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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two people stand legs apart in a dancing pose surrounded by concrete, behind them a reflection caused by sunlight and windows. One person with short black hair and a dark jacket and trousers has their arm around the neck of the other person, who has short dark hair, a grey tshirt, and dark trousers, in dance pose.

We present a round-up of the excellent, idiosyncratic new queer filmmaking produced within Scotland. We welcome the return of filmmakers who have screened at SQIFF before including Michael Lee Richardson, Wei Zhang, Siri Rødnes, Eleanor Capaldi, and Natasha Lall, and are excited by a whole…

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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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Workshop: Filmmaking with Wahala Film Fund

October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A logo with an orange circle with black, white, and orange patterns around it on a black background. Text reads, "Wahala" and "Film Fund for QTIPOC Filmmakers in Europe + Global South."

Wahala Film Fund is a short film completion fund for Queer, Transgender, and Intersex People of Colour filmmakers based in UK, Europe, and the Global South. Wahala’s aim is to challenge the pervasiveness of the marginalisation of Queer People of Colour within films and film…

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Dream Access Focus Group SOLD OUT

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A woman with long red hair, leather trouser, and red shoes sits in a wheelchair talking into a microphone. Another woman with light brown hair, glasses, and a black top sits beside her.

**Please note this event is now sold out. You can join a waiting list by clicking Buy Tickets below and we will contact you if a space becomes available** Disability provision is almost always a second thought even in places that are all about radical…

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Party: LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A ballroom filled with people being led in a dance with tables and chairs round the side and a rainbow arch made of balloons at the front framing them.

Calling all LGBTI+ Elders and allies –  Dust off your dancing shoes, charge your glasses and get ready for the LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club – Online! We might not be able to meet in person but we can use the magic of technology to…

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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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Watch Party: Queer Scotland Shorts

October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
Extreme close-up of a human eye with a greeny blue colour and moisture in the corners suggesting tears.

We are always proud to present some of the astonishing queer filmmaking made by local talent. This year features meditation on the queer body and its owner’s cultural history, the potential for zine culture to assist in the recovery from mental health difficulties, being censored…

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SQIFF Closing Night Pub Quiz

October 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free - £8
A group of queer people are grinning and having fun on a dark dancefloor with blurry red and pink lights.

Join us for the closing night event of SQIFF 2020. Test your queer culture knowledge with our fun and accessible quiz covering everything from camp classics to contemporary movie controversies - plus some sport, music & history, all with an LGBTQIA+ flavour!  You can join…

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February 2021

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

February 3, 2021 - February 17, 2021
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, 2021 @ 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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