- Access at the festival
Access at the festival
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BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival is for everyone. We’re committed to ensuring it is as inclusive and accessible as possible. We offer a number of accessible screenings and events, and will make reasonable efforts to meet any additional requirements within available resources.
Accessible screenings / events in person
Cinema screenings for customers who are D/deaf or people experiencing hearing loss:
Cinema screenings for customers who are blind or partially-sighted:
Accessible screenings online on BFI Player
English-language features and shorts on BFI Player will be made accessible with:
- Closed caption subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or people experiencing hearing loss
- Audio description for customers who are blind or partially-sighted
All pre-recorded introductions will have subtitles.
CC – BFI Player
Films on BFI Player with closed captions for customers who are D/deaf or people experiencing hearing loss.
AD – BFI Player
Films on BFI Player with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted.
For access details of short films on BFI Player please see individual shorts programmes for details.
For more information contact the Box Office.
To book access tickets or ask any questions about access, please contact our dedicated Box Office number on 020 7960 2102 (lines open 11:30 to 20:30 daily) or email email@example.com. We welcome calls using text relay services.
Access tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to BFI Membership priority booking periods.
You might also be interested in our subtitled screenings – these screenings include films with English subtitles throughout, films with partial English subtitles, and films with no dialogue.
We welcome CEA Cardholders. The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association. It enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to accompany them when they visit a participating cinema.
BFI Southbank has wheelchair and step-free access. For more information contact the Box Office or visit the BFI Southbank access page.
Content and trigger warnings
Please see individual programme pages for information about content and trigger warnings.
A safe space
The festival is a place for everyone. If you are feeling uncomfortable, overwhelmed or just in need of a quiet moment, please ask one of the Front of House staff and they’ll be happy to help you.
We welcome your feedback.