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Fleeting Love

September 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – £10
A street image with blue lighting featuring two women in the middle of the shot seating down at some stairs and looking up to the camera.


‘Fleeting Love’ is a collection of short films that capture brief (but tender) romantic encounters. Expect sepia-toned super 8 clips, wind blowing through long hair, lustful stares and tugs on your heartstrings.  The pace of the films in the selection ebbs and flows with runtimes ranging from 3 to 20 minutes. Films such as Swimming in the Dark bring slower romantic builds alongside slow rippling water. Whereas the closing film Strangers is the shortest of the collection and follows two lovers clinging on to each other as they zoom past the camera on a motorbike.

Curated by Nat Lall.

The screening starts with poetry from local queer poet Hatty Nestor.

Tickets are on a pay what you can sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, £8, or £10. To book, click here or call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900.


Heart Fruit (2022 , dir. Kim Allamand): Late summer heats up the city where people search for their own form of love.

Dreaming of You (2023 , dir. Andrzej Kosma Perliński): A Polish-Danish story of a cross-cultural encounter during a winter night in 1986. It’s a dreamy reminiscence focusing on the choreography of glances, breaths, and communication beyond language when meeting a magnetic stranger. The fantasy starts to prevail with the night getting darker, but will it still be there at sunrise?

Swimming in the Dark (2022, dir. Pin Ru Chen): When the swimming competition is coming, Wen is under lots of pressure. Ann who is inseparable from her found out something different. To confront Wen’s closure and trauma, Ann decides to be closer to Wen. But, when she gets closer to Wen, it pushes them further…

i get so sad sometimes (2021 , dir. Trishtan Tala Perez): In the small town of Pagadian, a gay teenager eagerly waits for a mature man to reveal his face after developing an anonymous sexual relationship with him online.

Scaffold (2023 , dir. Billy Klotsa): Fragments of bereavement and collapsing love appear in an isolated house between the land and the sea. Death arrives. The landscape shivers. What holds us close in moments of rupture?

Strangers (2022 , dir. Ahan Kadam): Moments like seeing an ex-partner at a gas station are always filled with a deep sense of nostalgia and sadness, the tragedy of seeing someone you once knew so intimately now be a complete stranger to you.



Content Warnings:

  • Discussions of sex, self-harm
  • Depiction of sex, cigarette use

This screening is recommended for ages 16+

94 minutes long with a poetry reading before the screening.

Danish, English, German, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Swiss German, Tagalog audio with English captions. BSL-English interpretation and live captioning provided for the intro and poetry.

We have an Audience Access Fund for travel. If you would like to take this up, please visit the access desk at the entrance of the CCA, or contact info@sqiff.org.

You can find out more information about accessibility at SQIFF 2023 here. If you have any questions about accessibility at SQIFF 2023, please get in touch with us at info@sqiff.org or by phone on 07873 331 036.

We ask that you wear a mask if possible and please don’t attend the screening if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case. FFP2 masks will be available for free around the building.

Image: from Heart Fruit (2022, Dir. Kim Allamand)


September 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – £10
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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