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Indigo Korres on Queer representation and highlights of the SQIFF 2021 programme

Indigo Korres on Queer representation and highlights of the SQIFF 2021 programme

SQIFF’s new Programme Coordinator, Indigo Korres, talks to us about the importance of varied representation in Queer film, highlights of this year’s programme, and excitement for returning to in-person events.  This video includes captions and audio description. A text version can be found below. Can…

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SQIFF 2021 – Opening Night Programme Announced!

SQIFF 2021 – Opening Night Programme Announced!

The seventh annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday 6 October with a night of new short films from some of Scotland’s finest LGBTQIA+ filmmaking talent. Featuring a poetic film in British Sign Language (Affirmation #6), selections from queer Black artists…

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SQIFF 2021 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2021 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2021 takes place 6th to 10th October in Glasgow and we are offering a £1000 commission for someone to create the artwork to appear on our print marketing materials and merchandise this year. To be eligible you must be based in Scotland and have…

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Queer Film Programming Workshops with Sanctuary Queer Arts

Queer Film Programming Workshops with Sanctuary Queer Arts

SQIFF is collaborating with Sanctuary Queer Arts to offer 2 online workshops for LGBTQIA+ people, aged 18+, to learn about film programming. Participants will work together to watch a selection of queer short films and make decisions about a final shorts programme, which will be…

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SQIFF 2021 Freelance roles

SQIFF 2021 Freelance roles

We are looking for a freelance Producer and freelance Programme Coordinator for SQIFF 2021. To apply, please send an email to info[at]sqiff.org. Let us know the role you’re interested in and what you would like to bring to it. If you have an up-to-date CV,…

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America online for LGBT History Month

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America online for LGBT History Month

SQIFF is pleased to be making documentary Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America available online for the rest of February for LGBT History Month 2021. Unsettled is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from…

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Winner of the SQIFF 2020 Best Scottish Short award

Winner of the SQIFF 2020 Best Scottish Short award

We are very pleased to announce that Leah Francisco’s What is Wrong With Her? is the winner of our SQIFF 2020 award for Best Scottish Short. What is Wrong With Her?, an autobiographical BSL poem by Edinburgh-based filmmaker and comedian, Leah Francisco, produced by Glasgow…

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Lana Lin on Ethics and Vulnerability in Documentary Filmmaking

Lana Lin on Ethics and Vulnerability in Documentary Filmmaking

We talked to filmmaker, artist and writer Lana Lin about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, embodied vulnerabilities and the political meaning of ‘Self Care’ Can you tell us a bit about your filmmaking practice and approach? I’ve gone from identifying as a filmmaker to identifying as a…

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Harvey Dimond on SQIFF programme strand Islands and Oceans

Harvey Dimond on SQIFF programme strand Islands and Oceans

SQIFF programmer Harvey Dimond discusses their picks for SQIFF 2020, colonial queerphobia, and the challenges of documentary formats.  Can you tell us a little about how you came to be on the programming team at SQIFF 2020 and how you’ve found the experience? I joined SQIFF as…

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Shu Lea Cheang on Intimacy, Erotics, and Queer SciFi

Shu Lea Cheang on Intimacy, Erotics, and Queer SciFi

We talked to filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang about intimacy, queer scifi cinema, and making queer film over a 30 years’ shifting cultural landscape.  Can you tell us a bit about you how you got into filmmaking? I have always wanted to make ‘cinema’ since my…

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