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Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2017 WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

www.SQIFF.org

to SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER

All venues have good wheelchair access; all films screen with English language captions/subtitles; select events have BSL interpretation and audio description.


SQIFF is back!! We are excited to present another round of marvellous movies to tickle your aesthetic tastebuds, build community, and challenge the film world status quo.

Our opening film, Bruce LaBruce’s The Misandrists, follows the Female Liberation Army’s camp efforts to free women everywhere. Picking up this theme, the Queer Revolution strand features queer anarchist punk musical, Folkbildningsterror, document of South American gay rights activism, Carlos Jáuregui: The Unforgettable Fag, and Free CeCe!, following black trans woman CeCe MacDonald’s fight for justice. Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen puts the focus on bi representation with guest Jacob Engelberg giving an illustrated talk and introducing a selection of contemporary and retrospective films. Also joining us are documenter of queer communities, Catherine Gund, with her new feature about lesbian Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, and Seema Mattu, a London-based artist using digital media to explore the ethnic self, who will take part in our Gaysian Superheroes event. We are expanding our porn repertoire to welcome Glasgow School of Art Pornography Society, who will host M4M, a peep at gay skin flicks across the years. Our Feminist Porn Night returns with filmmaker Sky Deep leading us in a workshop and presenting her black queer vampire porn extravanganza, Enactone. All this plus loads more!!! BIG THANK YOUS to our committee, staff, volunteers, supporters, guests, and audiences xx

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Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

tickets and how to book Tickets to all SQIFF screenings and events are on sale now! Book online at sqiff.org or in person at individual venues.

Screenings

Workshops

Tickets for screenings at CCA, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Transmission are on a sliding scale between FREE, £2, £4, £6, and £8. Choose what to pay based on your personal circumstances; all tickets allow access to the same seating. We ask that you are honest with yourself about your financial situation. We won’t ask for any proof of your situation. This is a new system for SQIFF, which allows us to provide financial flexibility to those who most need it and make the festival affordable to everyone whilst sustaining the event and supporting queer filmmakers. For more info on our sliding scale ticket pricing, see www.sqiff.org/ticketing. See individual listings for ticket prices at other venues. Reservations must be collected 15 minutes before the event starts or will be released for sale.

All workshops are free. Please reserve your place online at sqiff.org.

Free Pride and Lock Up Your Daughters Babadook Ball Parties Both our party nights have a £5 suggested donation as entry price (for those who can afford) payable on the door.

SQIFF 2017 Passes See everything at SQIFF (inc parties) with a Festival Pass £39 / £29 concession (+ £1 booking fee).

Community Group Visits If you work for a charity or community organisation and would like to bring a group along to an event, please contact info@sqiff.org to reserve free tickets.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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venues

The Art School 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE www.theartschool.co.uk A unique centre for music and the visual arts in Glasgow and the venue for our Friday night party. Five minutes walk from the CCA (though, up a steep hill, be warned!), and near Cowcaddens Subway Station and Queen Street and Central Station.

CCA (Main Festival Hub) 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD www.cca-glasgow.com 0141 352 4900 Our Festival hub is the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in the centre of Glasgow. The CCA is a ten minute walk from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations and from Cowcaddens Subway Station.

Glasgow Women’s Library 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP www.womenslibrary.org.uk 0141 550 2267 Glasgow Women’s Library hosts event We Are Failing (p.10) this year and is located in the East End of the city, just around the corner from Bridgton train station and with bus stops nearby.

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB www.glasgowfilm.org 0141 332 6535 GFT is a short walk or car/taxi journey from our hub at the CCA and from Queen Street and Central Station and Cowcaddens Subway Station.

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Drygate Brewing Co. 85 Drygate, G4 0UT www.drygate.com 0141 212 8815 Drygate is an event space in Glasgow’s East End, not far from the city centre and host to our Saturday night party. According to Google Maps, you can walk there in 30 minutes from our main venue, the CCA. There are also buses and trains which will get you there.

Platform - The Bridge The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, G34 9JW www.platform-online.co.uk 0141 276 9696 Platform is an arts centre at the heart of The Bridge located in Easterhouse (about 6 miles east of the city centre), near Easterhouse Train Station and also accessible by bus.

For details on venues outside the main festival dates, please see online listings at www.sqiff.org.

Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

accessibility All our venues have good access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues. Our main venue, the CCA, has three floors with a level access entrance situated on the corner of Sauchiehall Street and Scott Street - see venue website for detailed info on parking and dropping off. There is lift access to - and accessible toilets on - all three floors of the building. We screen all films with English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Select events have BSL interpretation. Our schools screening and our Scottish shorts programme this year will have audio description available. Please see individual listings in the brochure for information. The CCA, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Glasgow Film Theatre have hearing loop systems in their screening spaces. Staff can advise on the best seats for accessing these.

There is a large print version of this brochure available at the CCA box office. All SQIFF programmes and audience feedback forms also have large print versions available.

