First events for SQIFF 2020 announced!

Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2020 will run online UK-wide from 5 to 18 October.

SQIFF 2020 will open on 5 October with an online Opening Night Watch Party for Blaise Singh’s major new feature documentary Pride & Protest, telling the stories of QTIPOC communities and activists in Britain today. The film will screen live via Zoom and director Blaise Singh will join for a live Q&A. Pride & Protest will also be available on SQIFF’s Vimeo on Demand channel between 5th and 18th October. Click here for more info and tickets for Pride & Protest.

On 11 October, SQIFF teams up with the National Theatre of Scotland for a special festival edition of their regular online LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club. This is an unmissable chance for all LGBTI+ Elders and their allies to dust off their dancing shoes and charge their glasses for a free afternoon of carefree and inclusive socialising. Click here for more info.

Our full programme will be announced in early September. All festival films will be available online via Vimeo on Demand for 2 weeks from 5 to 18 October. Viewers within the UK will be able to access films in the programme at any time during this period. Alongside film screenings, we’ll host a variety of online live events, including workshops, watch parties, discussions, and social events.

We are maintaining our commitment to accessibility. All films will screen with English language subtitles or captions. BSL and live captioning will be available for all events. Audio description will be available for select events. Further access information will be provided for every film and event.

Tickets for live events are either free or on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. Prices to view films are on a choose what you pay basis via Vimeo on Demand with a free option available to anyone who needs. SQIFF has a limited access fund to assist people based within Scotland who have no or limited internet access to attend the Festival. If you would like to apply for this, please contact [email protected].

SQIFF is funded by Screen Scotland with support from Film Hub Scotland. The LGBTI Elders Social Dance Club is a National Theatre of Scotland and All The Queens Men co-production, in partnership with Eden Court, Luminate, and in association with Glasgow City Council.

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