No Words is a short film made by young people in the Scottish Borders to explore and articulate the pluralities of queer existence. Produced as part of Outwith, Alchemy’s year-long programme of filmmaking workshops, skills development and creative collaboration and mentorship, No Words was presented in Hawick in July 2022 as part of a double-bill with The Making of Pinocchio (2021), Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill‘s autobiographical exploration of Ivor’s gender transition.

The screening was followed by a Q&A and live podcast recording with the makers of both No Words and The Making of Pinocchio, as part of TLC (aka Tender Loving Care for Trans-Led / Trans-Loved Cinema).

The podcast can be listened to here.

TLC (aka Tender Loving Care for Trans-Led / Trans-Loved Cinema) is a holding space for trans curators, writers and thinkers within cinema exhibition. An opportunity for the trans community and cis allies to celebrate, learn and share.

TLC is part of Inclusive Cinema, a UK-wide project developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) designed to support screen exhibitors.