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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.
View previous years coverage of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival festival:
Sqiff Latest Reviews
Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief.
A radical female ‘army of lovers’ is preparing itself to fight for a world without men.
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their country.
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
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
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.
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.
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.
Romance blossoms between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
A history of queer cinema told by women who had pivotal roles in its development.
Scottish Queer International Film Festival Features
Scottish Queer International Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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