We have several screenings in the programme around an hour or less in duration for those who cannot sit for long periods of time. Gender-neutral toilets will be available at the CCA, Glasgow Women’s Library, The Art School, and Drygate. Content notes are used in the brochure to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. These should be read in conjunction with film and event descriptions. Films not certified by the BBFC are marked N/C and accompanied by an age recommendation, e.g. N/C 15+ (suitable for ages 15 and older - no-one under 15 will be admitted). Events may also have specific age limits, e.g. ages 18+, due to their overall content. We aim to create a generally safe and inclusive environment and ask people to respect each other and be sensitive to the diversity of identities which exist within LGBTI+ and queer communities. If you feel unsafe at any point, please feel free to speak to a member of staff. Please contact info@sqiff.org if you have any questions about the content of films or events or about accessibility at the Festival. We are continually working to improve our access measures and welcome any feedback.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Pre-festival warm-ups

WORKSHOP

Workshop: Working Class LGBTQ People in Film & TV

Looking Awry: Don’t Look At Me That Way

Media Education, Edinburgh, Thursday 21st September, 8pm (120 mins), ages 15+, FREE, BSL interpretation

(88 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Uisenma Borchu, Country: Mongolia/Germany, Year: 2015, Ticket prices vary, Mongolian and German languages with English subtitles, BSL interpretation for discussion

Beginning with clips from TV and film, we examine how LGBTQ workingclass identities have been demonised, patronised, and romanticised onscreen, before considering representation we would like to see in future. We will also think about how cultural venues can be made more welcoming to working-class people. This workshop is for working-class people (background and/or current situation) and allies. Although interactive, there is no pressure to actively participate in discussion. It is run by two workingclass femme lesbians who navigate middle-classness via their work. Leanne Dawson is a lecturer at University of Edinburgh and Laura Wylie is completing a Masters in sexuality and class at University of Stirling.

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Hedi and Iva start a relationship but when Iva’s estranged father appears, Hedi is strongly attracted to him. Introduced by programmer Jacob Engelberg. Followed by a discussion (BSL interpreted) with academic Maria Pramaggiore at Edinburgh Filmhouse on 23rd September. Part of Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen. Content note: depiction of violence.

DCA, Dundee, 22nd September, 6.15pm Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen, 23rd September, 3.30pm Edinburgh Filmhouse, 23rd September, 3.40pm

Fox and His Friends Eden Court, Inverness, Saturday 23rd September, 6pm (123 mins), 15, Dir: Rainer W. Fassbinder, Country: West Germany, Year: 1975, German language with English subtitles In 1970s West Germany, a young working-class gay man wins the lottery and is taken advantage of by his overbearing bourgeois lover. New German Cinema superstar and queer filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder created his most explicit survey of gay culture in Fox and His Friends and stamped his trademark, very cynical impression of human relationships onto it. Fassbinder himself plays the suggestible Fox with supporting cast featuring several from the director’s famous entourage including Harry Baer and Kurt Raab. A great chance to see a restored classic and an opportunity for those unfamiliar with the legendary filmmaker’s work to get acquainted.

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (91 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Jennifer M. Kroot, Country: USA, Year: 2017, English language with English captions A celebration of the beloved storyteller, following his evolution from conservative son of the Old South to gay rights pioneer whose Tales of the City novels inspired others to reclaim their lives. Director Jennifer M. Kroot weaves a fascinating life story exploring a creative artist who served in Vietnam and was invited to the White House to meet Richard Nixon before being radicalised and becoming San Francisco’s great chronicler. An Lanntair, Stornoway Saturday 23rd September, 8pm Eden Court, Inverness Sunday 24th September, 7.15pm

CCA, Glasgow, 24th September, 3pm

Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Pre-festival warm-ups

Wednesday 27th September

WORKSHOP

Workshop: Scriptwriting with Asten Holmes-Elliott CCA Clubroom, Tuesday 26th September, 4pm (90 mins), ages 15+, FREE Award-winning filmmaker Asten Holmes-Elliott, writer and director of shorts James Dean and Citizen M and co-founder of Glasgow-based collective Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking, will examine questions and situations that arise when writing a script with a queer storyline/LGBTQI characters. Suitable for those who would like either feedback on a script already in development or inspiration for a new piece. Feel free to bring your ideas along on the day. Kindly supported by LGBT History Month Scotland.

Who Will Fuck Daddy? Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Tuesday 26th September, 7pm (65 mins), N/C 18+, Dir: Lasse Långström, Country: Sweden, Year: 2017, Swedish language with English subtitles A hypnotic, intensely personal film featuring a mix of mysterious and mystical images: a masturbating moon, a couple having sex in a tent filled with balloons and electric lights, a pair of vibrators hidden in a head of lettuce. Beautifully episodic, Who Will Fuck Daddy? switches from documentary sequences about parenthood, gender, ecstasy, and rebirth, to cruising sites in the Swedish forest, to the question of just how much pressure to put on a pair of nipples. Director Lasse Långström will join us after the screening for a Q&A. Content note: depiction of sexual assault.

