From 16-26 March 2017, audiences in London enjoyed BFI Flare, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival. At the same time, you and people all over the world watched five films from the festival for free online. On Tuesday 21 March, we asked the world to watch a movie together. Over the course of one single day, people from all over the world showed that love is a human right by watching one of the films and sharing the hashtag #FiveFilms4Freedom.
From 1-16 November, audiences in various cities throughout the US enjoyed these films and panel discussions about LGBT issues. Screenings and discussions took place in Charlotte, NC, Washington, DC, Orlando FL, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
Learn more about the 2017 #FiveFilms4Freedom
The five short films selected for 2017 includes both drama and documentaries and tell stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experiences. They range from the tentative steps of first love, through an intimate portrait of an extraordinary family, to an exuberant picture of underground cultural expression.
||An almost wordless story of the flash of first love as a young girl waits for her train in Britain
|Where We Are Now
||An intimate documentary portrait of the relationship between a transgender parent and her bisexual daughter in Scotland.
||A boxer finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a new fighter at the club.
||Era, a young migrant from Guadeloupe living in Paris introduces his brother to leotards, heels and the ‘fierce’ attitude of the dance movement ‘voguing’.
||After chatting to a guy online, shy Jamie makes the bold step to meet up with him in person.