SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) presents an inclusive selection of LGBTQ+ short films from their 2018 Festival Opening Night.
Headlining the programme is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer, trans, and intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation of legacies, and celebrating complexity, multiplicity, myths, gossip, and legends. Also featuring a lesbian sports star coming out, being gay in the Maldives, queer working class vulnerability, and more...
Round One (4m)
Dir. Ella Sowinska, Country: Australia, Year: 2017
Round One creates a portrait of Nicola Stevens, who played in the first professional Australian Football League women’s game in 2017.
There You Are (15m)
Dir. Lisa Donato, Country: USA, Year: 2018
A trans woman must dress like a boy to say goodbye to her dying grandmother.
Blooming Night (9m)
Dir. Bell Zhong, Country: China, Year: 2017
Mesmerised by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows their owner into a club, where he discovers a forbidden community that he has never experienced before.
Medulla Oblongata (8m)
Dir. Roberto Nascimento, Country: New Zealand, Year: 2017
Abraham Naim aka drag queen Medulla Oblongata relates their story of escaping persecution for being gay in the Maldives and finding acceptance and community.
Crashing Waves (4m)
Dir. Emma Gilbertson, Country: UK, Year: 2018
Two young working-class men explore the intimacy and vulnerability of relationships in a combative dance against the backdrop of an inner city estate, risking all under the scrutiny of a tight-knit community.
Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo (14m)
Dir. Akira Kamiki, Country: Brazil, Year: 2018
On a dreamy Sunday, two photographers walk around São Paulo trying to connect with the city, and slowly fall in love with each other.
Dir: Campbell X, Country: UK, Year: 2018
VISIBLE shreds misconceptions that LGBTQ+ people of colour have no history. Weaving together the tales of inspirational ancestors, contemporary artists, political activists, and community leaders, VISIBLE challenges mainstream perception and the sanitisation of LGBTQ+ legacies.
Presented in partnership with Grampian Pride. Supported by Film Hub Scotland. £5/£4 tickets, comfy seats, bar service throughout, 18+ only
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