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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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Aspects of the Embodied Self

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two pale arms cross in front of a person’s back, with black lines that appear drawn on to the image circling the arms, and very blue veins showing through the skin.

In each of the films in this screening, people take centre stage as they offer us insight and a more challenging way of thinking about body image. Exploring the theme of perceptions of our bodies that challenge normative thinking, these films are platforms for discussions…

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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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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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Adam

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two young people walking down a city street. One is a white woman wearing a yellow jumpsuit, and the other is a white man wearing a blue shirt and jeans. walking down a city street. They look purposeful and excited.

Adam, an awkward teen, spends a summer with his older sister, who is part of New York City’s lesbian and trans activist scene. He meets the girl of his dreams but can’t figure out how to tell her he’s not the trans man she thinks…

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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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