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 year made by a jury including Wotever World‘s Ingo Cando, filmmaker Liz Rosenfeld, and LGBT Youth Scotland‘s Michael Richardson. Where We Are Now will go forward as SQIFF’s nomination for Iris Prize Festival‘s 2017 Best British Short competition. The winning film will also receive a festival pass for the 2017 Glasgow Short Film Festival.

Where We Are Now is a personal insight into the changing relationship between a young woman and her transgender parent. Lucie Rachel is an artist and filmmaker working with still and moving image to narrate and navigate recurring themes of domestic relationships, gender and the unspoken.

The jury also gave commendations to three films competing for the award: Women in Vaiven directed by Cecilia Pérez-Homar; Tape directed by Nicole O’Reilly; and Silent Laughs directed by Natalia Kouneli.

The winner of SQIFF’s audience award for Best Feminist Short with a prize of £300 sponsored by Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies at Stirling University is Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush directed by Alli Logout. Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush is a black queer drama about 17-year-old baby gay Micha, who has just moved into The Palace – a basement full of queer femme sex workers, lovers, and misfits.

Congratulations to the winning filmmakers!