“SQIFF is back and even more trans than ever!”


The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is gearing up for its highly anticipated eighth annual celebration of LGBTQIA filmmaking talent, set to take place from 26-30 September at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. 

This year, SQIFF has some exciting additions in store, including a captivating commission of artwork by Glasgow-based artist Konstantinos Korakonero. 

“SQIFF feels like an incredible opportunity for queer filmmakers and audiences to be brought together, and something that is much needed and appreciated in Glasgow at the moment,” Konstantinos Korakonero said. “The artwork is inspired by that feeling of vibrant and explosive queer creativity that I’m excited to experience as an attendee this year.”

After a brief hiatus in 2022, SQIFF returns with renewed vigour, presenting a dynamic program that promises to resonate with both queer and film enthusiasts alike. The festival’s lineup will encompass a diverse array of offerings, such as short film showcases, feature films, thought-provoking art installations, an engaging craft fair, and a closing party.

Opening the festival on 26 September is the much-anticipated Scottish Shorts event, spotlighting the creativity and talent of local queer filmmakers. Throughout the five-day event, attendees can expect a rich blend of classic and contemporary queer films, underscoring the festival’s commitment to fostering emerging filmmaking voices.

Indigo Korres, Director of SQIFF said: “SQIFF is back and even more trans than ever! After an incredibly successful cross-Scotland tour in spring, we’re really excited to come back and put on our yearly film festival with a variety of queer events in Glasgow.” 

Tickets to all screenings are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale from free to £10. They go on sale on 8 September at noon at www.sqiff.org

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