About Us

An image of Autojektor screening a film with an 8mm projector. Film can be seen at the top right corner of the image.
Cameraless Filmmaking Workshop with Autojektor (photo by Tiu Makkonen)

SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Since 2015, we have held an annual Festival in Glasgow alongside providing year round events across various locations. SQIFF aims to build community through queer films. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see and create inspiring and informative events across Scotland.

Moreover, we want to support marginalised groups within the LGBTQ+ community by providing a networking system for queer filmmakers, as well as filmmaking workshops for audiences wanting to start on the medium. We want to challenge inequalities and barriers to accessing the arts.

SQIFF is not-for-profit. We receive project by project funding. This means we have funding to pay mostly part-time freelancers over several months during the Festival, SQIFF on Tour, and any other projects’ period. The rest of SQIFF’s work and year round admin is currently done on a voluntary basis.

SQIFF is a BAFTA Qualifying Festival! The BAFTA Qualifying Festivals List exists to identify qualifying entries for the British Short Film category in the annual EE BAFTA Film Awards. We share with BAFTA the titles of all British shorts programmed as part of our annual festival. Once Shorts entries for the BAFTA Film Awards open annually, we contact the filmmakers of our programmed British shorts to notify them that they may be eligible to submit to BAFTA.

Our team is currently coordinated by our Director Indigo Korres and Producer Ali Wilson. Please contact [email protected] for any enquiries.

If you like the work we do and would like to support us, please consider donating to SQIFF in the link below or signing up to one of our Patreon tiers:


SQIFF has many policies in place to ensure the care and wellbeing of all its audiences, staff, participants, and volunteers. We review these regularly and we welcome any comments and suggestions that can help us to develop any of our policies. Please email [email protected] if you have any comments or suggestions. All of our policies are listed below:

Anti-Racism Policy

Care and Wellbeing Policy

Code of Conduct

Environmental and Sustainability Policy

Equalities Policy

Ethical Partnerships & Sponsorship Policy

Fair Work Policy

Financial and Reserves Policy

GDPR, Data Management and Privacy Policy

HR & Recruitment Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Safer Spaces Policy

Social Media Policy

Trans, Non-Binary and/or Gender Diverse People Statement

Volunteer Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

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