Creative Scotland to fund inaugural Scottish Queer International Film Festival, dates announced
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 be the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, but will also host screenings and events in other venues across the city from 24–27 September.
Dedicated to queer cinema from around the world, the four day festival of films, talks and workshops has also taken the unique step of making all events free for people who are unemployed and for refugees and asylum seekers.
‘We are very pleased to have the support of Creative Scotland in putting on the first edition of SQIFF,’ said SQIFF committee member, Helen Wright. ‘This will translate into giving LGBTIQ audiences and communities in Scotland a chance to experience a wider range of film culture they can relate to and will provide a strong foundation for us going forward.’
SQIFF is taking submissions from filmmakers; the closing date for consideration is Fri 12 Jun. At the end of the festival, a series of awards will be presented including the Audience Award for Best Feminist Short Film, with a prize of £300.
The full SQIFF programme will be announced in July.
SQIFF runs 24–27 Sep 2015.