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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.

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Real
Real
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.
You Must Everywhere Wander
You Must Everywhere Wander
A queer masculine bodyscape where the spices used in Chinese cooking grow as spectacular natural landscapes.
A Woman On The Internet
A Woman On The Internet
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.
Birthday Boy
Birthday Boy
A trans boy facing bullying at a girls' school tries to find a refuge in the world of online games.
Almost
Almost
A woman meets the girl of her dreams in a library. Everything seems perfect - almost.
Everyman
Everyman
A personal, visual essay about gender transition.
Scars
Scars
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.
The Devotions
The Devotions
Part biography, part testimonial and part imagined queer heavenly utopia, The Devotions explores the intersection between queerness and Catholicism.
You Are A Lesbian Vampire
You Are A Lesbian Vampire
A vampire in a prairie city reflects on whether or not she can sustain a successful relationship with her mortal girlfriend.
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
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.
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