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SQIFF 2019: Autism-friendly Opening Night Shorts

Wed 2 October 2019

An autism-friendly screening of the SQIFF 2019 Opening Night Shorts programme, focused on LGBTQIA+ community and activism.

Adam and the Alphas depicts the camaraderie of gay rugby team, the Glasgow Alphas. Bodies Like Oceans follows self-described queer fat freak and photographer, Shoog McDaniel. I AM! We are Here! presents portraits of Queer, Trans* and Gender Non Conforming People of Colour in the Bronx, whilst Unspoken sees queer and trans Asian Americans writing emotional letters to their families. We Are Here follows members of the Manchester House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Button OUT! is an animated homage to Canadian filmmaker Kathleen Mullen’s history of protest through her massive button collection.

Autism-friendly screenings are designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment. We will not book the cinema more than half full. Lights will be left on low and sound turned down. People are welcome to make noise and move around. We will have a Quiet Space in the Intermedia Gallery on the top floor of CCA available for anyone to take some time out.

Part of Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019.

Accessibility information for this event

Ticket Costs
In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, SQIFF events are priced according to a sliding scale. Find out what you should pay. You won't be asked for any proof or ID, we just ask that you are honest!

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
All films have English audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.
Films are largely accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences with lots of explanatory dialogue and relatively bright images. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access
Cinema will be not more than half full. Lights will be left on low and sound turned down. People are welcome to make noise and move around.
CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information. A quiet space and programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

Travel Assistance
We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org