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Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Opening Night Shorts

Wed 6 October 2021

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A person wearing lipstick in pink light, overlapping an image of a person with short hair and a suit in blue.


Our festival opens this year with the first of our 2021 Scottish Shorts programmes, including multiple works giving a taster of the many themes to expect from the festival.

Featuring a poetic film in British Sign Language (Affirmation #6), selections from queer Black artists from Fringe of Colour (Ixwa Blue, Space 2: We’ve Come A Long Way, black queer nature poem for khadijah (and all of us)), sweet musings on trans life in Glasgow (You can run), and lots more. We hope that there will be something for everyone in our multifaceted queer community on our opening night.

Curated by Nat Lall. We hope to welcome several of the filmmakers for a Q&A. All ticket holders are invited to join us for a drink at CCA after the screening.


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 and Portuguese audio and screen with English language captions for access.

All SQIFF events will have BSL-English interpretation.

All SQIFF events will have live captioning. This film has 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.

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Venue Guidance

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.

Event Collection

Part of SQIFF 2021 #




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6:30pm — 7:30pm




Tickets: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8


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Additional info:

Various directors, N/C 12+, English and Portuguese audio