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  • And What? Queer. Arts. Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Cinema Queer International Film Festival
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival (CPHPIX)
  • D'un bord à l'autre
  • Dinard Festival of British Cinema
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Fantastic Fest
  • Florence Queer Festival
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
  • Kansai Queer Film Festival
  • luststreifen – Queer Cinema Basel
  • MICGenero
  • Netherlands Film Festival
  • Out on Film
  • Pink Season
  • Portland Queer Film Festival
  • Premio Sebastiane
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Reeling Filmfest
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival
  • Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival
  • Sydney Transgender International Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • ZE Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 until Sunday, 01 October 2017

SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to bring movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see to Scotland and to create inspiring and informative events alongside challenging inequality and barriers to accessibility in the arts.


2017 films...

SQIFF Opener: The Misandrists

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Queer film legend Bruce LaBruce's newest feature dives headlong into the world of the Female Liberation Army hiding out in the heart of Gerwomany. Led by Big Mother, the FLA indoctrinates its young recruits to take up the struggle of freeing all female people through…

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SQIFF Shorts: Sketches

September 28 @ 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

A young man gets a job in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, a cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro draws members of the trans community to help deal with his own issues, the gender and disability politics of toilets are explored, a purifying ritual bath performed by…

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Tax on Me

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

In the last few years, local authorities in Scotland have increased care charging, obliging people with disabilities to pay more than others to achieve the same basic human rights. Tax on Me is a hip-hop music video by filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi and media coop responding…

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Workshop: Filmmaking with Lasse Långström

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Lasse Långström's films - including Folkbildningsterror and Who Will Fuck Daddy?, both screening in the Festival - are always personal, political, and unlike anything else you're likely to see.  Collaborating with groups of friends and always producing work that is inventive, anarchic, and often really…

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ATOPOS, generi teatranti

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Atopos Compagnia Teatrale is an Italian theatre company bringing together professional and non-professional actors, both trans- and cisgender. This documentary is about their experiences in the creation of Atopos' flagship production, Human Variables. The film describes reality through chronicling the making of a play, a…

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We Are Failing

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom + Google Map

“Failing is something queers do and always have done exceptionally well…” Jack Halberstam’s 2011 book The Queer Art of Failure explores how failure can be embraced as a form of resistance to the demands of heterosexual, capitalist society. At this event, we celebrate and assert…

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Play the Devil

September 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Greg is a studious 18-year-old from a working-class Trinidadian neighbourhood. He dreams of attending university thanks to a scholarship but his plans are put at risk by James, a wealthy married man who becomes sexually obsessed with him. When Greg pushes back against James, is…

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Chavela

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom + Google Map

Co-directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi interweave candid stories told by Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas and those closest to her in this multi-faceted biographical film. An incomparable performer, she was also a lesbian woman who defied all social expectations, revolutionising music and challenging the…

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Queer Revolution: Folkbildningsterror

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Imagine a queer anarchist punk musical in which a gang full of genderqueer and non-binary people set out to kidnap Michael Gove and the manager from your local Jobcentre, before setting all the animals free from Edinburgh Zoo. Well this is that, except set in…

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A Womb of Their Own

September 28 @ 8:45 pm - 10:10 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

How do people who don’t experience themselves as simply female or male handle a culture that offers only these two identities? A Womb of Their Own introduces a charismatic, funny, thoughtful group of masculine-of-centre-identified people who go through pregnancy. Each individual and couple navigates gender…

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SQIFF Shorts: The Gayz

September 29 @ 1:45 pm - 2:40 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

‘The gaze’ is a term used in visual media to mean the way viewers look at images and onscreen characters look at each other, traditionally in critique of male-centred and patriarchal movie-making. So what happens when the act of looking in films is queered? Featuring…

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SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

A selection of shorts asking if - and challenging the notion - that we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on…

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Women Who Kill

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other but co-dependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious Simone during her Food Coop shift. The…

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SQIFF Shorts: Daddies

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:20 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Why is making an emotional connection with your father so hard, especially for queer men? In Bleach, trans man Jay sets out in search of Shane, his estranged father and macho boxing gym owner. Dads sees 20-something Scott finding his Sunday morning hangover interrupted by…

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Workshop: Porn Filmmaking with Sky Deep

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Filmmaker, performer, and musician Sky Deep, whose directorial debut Enactone won Best Feature at the 2016 Berlin Porn Film Festival, will lead a workshop investigating body positivity, self-love, and using porn-making as a means of therapy. Demonstrating how she began using her own likeness in…

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Queer Revolution: Carlos Jauregui: The Unforgettable Fag

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

A key figure in the gay rights movement of 1980s and 90s South America, Carlos Jáuregui became politicised after witnessing mass demonstrations and early pride marches taking place in France and the United States. Returning home to find street arrests and mass raids on gay…

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Feminist Porn Night III

September 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

After suffering a wrongful death in 1914, former US slave Marie Scott - now a vampire - got a second chance at living to gain vengeance and live forever. This type of life comes with a price, though, and like everyone else, Marie must pay.…

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Party: Free Pride @ SQIFF

September 29 @ 11:00 pm - 3:00 am

The Art School, 20 Scott Street
Glasgow, G3 6PE United Kingdom + Google Map

There’s been a murder on the dance floor… Free Pride and SQIFF are joining supernatural forces to bring you a queer horror party! Expect ghoulish surprises and terrifying tunes with Glasgow’s finest LGBTQ DJs to get you death-dropping, and performances fabulous enough to raise the…

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Workshop: Queer Storytelling with Catherine Gund

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Founder and Director of Aubin Pictures, Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her work focuses on sustainable social transformation, sexuality and gender, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and other social justice issues. She works actively with numerous organisations to this end and co-founded…

