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October 2020

Workshop: Queer Speculative Fiction with Katalina Watt

October 14, 2020 @ 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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Watch Party: Lesbian Shorts by Shu Lea Cheang

October 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free - £8
A black and white headshot of Shu Lea Cheang, a Taiwanese-American woman with short bleach blond hair, standing in a darkened corridor with bright overhead lights.

Shu Lea Cheang’s work from the early-to-mid 1990s demonstrated an exciting fusion of identity politics and erotic exploration, making her one of the period’s most prominent queer media artists. This collection presents two of her solo works and two collaborations, alongside a Q&A with Cheang…

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Discussion: Film Programming for QTIPOC

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An Arab woman with curly black hair, glasses, and a woolly jumper sits mid-talking holding up a mic with a black wall behind her.

A conversation with QTIPOC film programmers from across the UK. We’ll be tackling questions such as: What does it mean to programme for us, by us? What unique and specific challenges are we facing? How do we curate safe and nourishing spaces for our communities?…

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Watch Party: The Cancer Journals Revisited

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with short dreadlocks and a stripy top sits on a rug on top of a wooden floor in a room with an ornate fireplace behind them. We see them through blurred audience members looking on.

The Cancer Journals Revisited is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer…

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Party feat FRAN.K & guests

October 16, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
A tall, thin person photographed from below. They wear yellow and purple patterned trousers cinched by a shimmery wise pink belt, a purple bralet too and flowing pink sleeves that extend past their hands. They have short curly hair which is blonde and brown, and wear pink eyeshadow and a painted blue moustache. They look thoughtfully above the camera and the backdrop is a cloudy, dreamy blue sky.

This year SQIFF X Vogue Scotland's party features a performance by Vogue Scotland member FRAN.K alongside; PURINA ALPHA DAVID RONAN SEQUOIA BARNES MELE BROOMES This live 3 hour virtual club is a collision of bodies on the dance floor in a rotating duet, mimicking our…

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Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking with Lana Lin SOLD OUT

October 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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.

**Please note this event is now sold out.** 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…

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Watch Party: Transdimensional Voices

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two figures, one wearing a red hazmat suit and gas mask and the other wearing an elaborate black plastic head to toe outfit including a tall black hat stand amongst buildings in rubble.

This collection of shorts uplifts trans* voices and showcases a wide range of trans* identifying talent based within Glasgow. Jamie Crewe’s “The Ideal Bar” — “Le Narcisse” — “Alec’s” touches on experiences of transphobia and LGBTQIA+ solidarity and conflict. Sorcha Clelland presents Where the Red…

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Call & Response: Reading and Writing for the Future

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Watch Party: Queer Scotland Shorts

October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
Extreme close-up of a human eye with a greeny blue colour and moisture in the corners suggesting tears.

We are always proud to present some of the astonishing queer filmmaking made by local talent. This year features meditation on the queer body and its owner’s cultural history, the potential for zine culture to assist in the recovery from mental health difficulties, being censored…

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SQIFF Closing Night Pub Quiz

October 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free - £8
A group of queer people are grinning and having fun on a dark dancefloor with blurry red and pink lights.

Join us for the closing night event of SQIFF 2020. Test your queer culture knowledge with our fun and accessible quiz covering everything from camp classics to contemporary movie controversies - plus some sport, music & history, all with an LGBTQIA+ flavour!  You can join…

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