Content Notes

Below is a list of films from the 2017 programme with trigger warnings/ content information about potentially distressing and/or sexual subject matter.

We have covered subjects referred to, depicted and documented.

We have tried to keep the information relatively non-specific but at times plot spoilers are unavoidable.

We appreciate that the triggers of PTDS and other forms of emotional distress are varied and specific to the individual so unavoidably we will not have covered all potential triggers. If people have specific questions about specific films they are welcome to contact us on glitch (at)

The list will also be available on printed handouts at the welcome desk during GLITCH. Triggers will not be listed in the programme brochure or referred to before screenings. This way we hope to best balance the needs and concerns of all our audience members.

Some films still need further updating with this information. These are marked TBU. Please refer back to these nearer the festival.


Moonlight – depiction of homophobia, drug addiction, family tensions, TBU

Persistence of Memory Shorts Programme – reference to emotional loss & ending of romantic relationships, dislocation, family tensions, depression

Jason and Shirley – reference to poverty, depiction of bullying behaviour, poverty, drug taking and racism

Weekends – reference to large-scale ferry accident, poverty, bereavement, homophobia, family tensions,

Hankycode – scenes of a sexual nature, depiction of explicit sex, BDSM sex

Portrait of Jason – reference to racism, homophobia, violence, poverty, sex documentation of emotional distress, drug taking, interpersonal tensions, bullying

Enactone – depiction of light BDSM, brief display of still images of lynching murders and enslavement of black people in the US

I Can See Clearly Now Shorts Programme – reference to transphobia, depiction of transphobia

Daniel Baker talk – reference to racism TBU

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things – reference to colonial violence, homophobia, family tensions,

Miss Bulalacao – depiction of homophobia and non-graphic homophobic violence, brief scene of domestic violence, poverty leading to denial of adequate healthcare

Check It – reference to violence, homophobia, family break up, drug taking, documentation of homelessness, poverty, group fighting, arguments, boxing matches

Big Father, Little father and Other Stories – depiction of poverty, drug taking, rape/ violent ambigously consensual sex that is depicted in an at best ambiguous, at worst offensive way

Poshida – reference to homophobia, transphobia, homophobic and transphobic physical violence, colonial violence, documentation of transphobic verbal abuse, documentation of poverty,

Conflict Is Not Abuse – reference to racism, homophobia, transphobia, homophobic and transphobic violence and murder, poverty, documentation of performance street art that plays with racist and homophobic iconography,

Intimate Growth Shorts Programme – scenes of a sexual nature, reference to transphobia, depiction of poverty and homelessness

Tropical Malady – depiction of supernatural forces TBU

Cemetery of Splendour – depiction of supernatural forces TBU

Southwest of Salem – reference to emotional distress and suicidal thoughts documentation of false imprisonment, homophobia and racism, family tensions

Kiki – references to family tensions, homelessness, poverty, violence, state violence, police brutality, racism, transphobia, homophobia, prejudice against genderqueer persons,

A Place of Decorum – reference to homophobic violence

You’ll Never Be Alone – scenes of sexual nature, reference to homophobic violence, depiction of homophobic insults, (graphic) homophobic violence, poverty, workplace tensions

The Same Difference + Shorts – reference to bi-phobia, family tensions, violence, bereavement, racism, homophobia, documentation of bi-phobia, rigidity around sexual identities

Major! – reference to transphobia, prejudice against genderqueer people, state violence, homophobia, rape, sexual assault, violence, racism, torture,

Turning the Gaze Shorts Programme – partial nudity, scenes of a sexual nature references to homophobia, war, depiction of homophobic insults, depiction of (non-graphic) violent assault, white racist skin head social circles, homelessness

Sex, Spirit and Strength – references to homophobia, transphobia, family tensions, drug taking, sexually transmitted diseases, violence, colonial violence,

Mommy Is Coming – scenes of a sexual nature, depiction of explicit sex, BDSM sex including enacted kidnap scene, humourous enactment of socially taboo sex

The Younger – scenes of a sexual nature, reference to homophobia, depiction of rape, poverty, individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, lack of personal safety in the workplace

M.Lamar in Concert – reference to slavery, colonial violence

I Am Not Your Negro – reference to slavery, colonial violence, state violence, racism, homophobia, sexism, documentation of police brutality and racist violence TBU

Ovarian Psycos – reference to violence, sexual abuse, sexism, rape, murder, family tensions

Handmaiden – depiction of sexually explicit scenes, family tensions, sexism, TBU

Watermelon Woman – references to racism, homophobia, sexism, depiction of tensions in and prejudices around interracial relationships

Me, My Mom & Sharmila – reference to bereavement, family tensions, racism,homophobia

El Canto Des Colibri – reference to family tensions, homophobia, transphobia, racism

Queer Bollywood Talk – reference to family tensions, homophobia, transphobia, racism

Strange Love – scenes of a sexual nature, reference to murder, sexism, transphobia, depiction of transphobia, sexism TBU

Cruising Shorts Programme – partial nudity, reference to homophobia, HIV testing