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October 2020

Workshop: Film Criticism with Valerie Complex and Becca Harrison

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free - £8
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Film critics Valerie Complex (Variety, AwardsWatch, Pride.com) and Becca Harrison (Sight & Sound, The Mary Sue, BBC Scotland) will hold a workshop for emerging critics that introduces different forms, styles, and practices of writing for the press. Drawing on their experience as freelancers for a…

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Workshop: Filmmaking with Wahala Film Fund

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
A logo with an orange circle with black, white, and orange patterns around it on a black background. Text reads, "Wahala" and "Film Fund for QTIPOC Filmmakers in Europe + Global South."

Wahala Film Fund is a short film completion fund for Queer, Transgender, and Intersex People of Colour filmmakers based in UK, Europe, and the Global South. Wahala’s aim is to challenge the pervasiveness of the marginalisation of Queer People of Colour within films and film…

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Dream Access Focus Group

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
A woman with long red hair, leather trouser, and red shoes sits in a wheelchair talking into a microphone. Another woman with light brown hair, glasses, and a black top sits beside her.

Disability provision is almost always a second thought even in places that are all about radical inclusivity - this is the case with queer spaces as well. This workshop is an opportunity to listen to advocates experiencing diverse disabilities, and to find solutions for radical…

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Workshop: Queer Speculative Fiction with Katalina Watt

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
A headshot of Katalina Watt, a woman of colour with short dark hair, red lipstick, a dark blouse with blue feathers on it, and a big smile.

Katalina Watt is an Edinburgh-based author and publisher with a background in digital publishing, copywriting, and bookselling. A champion of representative voices and stories, she has been published in various anthologies and magazines, and was longlisted for Penguin Random House UK’s 2020 Write Now programme.…

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Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking with Lana Lin

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free
Lana Lin, a woman of colour with short black hair, bright red glasses, and a black top is standing next to a large camera with her hand up adjusting the monitor.

Join us for a workshop in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute with Lana Lin, a filmmaker, artist, and writer whose creative practice concerns embodied vulnerabilities. Lana’s most recent film The Cancer Journals Revisited is a brave feature prompting the question of what it means to…

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Call & Response: Reading and Writing for the Future

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Two Black people with queer, Afrofuturist gold, silver, and multi-coloured outfits stand at the bottom of a set of futuristic, theatrical red stairs. One person leans on the other's shoulder, who holds up their fingers in a peace sign.

A workshop and reading group led by Martha Williams. The discussion and activities will be based around one or more of the texts selected for the Many Black Moons Ago, To Go programme. Texts will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. The workshop…

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