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May 2020

Sqifflix: Queer Horror Stories

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. In Queer Horror Stories we showcase provocative, bizarre, sometimes gory, sometimes scary films that delve into the terror of queerness and oppression. In a dystopian 2064, a federation of African States initiate an annual cull of men; a…

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Sqifflix: Sexual Content Warning

May 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free
From behind two policemen stand on either side of a naked man with a unicorn mask on a small wall in front of grass with night lights and a stadium in the background.

Click here to access the full programme. For anyone after some slightly xxx-y content to make lockdown more pleasureable, we bring you Sexual Content Warning. A sweet night cleaner has his work cut out in Canada's busiest gay bathhouse. Disability activist Andrew Gurza reflects on…

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June 2020

Sqifflix & Chill

June 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free
A blue and green lake with green trees and plants overhanging and surrounding. Two drawn see-through heads are bobbing in the lake looking at each other.

Click here to access the full programme. Our shorts programme Sqifflix & Chill, as the title suggests, includes a varied bunch of films about romantic love, its joys, pain, and complexities. Sweet stories of intense connection are found in Selina Robertson's Couple Time and Dickie…

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Sqifflix: Vision Portraits

June 15, 2020 @ 12:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Free - £8
A black man sits on a subway carriage seat. He has short black hair, his eyes are closed, he holds a white cane, and he wears a dark jacket.

Vision Portraits is a vivid and hypnotic exploration by filmmaker Rodney Evans illuminating the compelling stories of four visually impaired artists – photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the filmmaker himself. Evans contrasts their journeys with his own personal and professional…

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Sqifflix: TRANSFINITE + shorts

June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with blue tshirt, a waistcoat, and gold jewellery is examining with a microscope a yellow flower in a greenhouse filled with greenery and colourful flowers.

TRANSFINITE is a sci-fi omnibus feature film by Neelu Bhuman composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight, and thrive. Most of us have been in situations where we feel…

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October 2020

SQIFF 2020 Opening Film: Pride & Protest

October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Free - £8
Four people are in a moving, open topped car with their hands in the air, smiling and shouting in a celebratory way.

Pride & Protest is a documentary about QTIPOC communities and activists in Britain today and struggles surrounding the politics of desire, self-care, and found family. In the wake of the Birmingham protests against LGBTIQ+ relationship education in primary schools, director Blaise Singh follows various queer…

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Watch Party: Tongues Untied

October 8, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Free - £8
Two Black men are naked from the waist up in front of a white sheet with sketches of rocket and other items on it. One has an arm around the other's shoulder and they both look directly at the camera.

In his own words, Marlon Riggs aimed to shatter the “nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” with his 1989 film Tongues Untied. A challenging and captivating work, many of Riggs’ key messages still resonate with the Black queer experience in the…

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Q&A: Game on: queer disruptions in sport

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Free
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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Watch Party: The Wound + South African Shorts

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free - £8
A Black man with red tshirts and a dark woolly hat is striding forward on a grassy plain with five other Black men covered with white powder and traditional Xhosa skirts and sticks walking behind him.

Despite a rich queer history and long fight to guarantee the rights of queer people under the first democratic government of Nelson Mandela, queer and trans South Africans face many challenges, which intersect with class and cultural identities. This screening attests to those challenges but…

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February 2021

Pride & Protest: Live Watch Party + Q&A with director Blaise Singh

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pay what you can
Four people are in a moving, open topped car with their hands in the air, smiling and shouting in a celebratory way.

Pride & Protest is a documentary about QTIPOC communities and activists in Britain today and struggles surrounding the politics of desire, self-care, and found family. In the wake of the Birmingham protests against LGBTIQ+ relationship education in primary schools, director Blaise Singh follows various queer…

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