The access measures for SQIFF 2017 – which we aim to replicate for all events – were as follows:

All our venues have good access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues.

We screen all films with English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

Select events have BSL interpretation or audio description available. Many of our venues also have hearing loop systems in their screening spaces.

There are large print versions of hand-outs available.

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

Gender-neutral toilets are available.

Content notes are used to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. These should be read in conjunction with film and event descriptions.

We aim to create a generally safe and inclusive environment 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 2017 Festival Preview (BSL)

Deaf Action staff member, stand-up comedian, and SQIFF committee member Leah Kalaitzi previews our 2017 Festival.