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October 2020

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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Watch Party: Transdimensional Voices

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two figures, one wearing a red hazmat suit and gas mask and the other wearing an elaborate black plastic head to toe outfit including a tall black hat stand amongst buildings in rubble.

This collection of shorts uplifts trans* voices and showcases a wide range of trans* identifying talent based within Glasgow. Jamie Crewe’s “The Ideal Bar” — “Le Narcisse” — “Alec’s” touches on experiences of transphobia and LGBTQIA+ solidarity and conflict. Sorcha Clelland presents Where the Red…

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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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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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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 SOLD OUT

October 9 @ 8:45 pm - 10:15 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.

**Please note this event is now sold out – we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening. CCA Box Office are operating a waiting list for sold out events - please contact them directly to be added to this!** An evening of…

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GA(Y)MERS

October 10 @ 12:45 pm - 2:25 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 SOLD OUT

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.

**Please note this event is now sold out – we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening. CCA Box Office are operating a waiting list for sold out events - please contact them directly to be added to this!** Adam, an awkward…

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Closing Film: Changing the Game with LEAP Sports Scotland SOLD OUT

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

**Please note this event is now sold out – we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening. CCA Box Office are operating a waiting list for sold out events - please contact them directly to be added to this!** Changing the Game…

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