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Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

SQIFF Opener: The Misandrists CCA Theatre, 7pm (91 mins), N/C 18+, Dir: Bruce LaBruce, Country: Germany, Year: 2017, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for Q&A Queer film legend Bruce LaBruce’s newest feature dives headlong into the world of the Female Liberation Army hiding out in the heart of Gerwomany. Led by Big Mother, the FLA indoctrinates its young recruits to take up the struggle of freeing all female people through a mix of revolutionary porn-making, songs about taking down the patriarchy, and even a sneaky dancing nun. But does the FLA’s brand of radical feminism hide some darker and more exclusionary beliefs?

We are excited to be joined by director Bruce LaBruce and actor Caprice Crawford for a Q&A after the screening followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Fyne Ales. Presented in partnership with Goethe Institut Glasgow. Content note: depiction of violence and real surgical operations, discussion of sexual assault.

Also screening as part of Behind the Curtain, an Alchemy Film & Arts project in partnership with Moving Image Makers Collective, Hawick, Saturday 14th October, 7pm.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Thursday 28th September

SQIFF Shorts: Sketches

Tax On Me

ATOPOS, generi teatranti

We Are Failing

CCA Cinema, 1.45pm (59 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions

CCA Cinema, 3.30pm (60 mins), N/C 8+, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for discussion

Glasgow Women’s Library, 6pm (120 mins), ages 18+, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for event

A young man gets a job in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, a cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro draws members of the trans community to help deal with his own issues, the gender and disability politics of toilets are explored, a purifying ritual bath performed by Jewish brides is reinterpreted by two men, a gay guy dissects his family members over an awkward Sunday lunch, and a queer oddball seeks approval from their black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials. Presenting a spectrum of cute, inventive animated queer shorts from around the world.

In the last few years, local authorities in Scotland have increased care charging, obliging people with disabilities to pay more than others to achieve the same basic human rights. Tax on Me is a hip-hop music video by filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi and media coop responding to the Care Tax and the effect it has on people who need support. Kiana will join us to discuss the origins of the film and activism against unjust government policies penalising people with disabilities.

CCA Cinema, 6pm (76 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Alberto Amoretti, Country: Italy, Year: 2016, Italian language with English subtitles

Content note: animated depiction of self-harming, mention of suicide, brief, covert reference to bloodplay.

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Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

Atopos Compagnia Teatrale is an Italian theatre company bringing together professional and non-professional actors, both trans- and cisgender. This documentary is about their experiences in the creation of Atopos’ flagship production, Human Variables. The film describes reality through chronicling the making of a play, a conventionally fictitious endeavour. Human Variables is a show that builds on the real life experiences of the actors appearing on stage, ready to lay themselves bare at the same time as putting on a costume. A story of the eternal dialectic between actor and character, truth and fiction, life and theatre.

“Failing is something queers do and always have done exceptionally well…” Jack Halberstam’s book The Queer Art of Failure explores how failure can be embraced as a form of resistance to the demands of heterosexual, capitalist society. Join us as we celebrate and assert our right to fail at life as individuals and communities. Featuring DIY lesbian short film Big Queer Failure, a presentation by artist and DJ Natasha Lall on her novella SQUELCH, plus interactive discussion. Drinks and snacks provided. We encourage a relaxed and informal experience where failing in every sense is very welcome. Please feel free to be as socially awkward, depressed, and disillusioned etc. as you like.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Thursday 28th September Queer Revolution: Folkbildningsterror CCA Theatre, 8.30pm (120 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Lasse Långström, Country: Sweden, Year: 2014, Swedish and Danish languages with English subtitles Imagine a queer anarchist punk musical in which a gang full of genderqueer and non-binary people set out to kidnap Michael Gove and the manager from your local Jobcentre, before setting all the animals free from Edinburgh Zoo. Well this is that, except set in Sweden. Director Lasse Långström will be present for a Q&A after the screening. WORKSHOP

Workshop: Filmmaking with Lasse Långström CCA Clubroom, 6pm (90 mins), ages 18+, FREE Lasse Långström’s films - including Folkbildningsterror and Who Will Fuck Daddy?, both screening in the Festival - are always personal, political, and unlike anything else you’re likely to see. Collaborating with groups of friends and always producing work that is inventive, anarchic, and often really funny, he is currently preparing a new project which he hopes to produce part of in Glasgow during SQIFF. In this workshop, Lasse will discuss his working methods and in particular his plans for the new film. Come along for a chance to hear all about it and perhaps even be a part of the work of this talented director!

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Content note: depiction of comedy violence.

Play the Devil

Chavela

CCA Theatre, 6.15pm (89 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Maria Govan, Country: Trinidad and Tobago, Year: 2016, English and Trinidadian English Creole languages with English subtitles

Glasgow Film Theatre, 8.30pm (90 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi, Country: USA, Year: 2017, Spanish and English languages with English subtitles, all tickets £5.50

Greg is a studious 18-year-old from a working-class Trinidadian neighbourhood. He dreams of attending university thanks to a scholarship but his plans are put at risk by James, a wealthy married man who becomes sexually obsessed with him. When Greg pushes back against James, is it because he’s not interested or because he’s unable to come to terms with his own sexuality? As Greg’s hopes for the future begin to slip away, the older man offers to bankroll him to help him pursue his career. Can Greg stay true to his own desires or will he sacrifice them for the sake of his long-term ambitions?

Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

Co-directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi interweave candid stories told by Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas and those closest to her in this multi-faceted biographical film. An incomparable performer, she was also a lesbian woman who defied all social expectations, revolutionising music and challenging the stereotypical macho and hetero cultural norms of the times. Director Catherine Gund will join us after the screening for a Q&A. In partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute.

A Womb of Their Own CCA Cinema, 8.45pm (85 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Cyn Lubow, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with English captions How do people who don’t experience themselves as simply female or male handle a culture that offers only these two identities? A Womb of Their Own introduces a charismatic, funny, thoughtful group of masculine-of-centre-identified people who go through pregnancy. Follow their stories as they establish their own gender, develop their definition of family, grow a baby in their bodies, and birth, chestfeed, and parent their children as nonbinary masculine people.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Friday 29th September

SQIFF Shorts: The Gayz

SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

Women Who Kill

SQIFF Shorts: Daddies

CCA Cinema, 1.45pm (44 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions

CCA Cinema, 3.30pm (70 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions

CCA Cinema, 6.15pm (61 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions

‘The gaze’ is a term used in visual media to mean the way viewers look at images and onscreen characters look at each other, traditionally in critique of male-centred and patriarchal moviemaking. So what happens when the act of looking in films is queered? Featuring Campbell X’s new experimental short, DES!RE, foregrounding lust for masc AFAB people; The Naked Body, in which a director documents how people relate to nudity and their own body; and Harding & his camera, an ambiguous ‘love story’ told through the 1930s archive of a British archaeologist in Palestine.

A selection of shorts asking if - and challenging the notion that - we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on a roof in New York. One character states, “We are powerful, we are those bitches, we are confident, we are not the victim, bitch, we are the predator. It is our time, you live in our world. Either you respect it or you don’t.” Together we are bringing about change. You are not alone and you belong. Let’s find our queer future.

CCA Theatre, 6pm (93 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Ingrid Jungermann, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with English captions

After the films, novelist Zoë Strachan - whose Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing, Out There, carved space for a new generation of queer voices - will be in conversation with filmmaker Asten Holmes-Elliott.

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Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other but codependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious Simone during her Food Coop shift. The more she discovers about the mysterious past of her new lover, the more the commitment-phobic Morgan fears for her emotional and physical wellbeing. Though, isn’t that true to varying degrees of every coupling? Writer-director-star Ingrid Jungermann’s feature debut is a wickedly sharp dissection of Brooklyn’s lesbian scene, deftly weaving droll comedy with psychological thriller.

Why is making an emotional connection with your father so hard, especially for queer men? In Bleach, trans man Jay sets out in search of Shane, his estranged father and macho boxing gym owner. Dads sees 20-something Scott finding his Sunday morning hangover interrupted by unexpected visits from both his father and older lover. Noam, a young gay guy, discovers his recently deceased father had a secret affair with another married man in Heritage. Boys in the Street #pride brings to life Greg Holden’s song of the same name about a lost and found connection between father and son. Content note: depiction of violence.

Content note: comedic discussion and depiction of violence, discussion of suicide and self-harm.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Friday 29th September

WORKSHOP

Workshop: Porn Filmmaking with Sky Deep

Queer Revolution: Carlos Jáuregui: The Unforgettable Fag

CCA Clubroom, 6.30pm (90 mins) ages 18+, FREE

CCA Cinema, 8.30pm (81 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Lucas Santa Ana, Country: Argentina, Year: 2016, Spanish language with English subtitles

Filmmaker, performer, and musician Sky Deep, whose directorial debut Enactone won Best Feature at the 2016 Berlin Porn Film Festival, will lead a workshop investigating body positivity, self-love, and using porn-making as a means of therapy. Demonstrating how she began using her own likeness in music videos before moving on to create Enactone, which she stars in as well as directing, Sky will talk through her work as a process of self-discovery as a black queer woman not conforming to oppressive standards of desire and sexuality.

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A key figure in the gay rights movement of 1980s and 90s South America, Carlos Jáuregui became politicised after witnessing mass demonstrations and early pride marches taking place in France and the United States. Returning home to find street arrests and mass raids on gay nightclubs becoming alarmingly frequent, he grew convinced that visibility and direct, collective action were the only viable means of resistance. Lucas Santa Ana’s fascinating documentary follows Jáuregui’s story, from his becoming the first leader of the pioneering Argentine Homosexuality Community organisation in 1984 to his death from AIDS in 1996.

Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

Feminist Porn Night III

Party: Free Pride @ SQIFF

CCA Theatre, 9pm (120 mins), N/C 18+, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for Q&A

The Art School, 11pm-3am, ages 18+, Suggested donation £5

After suffering a wrongful death in 1914, former US slave Marie Scott - now a vampire - got a second chance to gain vengeance and live forever. This type of life comes with a price, though, and like everyone else, Marie must pay. Can she resist the most prime orgasmic blood in her quest toward becoming the next lair mistress? Enactone is a provocative glimpse into queer, erotic vampiric rituals by filmmaker Sky Deep. Screening alongside The 36-Year-Old Virgin, a coming-of-middle-age sex documentary in which trans masculine Skyler explores his long-standing fantasy of penetrative sex with a cis man.

There’s been a murder on the dance floor… Free Pride and SQIFF are joining supernatural forces to bring you a queer horror party! Expect ghoulish surprises and terrifying tunes with Glasgow’s finest LGBTQ DJs to get you death-dropping, and performances fabulous enough to raise the undead. Don your fangs and get ready to be spooked!

We will be joined after the screening for a Q&A with director and star of Enactone, Sky Deep.

Book online for all events at www.SQIFF.org

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Wednesday 7pm

27/9

Friday

29/9

SQIFF Opener: The Misandrists CCA Theatre, (91 mins), N/C 18+

Thursday

28/9

1.45pm

SQIFF Shorts: The Gayz CCA, (44 mins), N/C 15+

3.30pm

SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet? CCA, (70 mins), N/C 15+

6pm

Women Who Kill CCA Theatre, (93 mins), N/C 15+

1.45pm

SQIFF Shorts: Sketches CCA Cinema, (59 mins), N/C 15+

3.30pm

Tax On Me CCA Cinema, (60 mins), N/C 8+

6.15pm

SQIFF Shorts: Daddies CCA Cinema, (61 mins), N/C 15+

6pm

ATOPOS, generi teatranti CCA Cinema, (77 mins), N/C 12+

6.30pm

Workshop: Porn Filmmaking with Sky Deep CCA Club Room, (90 mins), ages 18+

6pm

We Are Failing Glasgow Women’s Library, (120 mins), ages 18+

8.30pm

Queer Revolution: Carlos Jáuregui: The Unforgettable Fag CCA Cinema, (81 mins), N/C 12+

9pm

Feminist Porn Night III CCA Theatre, (120 mins), N/C 18+

11pm

Party: Free Pride @ SQIFF The Art School, ages 18+

6pm

Workshop: Filmmaking with Lasse Långström CCA Clubroom, (90 mins), ages 18+

6.15pm

Play the Devil CCA Theatre, (89 mins), N/C 15+

8.30pm

Queer Revolution: Folkbildningsterror CCA Theatre, (120 mins), N/C 15+

8.30pm

Chavela Glasgow Film Theatre, (90 mins), N/C 15+

8.45pm

A Womb of Their Own CCA Cinema, (85 mins), N/C 12+


Saturday

30/9

10am

Workshop: Queer Storytelling with Catherine Gund CCA UWS Room, (360 mins), ages 18+

12.45pm

Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen CCA Cinema, (90 mins), N/C 12+

1.15pm

2.45pm

SQIFF Shorts: Switching Teams CCA Theatre, (79 mins), N/C 15+ Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes CCA Cinema, (80 mins), N/C 15+

4pm

Filmmaker Social CCA Saramago Terrace Bar, (120 mins), ages 18+

4.30pm

Sad Girl Cinema CCA Theatre, (120 mins), N/C 15+

7pm

Arika Presents: The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman CCA Cinema, (75 mins), N/C 15+

7.30pm

9pm

SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes CCA Theatre, (52 mins), N/C 12+ GSA Pornography Society Presents: M4M CCA Theatre, (120 mins), N/C 18+

9.15pm

Looking Awry: Nowhere CCA Cinema, (85 mins), 18

10pm

Party: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS BABADOOK BALL Drygate Brewing Co., ages 18+

Sunday

1/10

11am

Family Film: Finding Dory Platform, (98 mins), U

12pm

Are We Queer Yet?: SQIFF at GoMA Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art

12.30pm

Last Men Standing CCA Cinema, (74 mins), N/C 12+

1pm

Document Presents: FREE CeCe! CCA Theatre, (100 mins), N/C 12+

3pm

Looking Awry: She Must Be Seeing Things CCA Cinema, (95 mins), N/C 15+

3.30pm

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland III CCA Theatre, (75 mins), N/C 12+

5pm

Hustler White Glasgow Film Theatre, (79 mins), 18

5.30pm

195 LEWIS Season 1 CCA Cinema, (47 mins), N/C 15+

6pm

Diane Torr Tribute: Man for a Day CCA Theatre, (96 mins), N/C 12+

6.45pm

SQIFF Shorts: Look at Me CCA Cinema, (70 mins), N/C 15+

8.30pm

SQIFF Closer: Signature Move CCA Theatre, (80 mins), N/C 12+


Saturday 30th September

WORKSHOP

Workshop: Queer Storytelling with Catherine Gund

Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen

CCA UWS Room, 10am (360 mins), ages 18+, FREE

CCA Cinema, 12.45pm (90 mins), N/C 12+, BSL interpretation for event

Founder and Director of Aubin Pictures, Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her work focuses on sustainable social transformation, sexuality and gender, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and other social justice issues. Her most recent films include Chavela (2017), Dispatches from Cleveland (2017), and Born to Fly (2014).

