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October 2019

Birds of the Borderlands

October 3 @ 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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VR & Interactive Exhibition

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Free
A white person with blond hair, wearing a pink SQIFF tshirt with zebra-stripped long-sleeve tshirt under it and black dungerees has a virtual reality headset on. They are upstairs at the CCA.

Our VR & Interactive Exhibition showcases stories from around the world told using the latest technology and innovative techniques. Experience the lives of trans people in Japan through the nostalgic style of early gaming, share eight LGBTQI+ individuals in Australia’s intimate memories of their mother’s…

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Workshop: DOCMA Filmmaking Challenge

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A series of different images vertically sliced together. There are images with insects, a vehicle, a person, and blocks of yellow and orange colours.

A DOCMA is a 5-minute documentary film made by 5 filmmakers in 5 different documentary styles. It’s a game - designed to get our creative juices flowing! Roles and tasks are determined by lottery, and filmmakers must adhere to a set of rules: The DOCMA…

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LEAP Sports Scotland presents: Man Made

October 3 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
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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But I’m a Cheerleader

October 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Three people stand in a row looking bored and at the camera: a white person with short dark hair, a white person with long dark hair and glasses, and a white person with long blonde hair. They are all wearing an apparent uniform of pink blouses green pinnies, and bright blue wasing up gloves. In the background is a bright turquoise wall.

As part of our strand on queerness and religion, You Gotta Have Faith, we bring you classic queer rom-com But I’m a Cheerleader on the 20th anniversary of its release. Natasha Lyonne - of Orange is the New Black and Russian Doll fame - stars…

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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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Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking with Joanna Reposi Garibaldi SOLD OUT

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
Close up of a white woman with curly grey hair, smiling. Behind her grass is visible.

In this unique filmmaker workshop, Chilean director, journalist, visual artist, and teacher, Joanna Reposi Garibaldi, will give an insight into the making of her documentary feature, Lemebel (2019). Joanna uses countless slides and video clips to shape a multi-layered portrait of Pedro Lemebel - a…

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Kattumaram

October 4 @ 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 brown man with his back to camera, short dark hair, a white shirt, and red and white checked clothing item over his shoulder, looks out to sea from a sandy beach with palm trees.

Kattumaram depicts the Tsunami-affected lives of middle-aged Singaram and his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. Singaram works hard as a fisherman to provide for his family and tries to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects all proposed alliances. Anandhi instead falls for…

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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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