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 year round voluntary team is currently made up of Helen Wright, Marc David Jacobs, Alison Smith, Ruth Marsh, and Robert Fox.

We hire freelancers every year to help us deliver the Festival. Look out for opportunites on our News page or sign up to our enewsletter on the bottom right below.

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