Our springtime celebration of queer cinema is back at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player – 13 to 24 March 2024.

Booking dates

Monday 19 February – priority booking opens for BFI Patrons
Tuesday 20 February – priority booking opens for BFI Members
Thursday 22 February – tickets on general sale
Thursday 7 March – extra tickets released for some screenings and events

Booking opens at 11.30am on each date.

About the festival

Find out our top tips for how to fest, all the info about tickets and booking and explore access at the festival.

Tickets still available

A few of the many highlights at this year’s festival.

State of the Art

Gender-fluid, transgender and non-binary artists draw on dance, filmmaking and literature in these tales of cathartic communication and exigent expression, contemplating art as a force to be reckoned with.

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Lady Like

The life of RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Lady Camden, is brought to the screen in Luke Willis’ riveting documentary.

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Code of Fear

Cameroonian filmmaker Appolain Siewe journeys back to his home country to investigate the roots of homophobia within the local psyche.

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Heavy Snow

Teenagers Suan and Seol form a connection on the sandy beaches of Gangneung – a place they continuously return to in order to find each other.

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Summer Solstice

This delightful debut feature sees a pair of recent college grads head for the hills on holiday, only to discover they’ve already drifted apart.

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BALDIGA – Unlocked Heart

The story of Germany’s enfant terrible of photography, who documented his riotous life and tragic death with diaries, archives and extensive interviews to illuminate the AIDS crisis in 1980s Berlin.

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Explore the programme

All films and events

Browse our entire programme of films and events.

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Films about love, romance and friendship.

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Stories of sex, identity and transformation.

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Reflections on art, politics and community.

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Filmmaker talks, panel discussions, DJ nights and much more.

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Films small in running time but big in impact.

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BFI Membership

Become a BFI Member from £39 to enjoy priority festival booking as well as other great benefits all year round.

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25 & Under

Get a free BFI 25 & Under account to get your hands on £5 tickets for BFI Flare 2024.

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Festival news


Elliot Page Screen Talk and Special Presentation of Dominic Savage’s Close to You announced for BFI Flare

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Opening and closing night films announced for BFI Flare LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2024

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Sponsors and partners

To our wonderful sponsors, supporters, funders, partners, Auteurs Circle, Patrons, Members and volunteers for making it all possible.

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