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October 2020

Watch Party: Online Filmmaking Project

October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A white person with long dark hair and a funky jumper holds up a boom mic and points at it, whilst other stand round in a circle, an attentive audience.

A screening of one minute short films made by participants of our online filmmaking workshops taking place in September. We will invite the filmmakers to take part in a Q&A after the screening of their films. Hosted by filmmaking workshop facilitator Yasmin Al-Hadithi. Hadithi is…

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Q&A: Game on: queer disruptions in sport

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Five circles in the style of the Olympics logo on a bright yellow background show different people taking part in different sports.

Game on: Queer Disruptions in Sport is a documentary which shines a light on the experiences of those with diverse identities within grassroots sport. The film features the stories of gay runners Csaba and Benjamin from Hungary; Natalie, a Scottish lesbian boxer; Pol, an intersex…

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Discussion: Film Programming for QTIPOC

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An Arab woman with curly black hair, glasses, and a woolly jumper sits mid-talking holding up a mic with a black wall behind her.

A conversation with QTIPOC film programmers from across the UK. We’ll be tackling questions such as: What does it mean to programme for us, by us? What unique and specific challenges are we facing? How do we curate safe and nourishing spaces for our communities?…

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Party feat FRAN.K & guests

October 16, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
A tall, thin person photographed from below. They wear yellow and purple patterned trousers cinched by a shimmery wise pink belt, a purple bralet too and flowing pink sleeves that extend past their hands. They have short curly hair which is blonde and brown, and wear pink eyeshadow and a painted blue moustache. They look thoughtfully above the camera and the backdrop is a cloudy, dreamy blue sky.

This year SQIFF X Vogue Scotland's party features a performance by Vogue Scotland member FRAN.K alongside; PURINA ALPHA DAVID RONAN SEQUOIA BARNES MELE BROOMES This live 3 hour virtual club is a collision of bodies on the dance floor in a rotating duet, mimicking our…

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Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking with Lana Lin SOLD OUT

October 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Lana Lin, a woman of colour with short black hair, bright red glasses, and a black top is standing next to a large camera with her hand up adjusting the monitor.

**Please note this event is now sold out.** Join us for a workshop in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute with Lana Lin, a filmmaker, artist, and writer whose creative practice concerns embodied vulnerabilities. Lana’s most recent film The Cancer Journals Revisited is a brave feature…

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Call & Response: Reading and Writing for the Future

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Two Black people with queer, Afrofuturist gold, silver, and multi-coloured outfits stand at the bottom of a set of futuristic, theatrical red stairs. One person leans on the other's shoulder, who holds up their fingers in a peace sign.

A workshop and reading group led by Martha Williams. The discussion and activities will be based around one or more of the texts selected for the Many Black Moons Ago, To Go programme. Texts will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. The workshop…

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February 2021

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

February 3 - February 17
Free - £8
Four people stand with their backs to us, facing the city of San Francisco with tall buildings and blue sky in front of them.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the United States. As leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and…

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October 2021

Sanctuary shorts in association with SQIFF + Q+A

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 Access Information Session

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A group of people sit around a table in a bar laughing together.

Before this year's in person festival starts on Wednesday 6 October, we're holding a session for people to find out more about how to come along and access support. Join our Access & Engagement Coordinators Charlotte and Kiana at an online session on Zoom to…

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Workshop: Identity & Documentary with Scottish Documentary Institute

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A group of people sitting in a brightly lit cinema chatting and looking towards the stage. In the foreground there is a person with long blond hair and a green jumper and a person with shorter black hair and a white vest. The atmosphere is warm and buzzing.

Join us to explore the notion of identity through the medium of short documentary, with guest filmmakers working in animation, broadcast, and creative documentary. Organised in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, this workshop is aimed at emerging filmmakers and artists who are developing projects around…

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