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Pulling together the avant-garde at it’s most potent and prolific, Crossing the Line approaches new territories in artist moving image, celebrating new works at the forefront of artistic vision. We welcome our long-standing festival partner LUX Scotland to bring you a collection of Beatrice Gibson’s newest works as well as Thom Andersen’s The Thoughts That Once We Had, not forgetting the premiere of 2019 Margaret Tait award-winner Alberta Whittle’s between a whisper and a cry. Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival join GFF in presenting the incredible Erased___Ascent of the Invisible and Dark Light, a collection of work from Belgian artist Anouk De Clercq. Annik Leroy’s meditative Tremor - Es ist immer Kreig, winner of Best Feature at Frontiera Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, will also premiere at GFF this year, and Jodie Mack’s kinetic and kaleidoscopic The Grand Bizarre will send you into a hypnotic spin. 

Films in this Festival Strand

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26 February

Dark Light: The Films of Anouk De Clercq (N/C 12+)

Special screening event celebrating the dark short films of Anouk De Clercq. ​Director Anouk De Clercq will be in attendance at this screening.

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23 February

Erased____Ascent of the Invisible (N/C 15+)

A deeply insightful reflection on presence, absence and the photographic record.

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28 February

I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead (N/C 15+)

A collaboration of film and poetry around the 45th presidential inauguration.

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25 February

Margaret Tait Award: between a whisper and a cry (N/C 15+)

The recipient of the 2019/20 Margaret Tait Award will be announced at this screening.

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24 February

People and Places, Work by Margaret Tait and Joanna Margaret Paul presented by Lux Scotland (N/C 15+)

A selection of short films and poetry readings, followed by a discussion between Kate Davis, Peter Todd, Dr Sarah Neely and Nicole Yip.

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2 March

The Grand Bizarre (N/C 8+)

Jodie Mack's mesmerising travelogue filmed in over 12 countries.

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1 March

The Thoughts That Once We Had (N/C 15+)

​Curators Maria Palacios Cruz and Mark Webber​ will attend this screening.

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27 February

Tremor - Es ist immer Krieg (N/C 15+)

Winner of Best Feature Film at the IV Frontier.

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