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December 2018

Meet The SQIFF Programmers

December 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Your chance to meet some of the programmers behind the Festival, find out more about the process of finding and selecting films, and ask any questions you might have. As a community festival, we welcome feedback on our approach, so encourage those with thoughts and…

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Workshop: Is My Vagina Normal?

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free - £8
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Is my vagina normal? This is a question almost every vagina-owner has asked themselves at some point. But just like fingerprints, no two vaginas are the same. Is Your Vagina Normal? is a pop up exhibition and workshop that is activities-based and travels around the…

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Leitis in Waiting + Lady Eva

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Tonga, an island group in the South Pacific, has long considered trans women, known as leitis, an integral part of its culture, often carrying significant social status. But recent Western religious influences have seen their identities being increasingly challenged. This documentary traces their proud cultural history and…

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Workshop: Telling Trans Stories

December 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Jason Barker is an award-winning filmmaker, comix artist, and occasional stand-up comedian. His recent feature documentary, A Deal With The Universe, uses personal archive and home video diaries to chart the story of how he became pregnant. The film is screening at multiple festivals and…

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Walking:Holding

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Space, London Road, 257 London Road
Glasgow, G40 1PE United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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What does your town look like from someone else's perspective? What's it like to hold hands with a complete stranger and walk through the city centre? Performance art and mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative documentary that journeys through urban landscapes exploring identity and intimacy in…

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A Deal With The Universe

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Documentary A Deal with the Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his…

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SQIFF Shorts: Gay as in Hysterically Funny

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - £8
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What does it mean to make fun of yourself and your community as an LGBTQ+ person? This programme examines queerness and onscreen comedy, including short films by Raymond Yeung, Jordan Firstman, and Alli Logout, and episodes from Ingrid Jungermann’s classic webseries, F to 7th. Featuring…

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Shakedown

December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Owned by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown was an independent, all black lesbian strip club operating in LA from the late 90s. Director Leilah Weinraub’s film chronicles the explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organisers, including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community;…

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Rafiki

December 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free - £8
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“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them,…

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Document presents: The Gospel of Eureka

December 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Evangelical Christians and drag queens collide in the southern, Arkansas town of Eureka Springs, home to both a massive amphitheatre performing the Passion Play every year and a local gay bar with a tradition of gospel-inspired drag. Despite chasms in political and religious viewpoints, the…

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