Back for another year, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival has some great treats in store. It includes a focus on queer Arab lives, an East Asian focus and documentaries from around the world, as well as the ever-popular night of Scottish queer short films. We're still adding details so look out for more here over the next few days.

The festival celebrates the work of queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual and intersex people as well as disabled people and people of colour.

All events at SQIFF prioritise accessibility for disabled attendees and all films have English language subtitles and captions. BSL interpretation and audio description are available at some events.

Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis.

The festival runs from 5 to 9 December.

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Sqiff Latest Reviews

Until Rainbow Dawn
After meeting at their Deaf school in Central Japan, Hana and Ayumi become close friends, and quickly fall in love. But when Hana comes out to her parents, they throw her out of the house
Sidney And Friends
Scottish filmmaker Tristan Aitchison visited Kenya in 2013. A chance meeting with an activist revealed an underground network of intersex and trans people that wanted their voices heard.
Pulse
After a series of humiliations, a young disabled man looking for love decides to transition – but not in the manner you’d expect. Set in an alternative present in which medical procedures are drastically different, the question of what it means to change gender is complicated by the question of what it means to find love when you have a disabled body in an ableist world.
Bixa Travesty
Bixa Travesty
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.
A Moment In The Reeds
A Moment In The Reeds
Romance blossoms between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
Dykes, Camera, Action!
Dykes, Camera, Action!
A history of queer cinema told by women who had pivotal roles in its development.
Friend
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Signature Move
Signature Move
The story of a young woman navigating her life between a mother who doesn’t really know her daughter and a burgeoning relationship that offers the possibility of real happiness.
A Girl At My Door
A Girl At My Door
A policewoman tries to help a young girl who is being abused by her violent stepdad.
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Scottish Queer International Film Festival Features

A girl, on film
Doona Bae talks about making A Girl At My Door.
A devil in the making
Filmmaker Sally El Hosaini talks about love, authenticity and persistence in her debut feature My Brother The Devil.

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