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SQIFF 2018 Opening Night Shorts

December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free - £8

We kick off our 2018 edition with an exciting and boundary-pushing programme of contemporary LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world. Headlining is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation of legacies, and celebrating complexity, multiplicity, myths, gossip, and legends.  

We hope to welcome several of the filmmakers for a Q&A. Followed by an informal drinks reception for all ticket holders.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call GFT box office on +44 (0)141 332 6535.

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Films are in a variety of languages with English language subtitles/captions. BSL interpretation for introduction and filmmaker Q&A. Hearing loop available at GFT box office only.

Large print versions of handouts available.

Glasgow Film Theatre has good access for wheelchair users. Click here for more details on venue access.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


Round One (4m)
Dir: Ella Sowinska, Year: 2017
Round One creates a portrait of Nicola Stevens, who played in the first professional Australian Football League women’s game in 2017.

There You Are (15m)
Dir. Lisa Donato, Year: 2018
A trans woman must dress like a boy to say goodbye to her dying grandmother.

Blooming Night (9m)
Dir. Bell Zhong, Year: 2017
Mesmerised by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows their owner into a club, where he discovers a forbidden community that he has never experienced before.

Medulla Oblongata (8m)
Dir. Roberto Nascimento, Year: 2017
“Life can be horrible. But it also can be beautiful. Really f***ing beautiful.” Abraham Naim aka drag queen Medulla Oblongata relates their story of escaping persecution for being gay in the Maldives and finding acceptance and community.

Crashing Waves (4m)
Dir. Emma Gilbertson, Year: 2018
Two young working-class men explore the intimacy and vulnerability of relationships in a combative dance against the backdrop of an inner city estate, risking all under the scrutiny of a tight-knit community.

Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo (14m)
Dir. Akira Kamiki, Year: 2018
On a dreamy Sunday, two photographers walk around São Paulo trying to connect with the city, and slowly fall in love with each other.

Dir. Campbell X, Year: 2018
VISIBLE digs in and shreds misconceptions that LGBTQ+ people of colour have no history – and no story to tell. Weaving together the tales of inspirational ancestors, contemporary artists, political activists, and community leaders – VISIBLE challenges mainstream perception and the sanitisation of LGBTQ+ legacies by celebrating complexity, multiplicity, and the myths, gossips, legends, and truths of QTIPOC histories.


December 5, 2018
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free - £8
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http:// https://glasgowfilm.org/shows/sqiff-2018-opening-night-shorts-qanda-nc-15




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