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SQIFF 2016 Trailer Commission

SQIFF 2016 Trailer Commission

SQIFF is back in 2016 with its second edition taking place 29th September to 2nd October in Glasgow! We are again offering a £500 commission for someone to make our Festival trailer and want you to send in your pitches. To be eligible you must…

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Notes on The Wedding Song

Notes on The Wedding Song

Helen from SQIFF writes about WWII drama The Wedding Song, part of our Queer Women in Love season. A slightly left-field choice for SQIFF’s Queer Women in Love season, The Wedding Song (2008) doesn’t depict a straightforward romance or sexual relationship between women. Rather writer and…

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Fingernails and Plaid Shirts

Fingernails and Plaid Shirts

Ciara Maguire previews SQIFF’s Queer Women in Love season. If, like me, you’ve been in a post-SQIFF comedown haze for the past month or so, you’ll be pretty pleased to hear about the Queer Women in Love season they have lined up this month. Throughout…

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SQIFF 2015 Award Winners

SQIFF 2015 Award Winners

The first ever SQIFF meant the first ever SQIFFies! SQIFF had four inaugural award winners: Best Trans Short (joint winners) – £300 audience award sponsored by the Scottish Transgender Alliance Black is Blue (2014) Writer and Director Cheryl Dunye Starring Kingston Farady God’s Mistake (2014)…

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Fabulous Femmes

Fabulous Femmes

Leanne Dawson previews our Fabulous Femmes event at SQIFF this weekend, which includes a screening of documentary FtF: Female to Femme plus a number of short films alongside an intro and discussion from Leanne and performance from feminist artiste Bird La Bird. The term ‘femme,’…

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Announcing Prize for Best Scottish Short

Announcing Prize for Best Scottish Short

We are very pleased that we will have a prize for Best Scottish Short at SQIFF 2015 sponsored by GMAC Film. The prize consists of £500 worth of equipment and room hire plus a Premium Membership for GMAC. We will also be revealing a very…

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Lock Up Your Mothers Competition

Lock Up Your Mothers Competition

On the evening of Saturday 26 September we’re putting on as part of our fest a filthy double bill of Pedro Almodovar’s early film What Have I Done to Deserve This? and John Waters’ Desperate Living. In celebration of these movies’ kick-ass and slightly depraved…

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Announcing the opening gala: Dyke Hard

Announcing the opening gala: Dyke Hard

We’re delighted to announce that the opening gala for SQIFF 2015 will be the UK premiere of Dyke Hard with the director in attendance. Stay tuned for our full programme announcement on 20 August. DYKE HARD CCA, 8.30pm, Thursday 24 September, (120 mins) N/C 12+…

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Make our SQIFF 2015 trailer!

Make our SQIFF 2015 trailer!

We are opening up the making of our Festival trailer as a £500 commission for the person or persons who come up with the best idea… The rules of engagement are: You must be based in Scotland. You can spend the £500 however you like….

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Vacancies: Festival Administrator and Press & Marketing Coordinator

Vacancies: Festival Administrator and Press & Marketing Coordinator

Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) will have its first edition 24th to 27th September this year in Glasgow. We have a couple of paid freelance posts for people to help us make the Festival happen:   Festival Administrator Part-time, freelance / Mon 29th June…

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