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Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

Fri 29 September 2017

A selection of shorts asking if - and challenging the notion that - we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on a roof in New York. One character states, “We are powerful, we are those bitches, we are confident, we are not the victim, bitch, we are the predator. It is our time, you live in our world. Either you respect it or you don’t.” Together we are bringing about change. You are not alone and you belong. Let’s find our queer future.

After the films, novelist Zoë Strachan - whose Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing, Out There, carved space for a new generation of queer voices - will be in conversation with filmmaker Asten Holmes-Elliott.

All films in this programme will be screening with English subtitles. SQIFF 2017 tickets are priced on a sliding scale; please choose what to pay based on your circumstances. We ask that you be honest with yourself and your financial situation; we will not ask for any proof of your income. For more info on SQIFF's sliding ticket scale click here.

This programme is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.