SQIFF Film Shorts: Out of the Archives!


Friday 28 February 2020


18:30 – 20:00


Playhouse Cinema, Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA


£4.50 – £5.50 per ticket





As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) 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.


    • Bongo Erotico (1959, 9m)
    • Come Dancing (1970, 13m)
    • Coming Out (1983, 20m)
    • Bhangra Jig (1991, 4m)

Visit the SQIFF website for full programme details: www.sqiff.org

Ages 12+. All screenings are in the English language with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access. Eden Court has wheelchair access. Please get in touch via info@sqiff.org if you have any questions about access.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.