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October 2020

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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Watch Party: The Cancer Journals Revisited

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with short dreadlocks and a stripy top sits on a rug on top of a wooden floor in a room with an ornate fireplace behind them. We see them through blurred audience members looking on.

The Cancer Journals Revisited is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer…

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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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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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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 - 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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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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