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.

Join The Club

Roll up, roll up! This upbeat doc about marijuana’s queer route to legalisation is definitely one for the stoners.

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Calls from Moscow

Four Cuban exiles find themselves in Moscow one day before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes

This sumptuously made documentary celebrates the sensuous images of George Platt Lynes, renowned celebrity portraitist and creator of a secret archive of male nude photography.

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In this electrifying drama, executive-produced by Elliot Page, Riley begins to crumble under pressure when she and her girlfriend are selected for an elite cheerleading squad.

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Mr. Teds’ Big Fabulous Interactive Quiz

The notorious bearded drag artist brings his anarchy-fuelled brand of quizzing to BFI Flare.

Read more about Mr. Teds’ Big Fabulous Interactive Quiz

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero

Journey to the world of Montero in this exuberant documentary, which follows Lil Nas X as he embarks on his first live tour.

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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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Five Films For Freedom

Celebrating 10 years of global LGBTQIA+ stories online #FiveFilmsForFreedom.

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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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