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SQIFF Shorts: Intimacies

October 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Free - £8
A brown person with short bleached blond hair, pink eyebrow make-up, and light blue lipstick poses, their upper half naked, one hand over their chest and one above their head. Behind them is a blue flowered pattern.

Touch, connection, sensuality, bonding. Sharing of solidarity, friendship, grief, and (com)passion. This selection of short films from the UK, US, Brazil, and the Amazon trace intimacies between friends, family, communities, and lovers. The revolutionary potential of femme for femme relationships. Upholding trans and immigrant identities and memory across generations. Busting childhood isolation and fear of being queer. Leaving your life behind due to youthful yearning. A slow-paced and tactile assortment of stories embracing many different faces and places.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 12+.

Films have a mixture of English, Persian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese audio and ASL with English captions/subtitles. Hearing loop available.

Most of the films are not very accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with largely visual storytelling, minimal dialogue, and majority non-English language. Large print versions of handouts available.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. Click here for CCA’s Accessibility Guide.

A Quiet Space and programme content notes will be available. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

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.


#Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures (13m)
Dir: Katy Jalili, Country: UK, Year: 2017, Language/s: English, Persian
#Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures is an exploration of queer ancestry and diaspora, the hybrids between cultural traditions and contemporary queer identity. It explores brown bodies and femme for femme intimacies, and the feeling of being between a search for home and finding home in a familiar stranger.

Content note: Depiction of nudity.

Silvia in the waves (13m)
Dir: Gio Olmos, Country: Canada, Year: 2018, Language/s: French
Noa struggles to honor the identity of his recently deceased parent while his mother tries to uphold the appearance of a conventional family. Grief and fantasy entwine to reveal the complex relationship between history and erasure, identity and memory.

Content note: Depiction of queerphobia.

Welcome to the Ball (5m)
Dir: Adam Vincent Wright, Country: USA, Year: 2019, Language/s: English, ASL
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.

Content note: None.

My Grandson, Charlotte (13m)
Dir: Tyler Pierreson, Country: UK, Year: 2019, Language/s: English
A transgender teen and his immigrant granddad, a Sapeur from the Congo, bond over their shared understanding of the importance of identity and of always being true to one’s self.

Content note: Depiction of death.

Carlito se va Para Siempre (13m)
Dir: Quentin Lazzarotto, Country: UK, Year: 2018, Language/s: Spanish
In the Amazonian jungle, the village of Palma Real resists the modern world. Carlito, a silent young man, decides to leave. On the muddy bed of the immense river, an encounter reveals the secret that Carlito has hidden from his community.

Content note: None.

Infinite While It Lasts (19m)
Dir: Akira Kamiki, Country: Brazil, Year: 2019, Language/s: Portuguese
After falling in love at a party, Danny and Seiji just want to be together. However, their differences might prove stronger than their feelings. A fiction film about asexuality.

Content note: Reference to sex.


October 2, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Free - £8
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