We're delighted to welcome students age 15+ and their teachers to join us for free BFI Flare for Schools’ events with learning resources, or to attend a screening with school group discounts in BFI Flare's public programme.

Our programme offers industry insight, inspiration and powerful, thought-provoking films exploring identity, gender, sexuality, diversity and human rights as well as the social and media networks which can structure debate. Learning resources focus on links to Film and Media Studies, English, RSE and PHSE.

When and where?

BFI Flare for Schools’ events are at BFI Southbank Friday 18, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March and online Friday 25 March.

Please see online booking forms on each event page.


The turbulent life of gay First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon is explored in Terence Davies’ moving portrait of Sassoon’s search for peace and acceptance.

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Charli XCX: Alone Together + discussion

DIY documentary following Charli XCX as she co-creates a new album online with her global ‘Angels’ fanbase, many from the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Short Film Friday BFI Flare Special: Baba

Short film production A-Z with the writers and directors.

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This is Not Me + discussion

Shervin and Samar, two young trans men in Iran, balance family, friends, official bureaucracy and their own feelings in their journey towards transition.

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