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SQIFF 2017 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2017 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2017 takes place 27th September to 1st October in Glasgow and we are offering a commission of £500 for someone to create the artwork (main image) to appear on the front of our brochure and our posters. To be eligible you must be based…

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Dates announced and passes on sale for SQIFF 2017!

Dates announced and passes on sale for SQIFF 2017!

We are super pleased to announce that SQIFF 2017 will take place 27th September to 1st October in Glasgow. We return with our packed programme of screenings, workshops, discussions, and parties creating community and pushing boundaries in LGBTIQ+ film and art. This year SQIFF will…

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2016 end of year reflection

2016 end of year reflection

SQIFF has had another exceptional year with audience numbers up (to 2500) for our 2nd annual festival, a (somewhat random and unexpected) tour of Colombia, and loads of one-off events and collaborations. We continue to work extremely hard to promote films by, about, and for…

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Winners of the 2016 SQIFFies announced!

Winners of the 2016 SQIFFies announced!

We are delighted to announce the winning films for the 2016 SQIFFies! The winner of SQIFF’s 2016 Best Scottish Short is Where We Are Now directed by Lucie Rachel and made as part of Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap programme.  The award was this…

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Interview with Charles Lum director SEX and the Silver Gays

Interview with Charles Lum director SEX and the Silver Gays

Charles Lum spoke to us about senior gay men, porn, sex and orgies, racism and some history of LGBT night life. His film SEX and the Silver Gays screens 2nd October at 6.15pm How did you meet the Prime Timers (PTimers PTers)? Bob”Woof,” the PTimers President attended…

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Interview with Marc David Jacobs about Derek Jarman’s Sebastiane

Interview with Marc David Jacobs about Derek Jarman’s Sebastiane

Marc David Jacobs introduces Derek Jarman’s first feaature film Sebastiane, a sexually explicit controversial queer reworking of the Christian myth of Saint Sebastiane. The film screens at the Glasgow Film Theatre October 2 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Why is Sebastiane screening now in SQIFF?…

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Interview with Yaani Supreme Producer of Women And The Word: The Revival

Interview with Yaani Supreme Producer of Women And The Word: The Revival

The Scottish Premiere of Women and the Word: The Revival screens on the October 2nd at the CCA. The film will be introduced by Black radical feminist Claire Heuchan. The documentary is a road movie of the slam poetry Revival Tour and a celebration of…

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Interview with Lisa Plourde director of Gender Troubles: The Butches

Interview with Lisa Plourde director of Gender Troubles: The Butches

The UK premiere of Gender Troubles: The Butches screens in the Braw Butches event on the 1st October at Glasgow Women’s Library. The screening is followed by a discussion led by poet and activist Jo Johnson. Gender Troubles: The Butches is a documentary dealing head on…

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Queer Horror: a conversation with horror academic Jordan Phillips

Queer Horror: a conversation with horror academic Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips knows all things queer and horror and is postgraduate researcher at Queen Margaret University. At SQIFF this year, he will introduce a selection of classic queer horror movies, including A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge described as ‘The Gayest Horror Movie Ever…

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Interview with Shaleece Haas director of SQIFF Closer Real Boy

Interview with Shaleece Haas director of SQIFF Closer Real Boy

The award-winning documentary Real Boy, directed by Shaleece Haas is our SQIFF Closer on the 2nd October. It is a touching portrait of trans musician Bennett and his search for family while he becomes a man. One of the film’s stars Joe Stevens will be…

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