Scottish Queer International Film Festival
Sun 10 October 2021
There is a freedom that comes with gaming; an ability to exist in another realm without necessarily leaving the real world.
For some the realm of a game exists as an alternate reality and for others it synthesises with the physical world. For queer and trans gamers, it can function as a space to trial and error other bodies. It can be a space to transition. And with that comes various highs and lows. From moments of ecstasy to steep learning curves to some uh…‘reality checks.’
GA(Y)MERS showcases a series of shorts on gender and gaming, including Jamie Jankowic’s a woman on the internet. The screening will be followed by a Q&A on the films and the importance of virtual queer spaces.
Curated by Nat Lall. This short film programme will also be available to rent online from SQIFF’s Vimeo on Demand channel 2 to 10 October.
Tickets for most events are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. 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 English audio and screen with English language captions for access.
All SQIFF events will have BSL-English interpretation.
All SQIFF events will have live captioning. The films have audio description available.
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.
CCA is currently operating with increased requirements due to Coronavirus. Masks and hand-sanitising are required throughout the building, and queueing for events will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. We ask that people attending events take a lateral flow test before visiting CCA. For more information, please see Venue Guidance.
Part of SQIFF 2021