Accessibility

At SQIFF 2019, we continue challenging barriers to LGBTQIA+ people with intersecting identities attending film events. Our Access & Engagement Coordinator, Alison, is available to contact with any queries and to discuss your needs. Get in touch with Alison via access@sqiff.org.

Access measures at SQIFF 2019 include:

All events are either free or tickets are sold on a sliding scale. Choose between free, £2, £4, £6, or £8. We don’t ask for any ID or proof of circumstances. We just ask that you are honest about what you can afford and for those who can pay more, please do so to support others being able to attend. Click here to find out more.

Click here to download a pdf of the SQIFF 2019 brochure.

Cick here to download a text-only Word document of the brochure.

A large print version of the brochure can be found at the CCA Box Office.

An audience travel fund is available for anyone who could not otherwise afford to come to events. This can be used towards public transport costs or taxis or equivalent where needed for access or safety reasons. If you would like to apply for this, contact access@sqiff.org.

All our venues have access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues. Most venues also have wheelchair accessible toilets. Click here for our main venue the CCA’s Accessibility Guide.

Assistance dogs are welcome in all venues.

All films have English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.

There is BSL interpretation for our Opening Night Shorts and for all extended introductions, Q&As, talks, and panel discussions taking place at our main venue the CCA Friday to Sunday during the Festival. Click here for a list of events with BSL interpretation. If you would like to go to any other event and require a BSL interpreter, please contact access@sqiff.org at least 2 weeks in advance.

Induction loops will be available at our main venue the CCA, Glasgow Film Theatre, and Glasgow Women’s Library.

There is audio description available for several screenings. Click here for a list of screenings with audio description.

Click here for a list of English language films.

Click here for notes on relative accessibility of all screenings for blind and partially sighted audiences.

Large print versions of all handouts are available.

Gender-neutral toilets are available at our main venue the CCA, Glasgow Women’s Library, The Art School, and Civic House.

We have several screenings around an hour or less in duration for those who cannot sit or concentrate for long periods of time. Click here for a list of events around an hour or less.

There is comfy seating (bean bags) available.

A Quiet Space will be available at our main venue the CCA. This will be on the top floor (accessible by two flights of stairs or a lift) in the Intermedia Gallery and open 12-10pm every day of the Festival.

Content notes are available to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

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 LGBTQIA+ communities. If you feel unsafe at any point, please feel free to speak to a member of staff.

Please contact info[at]sqiff.org if you have any questions or feedback about accessibility at our events.

SQIFF 2019 BSL trailer