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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First film to deal with the AIDS crisis tells the story of a man who becomes a voluntary 'buddy' for an AIDS patient and finds their relationship changing
The Gospel Of Eureka
The Gospel Of Eureka
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.
The Misandrists
The Misandrists
A radical female ‘army of lovers’ is preparing itself to fight for a world without men.
Leitis In Waiting
Leitis In Waiting
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.
A Deal With The Universe
A Deal With The Universe
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
Until Rainbow Dawn
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
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.
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.
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Scottish Queer International Film Festival Features

Something magical
Jason Barker on gender, spirituality and A Deal With The Universe
Raising expectations
Jason Barker on filming his attempts to have a child in A Deal With The Universe
A girl, on film
Bae Doona 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.
Secret lives, secret loves
The hidden history of Hollywood lesbians.
Sundance Episode 5: Bestiaire, My Brother The Devil, Nobody Walks and Bachelorette
Animals and keepers, running with the pack and beastly friends.
Write on at Sundance
Sundance "lab" history and we talk to UK filmmaker Sally El Hosaini about taking the My Brother The Devil script to Utah.
The Restoration of Oz
As The Wizard of Oz returns to delight a new generation, we explore the real magic of cinema. The film you'll see in cinemas now is clean and bright; but how was this achieved?

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