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Dive In Cinema: Collaborative Online Festival

We're proud to have supported Dive In Cinema, a new online screening series programmed by Scottish independent exhibitors and film festivals, with Pitch Pot funding. This collaborative programme brought together 12 programmers and organisations from our membership, coordinated by Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF). 

Contributors include: Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Africa in Motion, LUX Scotland, Take One Action, Alchemy Film & Arts, Matchbox Cineclub, IberoDocs, Screen Argyll, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Central Scotland Documentary Festival, Dardishi and GSFF. 

The wide-ranging and diverse programme included the pioneering feminist essay-film Fatma 75, the first non-fiction film by a Tunisian woman; Cherien Dabis’ debut film Amreeka, exploring the experience of a Palestinian immigrant family in the United States; Eminent Monsters, Stephen Bennett’s documentary about western governments’ love affair with torture; By These Presents: First Nations Performance Shorts that speak on Indigenous identities and experiences; SQIFF Shorts: A is for Asexuality, a programme celebrating films by and about asexual people of colour, and more.

DIVE IN took place from Friday 10 July 2020 on Glasgow Short Film Festival’s new online screening hub and was free to access for anyone in the UK. Totalling 13 screenings, DIVE IN offers a mixture of features and short films across fiction, documentary and experimental work, as well as a few filmmaker conversations.

Each screening was programmed by one of the contributing exhibitors and available for 48 hours from its start time, with a new programme released at 10am every day.

The project aimed to raise donations for Scottish charities The Unity Centre and UbuntuWomen Shelter. The Unity Centre provides advice and support to asylum seekers and migrants in Scotland. Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity that provides emergency accommodation needs for women with no recourse to public funds. There will be a payment link to donate on the platform.

Screenings were captioned for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences by Matchbox Cineclub. 

Explore the programme here.

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