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The seventh annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival will be held at the CCA in Glasgow and will also include online screenings of three programme items. Its features some big name LGBTQ+ films alongside niche works from marginalised filmmakers. There will be a special focus on contemporary queer experience in Asia and Brazil.
We are still adding information to this page and details of some of the films are proving hard to find, so please bear with us and bear in mind that not all the strand listings are complete - if you attend, you'll get to see some surprise films too.
Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can basis. All films include English language captions or subtitles and live events will feature live captioning. BSL interpretation will be available throughout. Audio description is available for some of the films. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
The festival runs from 6 to 10 October.
View Films by Strand:
- A New Chapter Begins
- Aspects of the Embodied Self
- Category Is...
- Horror Hour
- Queer Asia
- Queer Brazil
- Reimagining Filmmaking
- Sci-Fi Happening
- Scottish Shorts
View previous years coverage of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival festival:
SQIFF Latest Reviews
A tiny film webseries exploring Deafness, love, and the lengths we go to find it. This tiny film follows Lauren as she navigates relationships and connection in a world of complex communication.
A queer masculine bodyscape where the spices used in Chinese cooking grow as spectacular natural landscapes.
A filmic response to Lynn Hershman Leeson’s text, Romancing The Anti-body (1995), exploring the jarring juxtapositions of friction, toxicity, joy and liberation that trans people, queers and femmes experience when playing as their own custom character creations in video game spaces.
A trans boy facing bullying at a girls' school tries to find a refuge in the world of online games.
A woman meets the girl of her dreams in a library. Everything seems perfect - almost.
A personal, visual essay about gender transition.
The camera lingers over the faded white scars on a variety of body parts, then black ink animates over the top of them as a voice recounts the power and shame that comes with being a cutter.
Part biography, part testimonial and part imagined queer heavenly utopia, The Devotions explores the intersection between queerness and Catholicism.
A vampire in a prairie city reflects on whether or not she can sustain a successful relationship with her mortal girlfriend.
Determined to fit in at a sleepover, 15-year-old Sam ignores cruel taunts from mean girl Blair and her growing feelings for Willow, but she can't ignore the strange things happening to her body.