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SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century.

Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will be accompanied by discussions examining whether these films are a fair representation of the past, and asking what they may be able to contribute to an understanding of the future. Films include Bongo Erotico, a surreal nightmare of bisexual lust from 1950s’ Wishaw; groundbreaking documentary of Edinburgh queer life in the 80s, Coming Out; and Pratibha Parmar’s experimental 1990 short, Bhangra Jig, which follows a young Asian woman walking the streets of Glasgow with signs of colonialism ever-present.

Ages 12+. All screenings are in the English language with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access. A BSL interpreter will be available at the Glasgow event on 8th February. All venues have wheelchair access. Please get in touch via if you have any questions about access at any of the events.

Presented in partnership with Scottish Borders LGBT Equality. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

  • Date & time

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 14:00 to 16:00
  • Where

    • MacArts

      Bridge Street, Galashiels TD1 1SP

  • Age


  • Tickets

    A sliding scale of price up to £5. Please book tickets here.

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