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The Scottish Queer International Film Festival returned in 2019 with a strong feature line-up and the usual collection of cutting edge shorts. This time around it included a special focus on religion.

Every effort was made to make screenings as accessible as possible.

The festival ran from 2 to 6 October.

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Crypsis
Crypsis
A gay asylum seeker finds his past trauma triggered as he tries to provide evidence of his sexuality to the home office.
Lemebel
Lemebel
A multi-layered portrait of one of South America’s most important and most provocative artists, a tireless fighter in dictatorial Chile and an uncomfortable gay activist who spoke out – right up to the end of his life.
Vision Portraits
Vision Portraits
A black, gay filmmaker who is losing his sight explores the lives and work of other visually impaired artists in this documentary.
Evil Come, Evil Go
Evil Come, Evil Go
A religious fanatic murders people who are engaging in sex and enjoying it.
Transfinite
Transfinite
An anthology film in which supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
From Zero To I Love You
From Zero To I Love You
When Peter bumps into handsome businessman Jack in a gay bar, they begin a passionate relationship, in spite of Jack being married. Peter keeps ending up with married men and realises that if his life is ever going to get better, something needs to change.
A Girl's Band
A Girl's Band
A former bassist chronicles the stories of female musicians in Argentina, their music and their activism.
Moroni For President
Moroni For President
Moroni Benally is running for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American nation in the US. Young, gay, Mormon and highly educated, he sets out to confront the political establishment in a homecoming that challenges what he imagined home, and himself, to be.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
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