Accessibility

At SQIFF 2018, we aim to continue challenging barriers to LGBTQ+ people with intersecting identities attending film events. All SQIFF 2018 festival events include details of captioned, British Sign Language and Audio Description screenings. Measures we will have in place for 2018 festival include:

SQIFF 2018 programme can be downloaded and we also have a Text only version of SQIFF 2018 Programme.

A small audience travel fund for people who otherwise could not afford to attend events. Please contact access [at] sqiff.org if you would like to apply for this.

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

icon_closedcaptionsAll films screened at SQIFF 2018 have English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.

icon_britishsighlanguageAll extended introductions, Q&As and panel discussions taking place at our main venue CCA have BSL interpretation available (also see individual listings).

BSL interpreters can be booked if you would like to attend a workshop or any event outside CCA. Please contact us at least 2 weeks before the event to arrange this.
Ticon_audiodescriptionwo of our screenings will be audio described. Headsets are available from the CCA box office.

 

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

 

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An induction loop is available at CCA, GFT and Scottish Youth Theatre and listed on individual events.

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

 

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

We will have comfy seating (bean bags) available for those who require them.

quiet space is available at CCA in the Creative Lab (Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December) during the festival and at The Space in The Beach on Sunday 9th December. The Space is also an alcohol free venue.

Content notes are used to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter. These should be read in conjunction with film and event descriptions. Click here for a list of content notes for every film. Please note this list is currently incomplete as a voluntary team is still watching all the films to check for content notes. We hope to have as full a list as possible available soon.

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 access [at] 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 our 2017 Festival.