Small but perfectly formed.
Ageing With(out) You
This programme features queer elders of various ethnicities and orientations experiencing the unique challenges – and blessings – of ageing, with or without a partner.
Chasing the Divine
Caribbean and Latinx diaspora filmmakers are united by the voice they give to those often left out of queer cinema.
It’s Not You, It’s Me
We’ve all been there. These exciting and varied shorts explore what it means to find a way forward in the inevitable struggles of love and life.
Keep It Together
Whether it be as friends, lovers, or something that’s not quite so easy to define, these shorts explore the power of connections and the ways we shape each other.
Music is the Food of Love
An eclectic group of shorts where music plays a significant role in gay lives.
I Need I Want I Will: UK shorts programme
These shorts offer a thrilling miscellany of experience and imagination.
One Night Only
A collection of stories where the night-time is key, altering the lives of characters by the morning.
Getting and finding sex and love are perennial gay themes. This selection has a few surprises as we explore sex, relationships and attraction.
Sea, Swallow Me
From beaches to swimming pools, through lakes and rivers, the relationship between queerness and water is explored in these shorts.
Don’t Take the System for an Answer
On this epic journey around the world, we meet those confronting oppression and control with bravery, humour and passion.
Gender diverse tales of nostalgia, androgyny and imagination, channelling classic cool and the Nouvelle Vague with a pinch of science-fiction.
In a Truthful Space
From gatekeeping to disability to mental health, these shorts look at access, autonomy and what it takes to live a happy life.
The Shadow Tells It Differently
Three takes on the documentary form offer an angle on the fraught history of Britain’s treatment of homosexuality.
BFI Flare on BFI Player
Watch a selection of free short films online throughout the festival from 15 to 26 March.Find out more
Five Films For Freedom
Five short films available for free online throughout BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, in partnership with the British Council.Find out more