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Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen

September 30 @ 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

In LGBT+ politics and activism bisexual people are often left out of the conversation. To consider bisexual people - our lives, our desires, and the difficulties we face - enriches our understanding of sexuality, foregrounding issues that we otherwise might not consider. This is eye-opening…

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SQIFF Shorts: Switching Teams

September 30 @ 1:15 pm - 2:35 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

A trans woman is pursued by a charming cis man who is not the kind individual he first seems. A trans skater from Sheffield switches roller derby teams in order to live more authentically. A teenager and their traditionally-minded father struggle to find common ground…

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Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes

September 30 @ 2:45 pm - 4:05 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

A focus on the work of two British-South Asian queer women filmmakers across different generations. Activist and director Pratibha Parmar’s work centres on gender, race, and LGBT issues. Her groundbreaking Khush (1991), for instance, portrays lesbian women and gay men in India and the Indian…

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Filmmaker Social

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Are you queer filmmaker working in Scotland or beyond? Come and join us for some networking, schmoozing, and boozing. A chance to meet others who are LGBTQ+ and interested or already working in filmmaking. Share ideas, discuss your projects, or just hang out and have…

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Sad Girl Cinema

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Sad Girl Cinema is an ongoing documentary film project exploring mental health narratives in screen culture created by queer writers Claire Biddles and Bethany Rose Lamont and designed by Maggie Webster. Sorted into three themes: therapy, the mental health ward, and tortured geniuses and tragic…

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Arika Presents: The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Fred Barney Taylor's documentary offers a portrait of Samuel R. Delany, black gay man, radical, and revered author of science fiction novels. Delany is also a well-regarded literary critic and academic with a candid and iconoclastic approach. He recounts his Harlem childhood, experiences with psychotherapy,…

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SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Proudly presenting dykes defying society, each other, themselves, and the demands and expectations of both hetero and queer culture. A feisty granny drags her granddaughter out of the closet, 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working-class backgrounds share fragments from their lives, a 17-year-old…

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Glasgow School of Art Pornography Society Presents: M4M

September 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

M4M showcases queer sex on camera with a variety of vivid, lurid, and fluid short films and clips. Presenting scenes from prominent gay porn company productions including Falcon Studios’ pioneering 1983 film, Spokes, and the infamous Devil's Dick scene from Treasure Island Media's 2006 Breeding…

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Looking Awry: Nowhere

September 30 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Described by director Gregg Araki as "A Beverly Hills 90210 episode on acid,” Nowhere follows 18-year-old Dark Smith through a day in the teenager’s life in LA. Dark fails to get the emotional support he craves from girlfriend Mel, who is also involved with a…

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Party: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS BABADOOK BALL

September 30 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate
Glasgow, G4 0UT United Kingdom + Google Map

You know what’s scarier than the crushing weight of unfulfilled heteronormative pressure? Yup, pretty much nothing! So come all you perfect lil queer babies and dance among your affective family one last time before SQIFF shuts up shop for another year. Hosted at DRYGATE BREWERY,…

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Free Family Film: Finding Dory

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow, United Kingdom + Google Map

Dory (voiced by gay rights hero Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every ten seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from…

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Are We Queer Yet?: SQIFF at GoMA

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

gallery of modern art, Glasgow, Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow, G1 3AH United Kingdom + Google Map

The huge beautiful hall in the GoMA has been left free and open for SQIFF to play with, so what do you think we did? Built a queer teenager’s bedroom, of course! Come lounge and hang out in our fully interactive installation. There will even…

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Last Men Standing

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

“We felt like every day was wonderful and anything could happen.” Rich and distinguished stories unfold among the lives of long-term survivors who have learned how to celebrate, heal, love, and thrive after the devastation of the early AIDS crisis. In this cathartic and intimate…

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Document Presents: FREE CeCe!

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked and in defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign…

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Looking Awry: She Must Be Seeing Things

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Sheila McLaughlin's solo directorial debut follows professional social advocate Agatha (Sheila Dabney) and her partner, mercurial indie filmmaker Jo (Lois Weaver). Taking care of Jo's flat whilst she’s away, Agatha discovers Jo's diary, which catalogues her past sexual experiences…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland III

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Presenting a selection of the compelling array of queer filmmaking happening in Scotland. A gay man drags his friend into lying to his mother with hilarious results, a Polish woman gives insights into why she chose to leave her country to move to Edinburgh, a…

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Hustler White

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom + Google Map

Bruce LaBruce's Hustler White features the legendary Canadian filmmaker himself as lovelorn academic Jürgen Anger, whose quest to document the LA hustling scene leads him into an increasingly tangled relationship with the reckless Monti Ward. A satirical black comedy riffing on Sunset Boulevard amongst other…

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195 LEWIS Season 1

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

195 LEWIS is a dramedy series about a group of women navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and poly in New York City. Based in Brooklyn, the series follows Yuri and Camille as they test the boundaries of their open relationship. Yuri’s growing infatuation…

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Diane Torr Tribute: Man for a Day

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

The worldwide stage appearances and workshops of gender activist and performance artist Diane Torr are legendary. For over thirty years, the focus of Diane's work was an exploration of the theoretical, artistic, and practical aspects of gender identity. Director Katarina Peters observes a Berlin workshop…

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SQIFF Shorts: Look At Me

October 1 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Technological LGBTQ+ themes are probed in this cyber-collection of shorts. Featuring a DIY documentary about queer and trans bodies and online self-representation, trans people talking about how they have actively used videogames to explore their gender, a gay man programming his very own virtual world…

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SQIFF Closer: Signature Move

October 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom + Google Map

Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her daughter. Alma’s…

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