At SQIFF 2018, we aimed to continue challenging barriers to LGBTQ+ people with intersecting identities attending film events. Measures we had in place for 2018 Festival included:

The SQIFF 2018 brochure could be downloaded and we also had a text only version of the brochure.

An audience travel fund was available for people who otherwise could not afford to attend events.

All our venues had good access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues including wheelchair accessible toilets. Assistance Dogs were welcome in all venues.

All films screened at SQIFF 2018 had English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. Captioners SQIFF employs who are available for freelance work include:

AB Silvera at[at]

Nicole O’Reilly at nicole.merril[at]

All extended introductions, Q&As, and panel discussions taking place at our main venue the CCA had BSL interpretation available. There was the option to book BSL interpretation for any other event as needed.

Two of our screenings were audio described.

All venues had large print versions of hand-outs available.

Induction loops were available at CCA, GFT, and Scottish Youth Theatre.

Gender-neutral toilets were available at CCA, The Art School, Kinning Park, and The Space.

We had some screenings around an hour or less in duration for those who cannot sit or concentrate for long periods of time.

We had comfy seating (bean bags) available for those who require this.

quiet space was available at CCA and at The Space. The Space is also an alcohol free venue.

Content notes were used to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. Click here for a list of content notes for SQIFF 2018.

We aim to create a generally safe and inclusive environment at our events and ask people to respect each other and be sensitive to the diversity of identities which exist within LGBTI+ and queer communities. If you feel unsafe at any point, please feel free to speak to a member of staff.

Please contact info[at] if you have any questions about the content of films or events or about accessibility at the Festival. We are continually working to improve our access measures and welcome any feedback.

SQIFF 2018 BSL trailer

Our BSL trailer was created this year by Turtlear, a Glasgow-based company supporting the Deaf community to have greater access to the arts. Click here for more details about Turtlear.