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SQIFF Presents: GSA Freshers’ Week Best of SQIFF Shorts

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) presents some of our fav short films from the last 3 years of our fest. Featuring a meditation on butch-femme lesbian relationships, a colourful ode to cruising, a trans man building his own cyborg twin, and more. This programme explores identities alongside abstracts, queer issues side by side with experiments in form.


This event is taking place on the ground floor of The Glue Factory with level access via the entrance to the right hand side of the building as you approach from Garscube Road. An accessible toilet is available. The films are in English, Swahili, Telugu, and Portuguese with English subtitles. English language films and segments are subtitled in English for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access.

FREE event open to all, part of Glasgow School of Art’s Freshers’ Week.

Content note: queerphobic violence and sex.

This event is funded through GSA Sustainability.


Everything That I’m Not (15m)

Dir: Roman Manfredi, Country: UK, Year: 2017

Everything That I’m Not centres the relationships of 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working class backgrounds.


Courtship Disorder (5m)

Dir. John Walter, Country: UK, Year: 2015

Courtship Disorder addresses cruising and sexual risk, in particular around the ‘cottage,’ a public toilet that is repurposed as a space of sex. Cruising for sex in real space has not disappeared despite the development of online cruising apps. ‘Courtship Disorder’ refers to a controversial term used by sexologists such as John Money to describe a spectrum of human behaviours, especially in men, including exhibitionism, voyeurism, toucherism, rubbing, and sexual assault.


Kuhani (7m)
Dir. Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Countries: Nigeria/Uganda/USA, Year: 2013

An experimental film inspired by Ugandan Catholic priest Father Anthony Musaala’s open letter to the church titled “The Failure of Celibate Chastity among Diocesan Priests.” Father Musaala is one of many Ugandans who have been persecuted as a result of the country’s recently introduced Anti-Homosexuality Act.


Love Letter / Prēma Lēkha (5m)

Dir: Neelu Bhuman, Country: UK, Year: 2015

An abstract film exploring gender and race through the power of erotics and love.


Tailor (10m)

Dir: Cala dos Anjas, Country: Brazil, Year: 2017
Tailor is a young cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro who started drawing cartoons to express issues around being trans he was facing and tell the stories of other transgender people.


Mymy (14m)

Dir. Anna Helme, Country: Australia, Year: 2014

In a mythic cyberfeminist universe, a frustrated young man yearns for affinity and connection. In an age of digital avatars, he crafts a version of himself that is far more corporeal – by stitching together parts of himself to become his own cyborg twin. However, his new clone has been corrupted by a techno-magick virus…



September 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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GSA Students’ Association


The Glue Factory
15 Burns Street
Glasgow, G4 9SE United Kingdom
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