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 to create inspiring and informative events alongside challenging inequality and barriers to accessing the arts. For more info on SQIFFʼs ethos, please see our Equalities Policy.

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 done largely on a voluntary basis. The Festival and our year round work is overseen by our committee, made up of members of Scotland’s LGBTQ+ communities. We are an organisation by and for those communities. If you have any ideas for events or requests for films, please get in touch.

We welcome any and all feedback on our events and our approach. If you would like to make a comment, please email info [@] sqiff.org or you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.


SQIFF 2015 opening night with the director and cast of  Swedish comedy Dyke Hard. Photo by Virginia De.