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Maria Stoian on creating the SQIFF 2021 Artwork

Maria Stoian on creating the SQIFF 2021 Artwork

Maria Stoian, the designer of this year’s SQIFF artwork, tells us more about her illustration practice and the process behind this year’s design.  Tell us a bit about your illustration practice and your work to date. My illustration practice is a mix, with a focus…

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Jamie Rea on BSL filmmaking and the value of film as a medium

Jamie Rea on BSL filmmaking and the value of film as a medium

One of SQIFF’s new Curators, Jamie Rea, talks to us about the growth of the LGBTQIA+ community, his BSL film programme and the value of film as an expressive medium. This video includes BSL, captions and audio description. A text version can be found below. Could you describe yourself…

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Freelance Access Support Workers

Freelance Access Support Workers

We’re looking to hire two freelance Access Support Workers for this year’s Festival to help audiences with general mobility and access throughout the festival and events. The role may include things like helping people to get to their seats, go through the ticketing process, opening…

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Nat Lall on Queer Sci-Fi and returning to live events

Nat Lall on Queer Sci-Fi and returning to live events

One of SQIFF’s new Curators, Nat Lall, talks to us about Queer SciFi, the potentials of live Q&As, and SQIFF’s intersectional approach.  This video includes captions and audio description. A text version can be found below. Could you introduce yourself and your role at SQIFF? …

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Indigo Korres on Queer representation and highlights of the SQIFF 2021 programme

Indigo Korres on Queer representation and highlights of the SQIFF 2021 programme

SQIFF’s new Programme Coordinator, Indigo Korres, talks to us about the importance of varied representation in Queer film, highlights of this year’s programme, and excitement for returning to in-person events.  This video includes captions and audio description. A text version can be found below. Can…

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SQIFF 2021 – Opening Night Programme Announced!

SQIFF 2021 – Opening Night Programme Announced!

The seventh annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday 6 October with a night of new short films from some of Scotland’s finest LGBTQIA+ filmmaking talent. Featuring a poetic film in British Sign Language (Affirmation #6), selections from queer Black artists…

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SQIFF 2021 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2021 Artwork Commission

SQIFF 2021 takes place 6th to 10th October in Glasgow and we are offering a £1000 commission for someone to create the artwork to appear on our print marketing materials and merchandise this year. To be eligible you must be based in Scotland and have…

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Queer Film Programming Workshops with Sanctuary Queer Arts

Queer Film Programming Workshops with Sanctuary Queer Arts

SQIFF is collaborating with Sanctuary Queer Arts to offer 2 online workshops for LGBTQIA+ people, aged 18+, to learn about film programming. Participants will work together to watch a selection of queer short films and make decisions about a final shorts programme, which will be…

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SQIFF 2021 Freelance roles

SQIFF 2021 Freelance roles

We are looking for a freelance Producer and freelance Programme Coordinator for SQIFF 2021. To apply, please send an email to info[at]sqiff.org. Let us know the role you’re interested in and what you would like to bring to it. If you have an up-to-date CV,…

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America online for LGBT History Month

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America online for LGBT History Month

SQIFF is pleased to be making documentary Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America available online for the rest of February for LGBT History Month 2021. Unsettled is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from…

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