In LGBT+ politics and activism bisexual people are often left out of the conversation. To consider bisexual people - our lives, our desires, and the difficulties we face - enriches our understanding of sexuality, foregrounding issues that we otherwise might not consider. This is eye-opening when considering cinematic representations of bisexuality. Taking a ride through cinema’s invocations of bisexuality, from well-known Hollywood neonoir thrillers to underground queer filmmaking to the extremities of European art cinema, let’s take a moment to consider representations of bisexual desire on screen.

In this unique day-long workshop, Catherine will explore her approach to making powerful, character-centred films, from shorts to features, and her commitment to stories about LGBTQI communities. She will screen excerpts from her work and give feedback on your own projects in development. In partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute.

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Presented by programmer Jacob Engelberg. In partnership with Queer Film Network UK & Ireland. Content note: discussion of sexual assault and suicide

Tickets FREE / £2 / £4 / £6 / £8 See www.sqiff.org/ticketing

SQIFF Shorts: Switching Teams CCA Theatre, 1.15pm (79 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions A trans woman is pursued by a charming cis man who is not the kind individual he first seems. A trans skater from Sheffield switches roller derby teams in order to live more authentically. A teenager and their traditionally-minded father struggle to find common ground after the former starts questioning their gender identity in rural Ireland. And a young man in Hong Kong documents his personal journey through conversations with family, friends, and God as he connects with his inner self. A variety of stories surveying the trans experience. Content note: depiction of violence and sexual assault, discussion of suicidal feelings.

Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes CCA Cinema, 2.45pm (80 mins), N/C 12+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions, BSL interpretation for discussion A showcase of the work of two BritishSouth Asian queer women filmmakers across different generations. Activist and director Pratibha Parmar’s films centre on gender, race, and LGBT issues; her groundbreaking Khush (1991) portrays lesbian women and gay men in India and the Indian diaspora discussing acceptance and embracing of their sexuality. We explore Pratibha’s prolific output alongside that of emerging digital media artist Seema Mattu, who dissects the overlooked ethnic self in regards to various degrees of minoritisation. We are delighted Seema Mattu will join us to discuss her work. Curated and hosted by Nyla Ahmad, who researches South Asian identity in comics. In partnership with Collect:if, Glasgow Women’s Library’s women of colour collective.

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Saturday 30th September

Filmmaker Social

Sad Girl Cinema

CCA Saramago Terrace Bar, 4pm (120mins), ages 18+, FREE

CCA Theatre, 4.30pm (120 mins), N/C 15+, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for discussion

Are you a queer filmmaker working in Scotland or beyond? Come and join us for some networking, schmoozing, and boozing. A chance to meet others who are LGBTQ+ and interested or already working in filmmaking. Share ideas, discuss your projects, or just hang out and have a nice time. We hope to be joined by representatives of some of Scotland’s film funding bodies and exhibitors who will be available to give you more info on what they offer and are looking for. Please sign up in advance to attend this event at www.sqiff.org.

Sad Girl Cinema is an ongoing documentary film project exploring mental health narratives in screen culture created by queer writers Claire Biddles and Bethany Rose Lamont and designed by Maggie Webster. Sorted into three themes: therapy, the mental health ward, and tortured geniuses and tragic muses, SGC navigates a whole bunch of pop cultural clichés in film, television, and music videos. For SQIFF, SGC presents a selection of clips exploring these themes through a queer lens, plus a first look at the documentary and a panel discussion on the intersection of mental health and LGBTQ+ identity on screen. In partnership with LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

Arika Presents: The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman CCA Cinema, 7pm (75 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Fred Barney Taylor, Country: USA, Year: 2007, English language with English captions Fred Barney Taylor’s documentary offers a portrait of Samuel R. Delany, black gay man, radical, and revered author of science fiction novels. He recounts his Harlem childhood, experiences with psychotherapy, and promiscuous adventures in the infamous Everard Baths and other public-sex venues, interspered with absorbing footage of the writer’s native New York. Samuel R. Delany will be present at and taking part in Arika’s Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist, 16th-19th November at Tramway, Glasgow. More info at www.arika.org.uk.

SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes CCA Theatre, 7.30pm (52 mins), N/C 12+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions, BSL interpretation for Q&A Proudly presenting dykes defying society, each other, themselves, and the demands and expectations of both hetero and queer culture. A feisty granny drags her granddaughter out of the closet, 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working-class backgrounds share fragments from their lives, a 17-year-old from a West Bank settlement goes to a gay club for the first time, a child visits their working-class butch great aunt, a Deaf couple get into a storming signing fight on their honeymoon, and a rapper and breakdancer explores their identity. We hope to be joined by several of the filmmakers for a Q&A.

Content note: discussion and depiction of mental health issues and therapy.

