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Scottish Queer International Film Festival

SQIFF 2023 Opening Night Scottish Shorts

Tue 26 September 2023

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Two characters glance at each other shyly,  bordered by twinkling fairy lights.

kitchen sink fantasy

Starting the festival, as always, we have ’Scottish Shorts’. The screening exclusively contains short films by artists based in Scotland and highlights exquisite talent on our home turf.

The very first film stars SQIFF’s own Jamie Rea. Jamie co-curated our 2021 festival and now treats us to a touching lead performance in The Singer. Later, we have Selkie, which brings Scottish mythology and folk song to queer cinema. And, we have Pixie that follows the local party girl as she shares her experience of coming out, transitioning and go-go dancing.

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.

Content Warnings:
- Discussion of sex, mental health, suicide, death, porn, bullying, alcohol abuse;
- Depiction of power abuse, nudity, alcohol use, drug use, physical violence, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and vomit.

Access Notes:
- Slight use of slow strobbing light

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 English audio and British Sign Language 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.




Event Type





7:00pm — 9:00pm




Tickets: Free, £2, £4, £6, £8, £10

Booking fee: 10%


SDH captioning

BSL interpretation

Audio description available

Live captioning

Book tickets

Additional info:

Various directors, N/C 18+, British Sign Language, and English audio