The GLITCH Film Festival returns next month, bringing their unique programming focus on work either made by or about Queer/LGBTIQA+ people of colour to Glasgow for 10 days of exceptional international film and art. Opening with the Academy Award Winner Moonlight, the festival promises an exciting, challenging and inspiring programme with all events free to attend. Here are our top picks for the festival!

See the full programme here

TCHINDAS
Saturday 25th March | 17:00
CCA Theatre, Glasgow

Pablo García Pérez de Lara & Marc Serena | 94 mins | Cabo Verde | 2015
This documentary that plays like a feature captures life on the lovely island of São Vicente as the year revolves though the passionate creation of carnival. Tchindras (queers) play key roles in making this joyous fiesta happen and are held in love and respect in their community. A glimpse into a magical and little known part of queer life in Africa.

 

KIKI
Tuesday 28th March | 20:00
CCA Theatre, Glasgow

Sara Jordenö | 94mins | USA | 2016

KIKI follows members of the predominantly black contemporary ballroom scene in NYC. Whilst still teenagers themselves young people become house mothers and fathers, guiding all their group members not only to excel on the dance floor but to gain self love and become conscious community members.

 

MAJOR!
Wednesday 29th March | 20:00
CCA Cinema, Glasgow

Dir. Annalise Ophelian | 90mins | USA | 2016

MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – a feisty veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and founder of the TGI Justice Project (Trans, Genderqueer, Intersex). To many in her community she is simply “Mama”. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the LGBTIQA+ Rights movement.

 

OVARIAN PSYCHOS
Saturday 1st April | 13:00
CCA Theatre, Glasgow

Dirs. Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle | 72mins| USA | 2016

The Ova’s are a powerful group of women of colour based out of East LA. Straddling push-bikes they take to the streets en masse, wearing bandana face masks, to confront violence against women, poverty and racism.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring Xela Macias – Ovarian Psycos founder member, Camille Kumar – Young Women Services Manager (West London Rape Crisis) of Women and Girls Network, Mridul Wadhwa – Information and Education Officer at Shakti Women’s Aid & Training & Volunteer Co-ordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland and Dorett Jones – filmmaker and Development and Training Manager at Imkaan.  The panel will be chaired by Rosie Lewis, Assistant Director of TheANgelou Centre, Newcastle and chair of Digital Desperados.

 

All film copy taken from the GLITCH Film Festival website, with thanks.

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