Scottish Queer International Film Festival

The Scottish Queer International Film Festival is a celebration of queer cinema, hosting features, short film screenings, workshops, discussions and nights out.

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Mon 30 Sep

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Tue 1 Oct

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Wed 2 Oct

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Thu 3 Oct

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Fri 4 Oct

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Sat 5 Oct

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Sun 6 Oct

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Reviews & features

10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this December

30 Nov 2018

Including Six, SQIFF and Scottish Ballet's Cinderella

Six The hands-down grandstanding hit of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe takes over the Armadillo this Christmas with the story of Henry VIII's reign of terror told straight through the eyes of his six brides. Clad in funky Tudor garb, Catherines Howard, Parr…

Scottish Queer International Film Festival announces full 2018 programme

25 Oct 2018

SQIFF 2018 will include a focus on Queer East Asian and Arab cinema, a virtual reality project, and has a strong intention to represent marginalised voices

The full programme for the fourth annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival has just been announced, with a clear focus on Queer East Asian and Arab cinema, and an innovative exploration into Virtual Reality Projects to tell LGBTQ+ stories. The…

Scottish Queer International Film Festival reveals its first events for 2018

26 Sep 2018

Annual celebration of queer cinema returns with Scottish premieres and tips on how to take down mainstream cinema

The first batch of events at the fourth annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival has been revealed. This year's festival takes place Wednesday 5–Saturday 8 December across various venues in Glasgow, including the Centre for Contemporary Arts…

Festival City #10 | Bruce LaBruce and SQIFF

29 Sep 2017

We interview pioneering filmmaking Bruce LaBruce and discuss the Scottish Queer International Film Festival programme

Now onto its third edition, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival has found success fast, and managed to push a few buttons along the way. A great lineup of films catering to a broad spectrum of identities as well as a brilliant programme of…

10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this September

5 Sep 2017

Including SQIFF, Byres Road Book Festival and Take One Action!

As Autumn kick in, it brings with it a diverse selection of festivals, films, gigs, exhibitions and plays. We've picked some of our favourite events happening this month to help you plan ahead. Adam One of the big theatre hits at this year's…

Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2017 programme announced

17 Aug 2017

The annual celebration of queer film and media returns for its third year

Following two excellent and highly successful years, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival is back with its third programme, featuring 40 events at venues across Glasgow. The annual festival celebrates the best in queer film and media…

Preview: Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2016

2 Sep 2016

Madonna, alt porn, features, shorts, workshops and Freddy Kruger: coordinator Helen Wright shares some insight to the second coming of SQIFF

After a hugely successful inaugural event, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival is set for a sophomore splash later this month. The diverse programme promises everything from a great film lineup to artist Q&As, workshops for budding filmmakers…

Scottish Queer International Film Festival set to open this weekend

23 Sep 2015

We spoke to SQIFF programmer Helen Wright about the festival's accessibility and inclusivity

This September, Scotland’s first inclusive celebration of queer cinema launches in Glasgow, with a programme featuring more than 30 events over four days, including UK premieres, parties and workshops. The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (or…

Creative Scotland to fund inaugural Scottish Queer International Film Festival, dates announced

3 Jun 2015

SQIFF to hold four day fest across various Glasgow venues from 24–27 September

Following its creation in May 2014 and several one-off events, the first ever Scottish Queer International Film Festival has announced dates and venues after securing funding from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. The festival’s main venue is to…

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