turned up and is looking to the side.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century. Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will…

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April 2020

Sqifflix: Funny Stuff

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. Funny Stuff features comedy shorts with queer narratives and musings involving love potions, a mystery trail of takeaway food, Fisher Price characters brought to life, cyborgs, and zombies! All films have English language subtitles or captions. See notes…

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May 2020

Sqifflix: Gender Revealing

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. In our programme Gender Revealing filmmakers and characters play with and question gender norms and expectations. A genderqueer AFAB person experiments with male-pattern baldness, Exa Zim narrates their life growing up trans, 'faux' drag queens Sergina and Venus…

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Sqifflix: Sexual Content Warning

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - June 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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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October 2020

Watch Party: Fabiana

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
A white woman with long dark hair, glasses, a dark vest, and a cigarette hanging out her mouth sits in a truck with a large wing mirror beside her face and a blurred countryside landscape in the background.

For over three decades, Fabiana has lived a nomadic life as a trans woman trucker in Brazil. She has crossed the vast country hundreds of times over, never staying anywhere for too long. Confident and adventurous, she’s at home amongst the mostly-male truckers she encounters,…

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