Pay-What-You-Can Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can Tickets

Tickets for most events at SQIFF 2019 are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. You simply choose what to pay based on your circumstances. We ask that you be honest with yourself about your financial situation. This allows us to provide financial flexibility to those who most need it and make SQIFF affordable to more people alongside sustaining the Festival and supporting queer filmmakers. If you have any questions about what you should pay, please get in touch via or ask a member of staff on the day.

For CCA and GFT events, booking can also be done in person at each venue’s Box Office, via the CCA website – – or on the phone by calling 0141 352 4900; or via the GFT website – – or on the phone by calling 0141 332 6535.

If you work for a charity or community organisation and would like to bring a group along to an event, please contact to reserve free tickets.
What should I pay for my SQIFF tickets? Check out this handy guide!

Sliding Scale Tickets

FREE or £2

  • I am unable to meet my basic needs*; I am receiving ESA/JSA/UC, DLA/PIP, or working tax credits, am unemployed or on low income. I use foodbanks.
  • I have no or very limited expendable income** and walk because I can’t afford public transport.
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.
  • I don’t have holidays.

£4 or £6

  • I am employed but stress about meeting my basic needs, although I still achieve them.
  • I may have some debt but it does not stop me meeting my basic needs.
  • I can afford public transport and taxis. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.
  • I have access to financial savings or some expendable income. I shop new and second-hand.


  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs, have savings and an expendable income.
  • I may have some debt but it doesn’t stop me meeting basic needs.
  • I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property.
  • I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.


*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation. **EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.