About Us

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SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Since 2015, we have held an annual festival in Glasgow alongside providing year round events across various locations. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see and create inspiring and informative events alongside challenging inequality and barriers to accessing the arts.

SQIFF is not-for-profit. We receive project by project funding, which means we typically have around 4 months of funding to pay staff during the Festival period with the rest of the Festival work and year round admin done on a voluntary basis.

Our core team is currently made up of Festival Coordinator, Helen Wright, Technical Coordinator, Marc David Jacobs, Programmer, Samar Ziadat, Access & Engagement Coordinator, Alison Smith, PR Coordinator, Ruth Marsh, and finance volunteer, Robert Fox.

We employ more freelancers every year to help us deliver the Festival. Look out for opportunites on our News page.

We are grateful to our team of captioners who work with us to make our screenings accessible particularly to D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. Captioners we use who are available for freelance work include:

AB Silvera at absilvera.contact[at]gmail.com

Nicole O’Reilly at nicole.merril[at]gmail.com

Emilia Beatriz at emilia[at]collectivetext.org

We are an organisation by and for LGBTQIA+ communities in Scotland. We welcome feedback on our events and our approach. If you would like to make a comment, please email info[at]sqiff.org or you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.