Queer Film Night is a volunteer led organisation. We organise screenings on the second Tuesday of every month at the Edinburgh Student Housing Coop. We started making our own films, a documentary and an animated selkie film. We also run video and photography workshops. Join us for the screenings, come learn new skills at the workshops and support us and our productions.

  • Zero Patience

    Zero Patience

    Next Queer Film Night is a Guilty Pleasure QFN !! A (terrible) musical? A delightful camp comedy? A militant film about AIDS? An iconic gay film? Zero Patience (John Greyson, 1993) is all of this, and more. John Greyson denounces the myth of a “patient zero” in the AIDS epidemics by having his character Zero…

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  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman (1996) is Cheryl Dunye’s documentary(?) about Fae Richards, a Black lesbian actress and Cheryl’s own life as she’s making the film. Mixing archives and 1990s video footage the films offers a glimpse at the Black lesbian scene in the 1930s and 1990s in Philly. The film playfully foregrounds issues of (queer) ancestry,…

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  • Queer Indigenous Shorts

    Queer Indigenous Shorts

    I’ve been talking about it for a while and it’s finally happening! Next Queer Film Night will be a special evening of queer Indigenous shorts . There will be shorts from North America, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Hawaii. Including the stunningly beautiful Kapaemahu directed by teacher, activist, and filmmaker Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kanaka/Native Hawaiian). This animated short…

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  • Drunktown’s Finest

    Drunktown’s Finest

    Hello beautiful people 🌻For our second Queer Film Night I’d like to share with you one of my most treasured queer indigenous films: Drunktown’s Finest (2014) by Sydney Freeland. You all know by now how (annoyingly) passionate I am about indigenous films, so being able to share a film which involves both indigenous and queer…

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  • Rebel Dykes

    Rebel Dykes

    And Queer Film Night got started with a documentary! Rebel Dykes (2021) directed by Harri Shanahan and Sian A. Williams fittingly pitched as “the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbians in the riotous London of the 1980”. A bold defence of the opening a lesbian…

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