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BFI Flare

BFI Flare

London LGBT Film Festival

Our coverage 2022 here

Our coverage 2021 here

Our coverage 2020 here

Our coverage 2019 here

Our coverage 2018 here


 

Stories help us understand ourselves and others. In recent years we’ve found so many kinds of queer stories in film, television and video games. This year’s BFI Flare programme demonstrates just how rich and diverse LGBTQIA+ stories in film can be. For so long, our histories were largely hidden – invisible to many. It took generations of individual and communal bravery, ingenuity and struggle to make us visible. Throughout this exciting programme, you will find so many wonderful and previously untold stories; both imagined and those that explore our truths and personal histories – ones that shine a light on the champions who preceded us. And filmmakers have the power to help us remember them so vividly. We can’t wait for you to delve into the stories in Flare this year. Whether you find them at the BFI Southbank or on BFI Player, it’s our pleasure to welcome you to being part of our BFI Flare community.

Tricia Tuttle, BFI Festivals Director and Ben Roberts, BFI Chief Executive

From the BFI Flare programmers

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Well, someone should put a limit on that fondness, because our hearts are about to burst. It’s hard to believe it has been three years since Flare last took over BFI Southbank, filling its screens, bars and corridors with that unique, yet somehow indefinable, sense of queer magic. Since then, we have brought the Festival into your homes with Flare online – a new tradition that we are delighted to be continuing this year. But let’s be honest, nothing beats the feeling of being surrounded by your chosen LGBTQIA+ family, basking in the glow of great cinema. And now that we are finally back, we hope you’ll agree it’s with a bang. Over the 12 days of Queer Christmas we want to make you laugh, cry, think, scrutinise, question, debate and… well, give you all the feels. You deserve them. We’ve missed you!

Grace Barber-Plentie, Jay Bernard, Michael Blyth, Zorian Clayton, Brian Robinson, Emma Smart, Festival Programmers


 


2022 films... 

A

All Those Sensations in My Belly

And Then

Ants

B

Baba

beginning & the middle

Being BeBe

Beirut Dreams in Color

Benediction

Besties

Between Us

Bingo Queens

Birthday Boy

Blastogenesis X

Borekas

Boulevard! A Hollywood Story

Boy Culture: The Series

Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer

C

Camila Comes Out Tonight

Charli XCX: Alone Together

Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker

Coin Slot

Come

Coming Out With The Help Of A Time Machine

Cop Secret

D

Dakan

Dash

Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor

Death and Bowling

Death Race

A Distant Place

The Divide

Do This For Me

E

Egúngún

The End of Wonderland

Esther Newton Made Me Gay

Everyman

Everything at Once: Kink

F

F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K

Fanny: The Right to Rock

Fervor

FEVER

The First Fallen

Firsts

Fisherman

Flee

The Floating World

For Love

A Fox in the Night

Foxglove

Fragrance of the First Flower

Framing Agnes

Freed

Frozen Out

G

Gateways Grind

Girl Picture

The Glorious Ones

Great Freedom

H

His Eyes

How to Raise a Black Boy

Hundefreund

I

I Am the Tigress

I Want to Talk About Duras

In From the Side

Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music

It Is Not the Brazilian Homosexuals Who Are Perverse But the Situation in Which They Live In

It Runs in the Family

J

Jimmy in Saigon

K

Kabibi

King Richard

Know the Grass

L

The Law of Love

Little Sky

Long Live My Happy Head

Losing Joy

M

M(OTHER)HOOD

Madame Satã

Makassar is a City for Football Fans

Make Me A King

Manscaping

The Meaning of Daisey

Meet Me There

Minutes

Moneyboys

Muhafiz

My Almost First Time

N

Nasir

Nico

Noor & Layla

North by Current

The Novice

O

Ob Scene

Octopus

Odehimin

The Outlaws

P

Parallel Mothers

Passion

The Perfect David

Pink & Blue

The Piss Witch

Prayers for Sweet Waters

Private Desert

Private Photos

Prosopagnosia

Q

Queer Parivaar

Queer Rural Connections

R

ReFeel

Rosa

S

Saintmaking

Sediments

Shams

Silver and Gold

Sirens

Snuff

The Sound of Scars

Space Is Quite a Lot of Things

Still We Thrive

Stockholm

Stories keep me awake at night

Sublime

Successful Thawing of Mr. Moro

SUNDAY

The Swimmer

The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night

T

Taffeta

There is a Paradise

This Is Katharine

This is Not Me

Tomorrow Then

Too Rough

TRAMPS!

Trinity

The Tumbler

Two-Spirit

U

Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang

V

El Video

Virgin My Ass

W

Walk With Me

Warsha

Wet Sand

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here

Wildhood

The World to Come

Y

Yaha Waha