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Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Fleeting Love

Thu 28 September 2023

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A street image with blue lighting featuring two women in the middle of the shot sitting down at some stairs.

Heart Fruit

‘Fleeting Love’ is a collection of short films that capture brief (but tender) romantic encounters. Expect sepia-toned super 8 clips, wind blowing through long hair, lustful stares and tugs on your heartstrings.

The pace of the films in the selection ebbs and flows with runtimes ranging from 3 to 20 minutes. Films such as Swimming in the Dark bring slower romantic builds alongside slow rippling water. Whereas the closing film Strangers is the shortest of the collection and follows two lovers clinging on to each other as they zoom past the camera on a motorbike.

Curated by Nat Lall. The screening starts with poetry from local queer poet Hatty Nestor.

Content Warnings:
- Discussions of sex, self-harm;
- Depiction of sex, cigarette use.

Accessibility Information

Tickets for most events are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, £8, or £10. Choose what to pay based on your circumstances. If you can afford more, it helps us out if you pay more. This allows us to have free or cheap tickets for those who most need them and keep the festival going as well as support queer filmmakers.

Films are in Danish, English, German, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Swiss German, Tagalog audio and screen with English language captions for access.

All SQIFF events will have BSL-English interpretation.

All SQIFF events will have live captioning.

Induction loops are available in all event spaces.

The lights will be slightly up during all screenings and people are welcome to come and go during events as they need to.

For full access information, go to, or contact if you need any support to attend.




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6:00pm — 8:00pm




Tickets: Free, £2, £4, £6, £8, £10

Booking fee: 10%


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Additional info:

Various directors, Denmark, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, N/C 16+, Danish, English, German, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Swiss German, Tagalog audio