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SQIFF Queer Filmmakers Group

Sat 6 July 2024

Tickets no longer available
BSL interpretation

BSL interpretation

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Relaxed event

Busy CCA hallway with two people hugging in the middle of the shot.


Our July session has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Documentary Institute.

During this session, we will screen Big Moves, a short film directed by Glasgow based, queer working-class filmmaker Sarah Grant: “After a lifetime of being told that she, as a fat person, could not dance (and believing it), Glasgow filmmaker Sarah Grant was very surprised to learn when doing dance classes over zoom in the pandemic (with the camera off, of course), that this was a big fat lie.”

Screening time: 14 minutes

Big Moves was developed through SDI’s Bridging the Gap programme, which will be opening a call out for applications soon. Come along as we watch the film and then hold conversation space with Alexandra Colta, SDI’s head of Talent Development & Distribution.

SDI nurtures filmmakers and supports author-driven, compelling, thought-provoking documentaries for the big screen. One of their programmes, Bridging the Gap, offers development training, a cash budget, and one year of international festival distribution to emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. They also provide year-round tailored consultancies, workshops, masterclasses and so much more.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the processes in applying for support from SDI for any short documentary films you are hoping to develop and get more information about their catalogue of opportunities.

About the group

The SQIFF Queer Filmmakers Group is an initiative to bring local queer filmmakers together for monthly two-hour group sessions to network and support each other in the development of film projects.

The group is open for any level of filmmaking or film supporting arts (acting, prop making, music and sound design...) and we really encourage people just starting out in these mediums to come along.

Join a very friendly and supportive cohort of queer artists in Scotland making films! This session is delivered thanks to support from See Me Scotland, No Drama, Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance.


The film screened has closed captions.
BSL-English interpretation for the whole event.
Relaxed event.
Wheelchair Access.

We have an Audience Access Fund for travel costs. If you would like to take this up, please contact

FFP2 masks are available for this event. We ask that you wear a mask if possible and please don’t attend the event if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case.

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Event Type


Talks & Events


Creative Lab


4:00pm — 6:00pm




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BSL interpretation

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available