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Saturday 30th September

Party: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS BABADOOK BALL Drygate Brewing Co., 10pm-2am, ages 18+, Suggested donation £5

Glasgow School of Art Pornography Society Presents: M4M CCA Theatre, 9pm (120 mins), N/C 18+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions M4M showcases queer sex on camera with a variety of vivid, lurid, and fluid short films and clips. Presenting scenes from prominent gay porn company productions including Falcon Studios’ pioneering 1983 film, Spokes, and the infamous Devil’s Dick scene from Treasure Island Media’s 2006 Breeding Season. Also featuring a selection of works by Zachary Hutchinson, Georges Jacotey, Antonio da Silva, plus a teaser from local grassroots producers at the GSA Pornography Society. Followed by a panel discussion with couple Ian Diamond and Drew Harvey Bigglestone, founders of Glasgow Sex Shop, Luke +Jack. Curated and hosted by Dylan Meade. Content note: hardcore porn and extreme scenarios.

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Looking Awry: Nowhere CCA Cinema, 9.15pm (85 mins), 18, Dir: Gregg Araki, Country: USA, Year: 1997, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for introduction Described by director Gregg Araki as “A Beverly Hills 90210 episode on acid,” Nowhere follows 18-year-old Dark Smith through a day in the teenager’s life in LA. Dark fails to get the emotional support he craves from girlfriend Mel, who is also involved with a girl named Lucifer, while Dark moons over hunky Montgomery. A spree of kinky sex, hallucinogenic drugs, random violence, romantic misunderstandings, and alien abduction ensues. Part of Araki’s notorious Teen Apocalypse Trilogy exploring alienation, fluid sexuality, and Armageddon.

You know what’s scarier than the crushing weight of unfulfilled heteronormative pressure? Yup, pretty much nothing! So come all you perfect lil queer babies and dance among your affective family one last time before SQIFF shuts up shop for another year. Hosted at DRYGATE BREWERY, LUYD presents a night of fresh queers, craft beers, and butt-thumping miss new booty beats. Welcoming back LUYD’s most treasured resident: DJ SUEZZ Our fave lil F-Bone: PEARL NECKLACE And in shambolic tradition: LOCK UP YOUR DJs

Screening with short Self and Others (6 mins). Introduced by programmer Jacob Engelberg, part of Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen. Content note: depiction of violence, sexual assault, and suicide.

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Sunday 1st October Family Film: Finding Dory Platform, 11am (98 mins), U, Dir: Angus Maclane, Andrew Stanton, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with English captions, FREE Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.

Are We Queer Yet?: SQIFF at GoMA Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, 12-4pm, Various languages with English subtitles/captions, FREE The huge beautiful hall in GoMA has been left free and open for SQIFF to play with, so what do you think we did? Built a queer teenager’s bedroom, of course! Come lounge and hang out in our fully interactive installation. There will be LGBTQ+ short film DVDs to watch, piled on our teenager’s shelf. Designed to emulate the alienation and excitement of adolescence whilst providing a queer space in the heart of the city centre. SQIFF at GoMA is taking place in GoMA’s Gallery 1 while Marlie Mul’s exhibition is cancelled.

Last Men Standing CCA Cinema, 12.30pm (74 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Erin Brethauer, Timothy Hussin, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with with English captions “We felt like every day was wonderful and anything could happen.” Rich and distinguished stories unfold among the lives of long-term survivors who have learned how to celebrate, heal, love, and thrive after the devastation of the early AIDS crisis. Eight men look back on their experiences and towards the future in this cathartic and intimate documentary. Followed by a discussion led by HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.

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Document Presents: FREE CeCe! CCA Theatre, 1pm (100 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Jacqueline Gares, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for discussion On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked and in defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox, who executive produced this documentary exploring the role race, class, and gender played in the case. Followed by a discussion with Chryssy Hunter from Bent Bars Project, a letter writing scheme for LGBTQ+ people in prison in the UK. Presented in partnership with Document, Glasgow’s International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Content note: discussion of violence.

Looking Awry: She Must Be Seeing Things CCA Cinema, 3pm (95 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Sheila McLaughlin, Country: USA, Year: 1987, English language with English captions, BSL interpretation for introduction Sheila McLaughlin’s solo directorial debut follows professional social advocate Agatha and her partner, mercurial indie filmmaker Jo. Taking care of Jo’s flat whilst she’s away, Agatha discovers Jo’s diary, which catalogues her past sexual experiences with men. As Jo works on her new film - about a former nun who lived as a man in 16th century Spain - Agatha is convinced Jo is cheating on her. But is any of it real or is Agatha only seeing things? Screening on 16mm and with short More Love. Less Prepackaged Bullshit (1 min) by Neelu Bhuman. Introduced by programmer Jacob Engelberg, part of Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen. Content note: depiction of violence.

