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October 2021

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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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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Scottish Shorts Part 2

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:08 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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The second part of this year’s Scottish Shorts programme presents works of critique and documentary. The selected films share thought-provoking responses to rainbow capitalism and cis-sexism. Also included are very honest and touching accounts of mourning whilst queer. Featuring Sweætshops’s dark animation on corporate Pride…

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Poetics of the Visual

October 9 @ 8:45 pm - 10:14 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white nonbinary person with red hair lying in the bath looking up at the ceiling. They are surrounded by bubbles. They look zoned out.

An evening of visually striking films that offer us a space to explore what it is to be a human being through a visual poetic medium. Each work uses a diverse way to express ideas of human feelings, thoughts, and voices in beautiful and startling…

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D.E.B.S.

October 9 @ 9:15 pm - 10:47 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Four women of various races in a sexy plaid school uniform making gun shapes with their fingers. They are looking around cautiously as if they are looking for someone. The image feels fun and playful.

Sultry crime boss Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster, The Fast and the Furious) is back in the states and the D.E.B.S. - an elite team of paramilitary college co-ed superspies - are hot on her trail. But when their top agent, gorgeous Amy Bradshaw (Sara Foster,…

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GA(Y)MERS

October 10 @ 12:45 pm - 2:23 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Three school girls stare at a boy with vicious smiles on their faces. One of the girls is tightly holding a brown school bag. They are in a school bathroom, and the boy looks worried and upset.

There is a freedom that comes with gaming; an ability to exist in another realm without necessarily leaving the real world. For some the realm of a game exists as an alternate reality and for others it synthesises with the physical world. For queer and…

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Closing Film: Changing the Game with LEAP Sports Scotland

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A close up of two white people wrestling. One is laying on top of the other, who is shouting. They both wear protective head gear and sports tunics. The image feels dynamic and active.

Changing the Game (Michael Barnett, 2019) follows the lives of three trans teen athletes in the USA. Sarah is a skier and activist policymaker; Andraya is a track star; and Mack is the Texas State Champion in wrestling. This documentary takes us into their personal…

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