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October 2021

Sanctuary shorts in association with SQIFF + Q+A

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free
An image split into two with the top half a brick wall with lights projected onto it, and the bottom half an old style photo of someones ass as they embrass another person on some stairs.

This community-curated programme* explores the acceptance of identity, self, and of the world around us, while highlighting the universal experience of being queer–with a special focus on being lesbian. The films’ instinctive narratives show the lows of being ‘othered’, and the highs of finding a…

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SQIFF 2021 Opening Night Shorts SOLD OUT

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A person wearing eyeliner and lipstick bathed in pink light looks to the left side of the frame while an overlapping image of a person with short hair wearing a suit and tie bathed in blue light looks to the right side of the frame.

**Please note this event is now sold out - we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening** Our festival opens this year with the first of our 2021 Scottish Shorts programmes, including multiple works giving a taster of the many themes to…

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Queer Asia

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:07 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Three people embrace, leaning on a sofa. They all are wearing different varieties of beige tones. One of the people, seated, has dark hair with grey flecks coming through, tied up. They are wearing a pearl earring and matching bracelet. The person in the middle has dark brown hair and is smiling softly. The third person has long dark hair tied back, and their eyes are closed.

This event hosts films that provide insight into contemporary queer Asian life. The films present tender moments of love and acceptance as well as conflict. We are often shown the pain, protest, and fear of being queer in Asia in the media. This is important…

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LUX Scotland Presents: After the Ice, the Deluge

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
An abstract image, which looks like a painting, of a reddish brownish material with a hole burnt into it, exposing a plain white background behind it.

Artist, writer, and educator Linda Stupart screens their new experimental moving image work After the Ice, the Deluge, a mostly diptych film which consists of both Linda’s performance as well as their research in the Arctic. The work also makes use of degraded film to…

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Rollick/Dance: From dirty to sensuous

October 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:07 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A person with long, wavy auburn hair with highlights, with long eyelashes and pink lipstick, smiles at the camera, and is holding a beautiful vintage perfume bottle with a purple tassel. Behind them is a painted stained glass window, with a picture of a figure with wings and a hat holding a gold horn-like object with a ghost-like figure emerging from the object.

Join us for an evening of music videos that will have you glad to be alive! In this screening, we present music videos and dance interpretations that encourage us to be carefree, to frolic, and to ponder the links that bind us all together as…

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Queer Brazil

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:19 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two figures stand in half sunshine, half shade, against a bare brick and mortar wall outside. They are both topless, with one kissing the top of the other's shoulder. The kissed person has a trimmed beard and shaved head, and looks in a state of ecstasy. The kissing person has brown Afro-textured hair, partially bleached, looking enamoured.

This screening is a raw look into various Brazilian queer cultures. Despite the challenges faced by queer people in Brazil, this event was curated to primarily celebrate queer joy and community love. Tattoo, BEAT 97 and From time to time, I burn show the powerful connections between queer relationships. And…

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Spill your Kinky (kink)

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A person with long brown hair crawls on a persian-style rug in a room with wood-laminate floors, surrounded by green leafy potted plants. They are blindfolded, and have a dildo strapped to their forehead.

Join us to talk about all things kinky. This screening includes films which focus on how we view and experience sex in an age of technology from the seemingly simple to the more extreme. These filmmakers offer us a space to consider our own understanding…

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Reimagining Filmmaking

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A person is submerged in a pool of milky water . The person looks in a state of undress, and has long black hair. Their face is covered by a thick, bright red liquid, which appears to be coming from their head and gathering around their body. To the left of the image is a red wood panelled wall.

This screening brings together a diverse range of work with each artist taking a unique approach to what it means to make a film. From videography to animation, these films play with the technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking. They offer provocations around the idea…

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Horror Hour with Final Girls Berlin

October 8 @ 9:00 pm - 9:57 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two people are seated beside each other, one is leaning towards the other on a yellow and black pet carrier, with the outline of a large grey cat inside it. The person has long black hair tied back, and is wearing a blue denim romper. They are looking menacingly at the other person, who is recoiling slightly, with their arms draping on their legs, all limbs crossing one another. They have brown mid-length hair, and are wearing a light coloured checked blazer, beige trousers, and a white top. The background is a forest of trees, out of focus.

Prepare yourselves for an hour of very spooky and very queer cinema. In partnership with the feminist horror film collective, Final Girls Berlin, we have put together a selection of otherworldly shorts. The screening is an amalgamation of the best queer horror submissions sent in…

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Workshop: Queer Sounds in Music Production with TAAHLIAH

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
TAAHLIAH sits on the floor, legs going towards the right of the image, holding herself upright with her hands. She is wearing a sheer blue tracksuit, and black boots. She appears to be staring into space towards the left of the image. She has a small tattoo just below her neck, and she is wearing gold earrings.

Local legend TAAHLIAH will lead an electronic music production workshop for members of the queer Black and people of colour community. Attendees will be given an introduction as to how she created her experimental pop project, Angelica. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one advice. An exciting…

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