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Sunday 1st October

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland III

Hustler White

195 LEWIS Season 1

Diane Torr Tribute: Man for a Day

CCA Theatre, 3.30pm (75 mins), N/C 12+, English and Polish languages with English captions/subtitles, BSL interpretation for Q&A, audio description available (small amount of non-English dialogue read within AD)

Glasgow Film Theatre, 5pm (79 mins), 18, Dir: Bruce LaBruce, Rick Castro, Country: USA, Year: 1996, English, Arabic, Czech, and German languages with English subtitles, all tickets £5.50

CCA Cinema, 5.30pm (47 mins), N/C 15+, Dir: Jacqueline Gares, Country: USA, Year: 2016, English language with English captions

CCA Theatre, 6pm (96 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Katarina Peters, Country: Germany, UK, Finland, Year: 2012, English, German, and Hebrew languages with English subtitles, BSL interpretation for introduction

Presenting a selection of the exciting array of queer filmmaking happening in Scotland. A gay man drags his friend into lying to his mother with hilarious results, a Polish woman gives insights into why she had to leave her country, a mother-daughter relationship in the year 2020 proves surprising, and a bisexual woman from China explores her identity amongst the varied approaches in this showcase. We hope to be joined by a number of the filmmakers for a Q&A.

Bruce LaBruce’s Hustler White stars the legendary filmmaker himself as a lovelorn academic whose quest to document the LA hustling scene leads him into an increasingly tangled relationship with the reckless Monti Ward. A satirical black comedy riffing on Hollywood classics, this early work co-stars queer heroes such as Vaginal Davis and Ron Athey. Screening with LaBruce’s new short film Refugee’s Welcome (22 mins), sketching a day in the life of a Syrian man living in Berlin as he encounters both racist violence and a tough, kind-hearted Czech poet. We are delighted to welcome Bruce LaBruce for a Q&A after the screening. Content note: depiction of violence and sexual assault.

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195 LEWIS is a dramedy series about a group of women navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and poly in New York City. Based in Brooklyn, the series follows Yuri and Camille as they test the boundaries of their open relationship. Yuri’s growing infatuation with a new lover leaves Camille distressed, which is only amplified by the unexpected arrival of Yuri’s old college friend Kris, who shows up with nowhere else to stay. Another exciting example of a contemporary web series paving the way for more progressive queer representation.

The worldwide stage appearances and workshops of gender activist and performance artist Diane Torr are legendary. For over thirty years, the focus of Diane’s work was an exploration of the theoretical, artistic, and practical aspects of gender identity. Director Katarina Peters observes a Berlin workshop taught by Diane, in which a group of openminded women come together to discover the secrets of masculinity. What makes a man a man and a woman a woman? Precisely when and where is gender identity created? How much is nature and how much nurture? With an introduction celebrating the life and work of artist, activist, and educator, Diane Torr, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

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Sunday 1st October

Upcoming

SQIFF Shorts: Look at Me

SQIFF Closer: Signature Move

Trans Filmmaking Course

CCA Cinema, 6.45pm (70 mins), N/C 15+, Various languages with English subtitles/ captions

CCA Theatre, 8.30pm (80 mins), N/C 12+, Dir: Jennifer Reeder, Country: USA, Year: 2017, English, Urdu, and Spanish languages with English subtitles, BSL interpretation for introduction

Various venues in Glasgow, 21st/22nd/28th/29th October, ages 18+, FREE

Technological LGBTQ+ themes are probed in this cyber-collection of shorts. Featuring a DIY documentary about queer and trans bodies and online selfrepresentation, trans people talking about how they have actively used videogames to explore their gender, a gay man programming his very own virtual world - a campy safe haven - in a dystopian future of surveillance and work, and a man discovering he has HIV and deciding to share the news via digital forums.

Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious MexicanAmerican woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her daughter. Alma’s mother, Rosa, is a former professional Luchadora, which Zaynab finds fascinating as she has recently taken up lucha-style wrestling. Co-written by and starring Fawzia Mirza, Signature Move is a hilarious and honest look at a queer Muslim experience. Preceded by the presentation of our award for Best Scottish Short.

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A course taking place over 2 weekends designed for trans, non-binary, and intersex people to come together and create a short film. Learn about the process of filmmaking including coming up with an idea, writing a script, shooting, and editing. Led by experienced tutors Kate Burton and Asten Holmes-Elliott and suitable for beginners and those with a small amount of filmmaking experience. In partnership with Scottish Trans Alliance, an organisation working to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights, and inclusion. Travel and accommodation costs available. Open to anyone who identifies as trans, non-binary, or intersex who is living in Scotland. Apply to take part at www.sqiff.org.

What (the Fuck) is Lesbian Cinema? + The Book of Gabrielle Edinburgh Filmhouse, Sunday 29th October, 2.30pm (140 mins plus interval), N/C 15+, Dir: Lisa Gornick, Country: UK, Year: 2017 The Book of Gabrielle is a clever dramedy about an intimate yet platonic relationship that develops between a female graphic artist and an older male erotic novelist. Saul delights in Gabrielle’s description of her past affairs and ongoing relationship with her younger girlfriend, Olivia, just as Gabrielle likes to explore masculinity through Saul. To coincide with the launch of the film, director and star Lisa Gornick presents an accompanying live drawing show What (the Fuck) is Lesbian Cinema? Using pen, paper, and watercolour, Gornick explores where the desires of lesbian film are at right now alongside the politics, money, and passions aroused around it.

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