SQIFF’s Trans-Generational Tour 2023 From Stirling to Stornoway


we have decided to postpone our Trans-Generational Tour events in Glasgow to later in the year after three weeks of  demonstrations at Saramago (the independent bar & restaurant at CCA), with no sign of a resolution. Ticket refunds will be automatically issued by CCA Box Office. 

We’re headed on road, visiting venues across Scotland with a new trans-focused programme.

From April to June, we’ll be heading to Eden Court in Inverness, MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Cornucopia in Hawick, DCA in Dundee, and An Lanntair in Stornoway.

SQIFF aims to build community through queer films. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see and create inspiring and informative events across Scotland. Moreover, we want to support marginalised groups within the LGBTQ+ community by providing a networking system for queer filmmakers, as well as filmmaking workshops for audiences wanting to start on the medium. We want to challenge inequalities and barriers to accessing the arts. And we’ll be doing it out and about in venues across Scotland this spring and summer. We can’t wait to meet you all!

Here’s what’s on:

Framing Agnes is a brilliantly-crafted documentary breathing new life into a lineage of trans collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long. Agnes, the pioneering, pseudonymized, transgender woman who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA in the 1960s, has long stood as a figurehead of trans history.

In this rigorous cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt explores where and how her platform has become a pigeonhole. Framing Agnes endeavors to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed — one that has remained too narrow to capture the multiplicity of experiences eclipsed by Agnes’.

In Sediments, Six trans women travel to a small town in León where they will explore unusual landscapes, as well as the ins and outs of their own personalities. Looking for answers about what connects them as a group, they will learn to deal with their differences.

Sediments is an engaging and fun story about empathy, individuality and the need to belong. It is the present radiography of a collective, which looks into the past and projects itself into the future, celebrating the extraordinary possibility of being unique and unrepeatable.

Trans Parenting is a shorts programme that focuses on trans and non-binary experiences around family; raising families, forming families, and nurturing families. Expect an intimate portrayal of trans parenthood, from a tender look at the gifts trans people bring to parenting because of, and not in spite of, their gender in Rémy Huberdeau’s Transgender parents, to an unfiltered portrait of a trans parent of four children in Bea Goddard’s M(OTHER)HOOD. Al Mackay’s Flash Flood completes the programme with an animated depiction of three trans people’s response to a cataclysmic flood in a rotoscoped dream.

In each venue, there will be a post-screening conversation with local trans and non-binary people on inter-generational trans experiences and creating space for the community following the screening of Framing Agnes.

We’re really happy to be visiting friends all around Scotland this spring and summer ahead of returning to our festival this autumn.

Check out timings for the Trans-Generational Tour and book your tickets on a sliding scale pricing here

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