Our springtime celebration of queer cinema is back, at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player.

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Films and events

The best new LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the world at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player.

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Programme highlights

A Distant Place

A young Korean sheepherder raising his niece is visited by two people from his past in this intimate and sumptuously shot family drama.

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Boulevard! A Hollywood Story

Flare favourite Jeffrey Schwarz (Tab Hunter Confidential) once again uncovers the hidden queer history of Hollywood in this enthralling documentary.

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Framing Agnes

Trans lives vaulted by the medical establishment are re-imagined by an all-star cast including Zackary Drucker, Angelica Ross and Silas Howard.

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The Swimmer

When a young athlete falls for one of his competitors, he is faced with some big decisions, in this smart and sexy tale of forbidden love.

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This is Not Me

Two young men learn to navigate the Iranian courts in order to begin their transition.

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In From the Side

The lives of a London gay rugby team, both on and off the pitch, are explored in this assured feature which reveals the many different games that people play.

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Special Presentations

Opening and Closing Night Galas.

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Hearts

Films about love, romance and friendship.

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Bodies

Stories of sex, identity and transformation.

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Minds

Reflections on art, politics and community.

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Events

From panel discussions to epic DJ nights.

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Best of Fest

Another chance to catch some of the most popular films – tickets go on sale Thu 12:30 (BFI Members book early).

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BFI Flare on BFI Player

Watch festival films from around the UK.

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#FiveFilmsForFreedom

Sharing LGBTQIA+ stories with the world online.

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BFI Flare Education

Join us for education talks and events in person and online.

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Festival news

News

Full programme announced for 36th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

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News

Opening and closing night films announced for BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2022

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Sponsors and partners

With thanks to our generous sponsors, funders, partners, patrons, members and supporters for making it all possible.

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