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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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A New Chapter Begins

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:53 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A close up black and white image of a person's face. They are clawing at a clear veil covering their face and have their mouth open like they are yelling. They look angry, desperate and fierce.

SQIFF is proud to present a showcase of films from deaf filmmakers telling stories of love, understanding, and courage. In each of these short films, we see human beings reaching out to connect with one another through sign language, endeavouring to discover not only themselves…

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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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Workshop: Unlocking Your Imagination with Joe Dunn

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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An image of a colorful multimedia print. There are black brick shapes with yellow stripes in the background and red flames off to the side. The print feels cheerful and fiery.

Artist Joe Dunn hosts a workshop on exploring creativity and identity through the art of collages and getting messy and creative with tee shirts! No restrictions on imagination. Attendees can bring their own materials along such as newspapers, magazines, or old books, and any art supplies…

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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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