BFI Flare on BFI Player
Watch festival films from around the UK with our virtual premiere programme.
This year’s Festival is more accessible than ever, with a selection of films available to watch wherever you are in the UK. Alongside screenings at BFI Southbank, we will be bringing you virtual premieres, exclusive filmmaker intros and free shorts to watch online at your leisure any time 16 to 27 March.
Just like for a cinema, you need to buy a ticket to watch a feature film on BFI Player. Tickets are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid missing out. You have 24 hours to finish watching a feature once you’ve started.
Boulevard! A Hollywood Story
Flare favourite Jeffrey Schwarz (Tab Hunter Confidential) once again uncovers the hidden queer history of Hollywood in this enthralling documentary.
Boy Culture: The Series
Q. Allan Brocka’s comedy Boy Culture had its world premiere at our Festival in 2006. This six-part sequel finds popular escort X adapting to a very different world.
Camila Comes Out Tonight
As a 17-year-old falls for her classmate, she finds herself fighting against the tyranny of their strict private school, in this beautiful Argentinian coming-of-age drama.
Charli XCX: Alone Together
Acclaimed pop star Charli XCX teams up with her legions of queer fans across the globe to create a new album, in this warmhearted DIY documentary.
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.
Trans lives vaulted by the medical establishment are re-imagined by an all-star cast including Zackary Drucker, Angelica Ross and Silas Howard.
While sparks fly with the possibilities of virtual romance, are Daniel and Sara really prepared for a relationship in the real world?
Six transgender women from different walks of life get to know each other at a rural Spanish retreat.
This is Not Me
Two young men learn to navigate the Iranian courts in order to begin their transition.
Walk With Me
The courage it takes to be true to yourself is beautifully explored in this romantic feature debut.
Short films are free to watch throughout the Festival.
An unexpected discovery forces a gay Libyan teen to question whether or not to flee his homeland.
A trans man wants a quiet life in rural Japan, but his non-binary partner craves a queer urban crowd.
Do This For Me
Masks that are worn and secrets that are hidden all come tumbling out during one emotional evening amongst friends.
The power of the past spans the divide between Nigeria and the UK in this beautiful tale of intersecting lives.
When a lover returns from a holiday in Amsterdam, his reunion with his boyfriend is a little strained.
A Syrian crane operator working in Beirut finds a moment of personal liberation in the most unlikely of places.