About Us

Submissions for our 2020 Festival will open via Film Freeway in November.

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. We also want to challenge inequalities and barriers to accessing the arts.

SQIFF is not-for-profit. We receive project by project funding. For the annual Festival this means we have funding to pay part-time freelance staff over several months during the Festival period. The rest of the Festival work and year round admin is currently done on a voluntary basis.

Our core team is 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 or sign up to our enewsletter on the bottom right below.

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 we would recommend for freelance captioning jobs 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.