Accessibility

Access measures for SQIFF 2017 are as follows:

All our venues have good access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues. Our main venue, the CCA, has three floors with a level access entrance situated on the corner of Sauchiehall Street and Scott Street – see venue website for detailed info on parking and dropping off. There is lift access to – and accessible toilets on – all three floors of the building.

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. Our schools screening and our Scottish shorts programme this year will have audio description available. Please see individual listings in the brochure for information.

The CCA, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Glasgow Film Theatre have hearing loop systems in their screening spaces. Staff can advise on the best seats for accessing these.

There is a large print version of this brochure available at the CCA box office. All SQIFF programmes and audience feedback forms also have large print versions available.

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

Gender-neutral toilets will be available at our main venue the CCA as well as Glasgow Women’s Library, The Art School, and Drygate.

Content notes are used in the brochure to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. These should be read in conjunction with film and event descriptions. Films not certified by the BBFC are marked N/C and accompanied by an age recommendation, e.g. N/C 15+ (suitable for ages 15 and older – no-one under 15 will be admitted). Events may also have specific age limits, e.g. ages 18+, due to their overall content.

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@sqiff.org 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 this year’s Festival.