Part of Curious Festival 2022, Queer Shorts is a thought-provoking programme of short films by women and non-binary people of colour. The films selected for screening have been chosen by a community panel, and will be screened on a loop ahead of the ARC is Curious exhibition launch at 6.30pm, and cabaret at 7pm.

Drop in to ARC’s cinema between 12pm – 6.30pm to see:

My God, I’m Queer (30mins)
Matt Mahmood-Ogston

Can you be Muslim and gay? A bereaved fiancé goes on a deeply personal journey to prevent the tragedy from ever happening again.

Egúngún (15 mins)
Olive Nwosu

The power of the past spans the divide between Nigeria and the UK in this beautiful tale of intersecting lives.

Tiny and Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women (30 mins)
Greta Schiller

Profiling legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas, Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women weaves together rare jazz recordings, live performances, vintage photographs, and narrative poetry by Cheryl Clarke.

For Love (13 mins)
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor 

A couple battle for a future where they can find a home and freedom that is not determined by where they’re from.

Space 2: We’ve Come A Long Way (6 mins)
Gillian Katungi

Journey that explores the experience of Black women and non-binary Scots as they exist in Scotland.

Beyond ‘There’s always a black issue Dear’ (30 mins)
Claire Lawrie

Beyond ‘There’s always a black issue Dear’ explores and celebrates black LGBT identities, to demarcate the huge influence that Black LGBT culture has had upon Fashion, Fine art, Dance, Music and Language, much of which has been appropriated by the cultural mainstream.