About Us

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. 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. We also want to challenge inequalities and barriers to accessing the arts.

SQIFF is not-for-profit. We receive project by project funding. For the annual Festival this means we have funding to pay mostly part-time freelancers over several months during the Festival period. The rest of the Festival work and year round admin is currently done on a voluntary basis.

Our team is currently in a transition being coordinated by long-term members Alison Smith and Marc David Jacobs. Please contact info@sqiff.org for any enquiries.

We are grateful to our team of captioners who work with us to make our screenings accessible particularly to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Captioners who we would recommend for freelance jobs include:

A.B. Silvera at absilvera.contact[at]gmail.com

Nicole O’Reilly at nicole.merril[at]gmail.com

Emilia Beatriz at emilia[at]collectivetext.org