SQIFF 2024 Festival: 08th-12th October

Busy party environment at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow with SQIFF projected onto the wall at the back on the photo.
Photo by Tiu Makkonen

SQIFF 2024 Festival: Submissions Now Open 💞✨

We are only open to short films (50 minutes and under). Films must have had people with lived experience of LGBTQIA+ or equivalent issues involved in the production. We will prioritise films made by people/communities with typically less access to film industries. For example Black and PoC, Deaf, Disabled, working class, and refugee and immigrant filmmakers.

Submission fees are on a Pay What You Can basis. Please choose the submission fee you are able to afford. If you are able to pay to submit your film, we very much appreciate this as it helps support the most marginalised and exploited queer communities to submit their films and attend our Festival. If you need to submit your film for free, that’s completely fine and we will treat your submission the same as everyone else’s.
The Pay What You Can price options for short films are £20, £15, £10, £5, £3, or free.

Submit Your Film through FilmFreeway 💖

Deadline: 14th April 2024 🎞️


All donations gratefully received. This will go to support SQIFF’s work.

SQIFF 2023 Funders and Partners


Screen Scotland and Film Hub Scotland Logo

Venue Partners

Centre for Contemporary Arts Logo
Bonjour Logo


LGBT Youth Scotland Logo
Scottish Trans logo
take one action logo
LGBT Unity Logo
Kendal Mountain Festival Logo
The Field Shelter logo
Queer Youth Arts Collective logo
Queer East logo
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