Films about love, romance and friendship.
Dir-Scr Marco Berger | Argentina
A tentative friendship blossoms into a beautiful bromance in this erotically-charged yet disarmingly sweet-natured offering from BFI Flare favourite Marco Berger.
Read more about The Blond One
Dir-Scr Arantxa Echevarría | Spain
Forbidden love in a close-knit Roma community is explored in this authentic and touching feature debut from Arantxa Echevarría.
Read more about Carmen & Lola
Dir-Scr Darko Štante | Slovenia
A teenage tearaway is forced to face up to his actions and confront his burgeoning sexuality, in this provocative Slovenian coming-of-age tale.
Read more about Consequences
Dir-Scr Doug Spearman | USA
Peter is on a relationship quest but he’s ended up with a married man again, in this heart-warming drama set in Philadelphia.
Read more about From Zero to I Love You
Dir-Scr Marcelo Martinessi | Paraguay-Uruguay-Germany-Brazil-Norway-France
Introverted Chela discovers it’s never too late in life to begin something new in this exquisite exploration of the older lesbian experience.
Read more about The Heiresses
Dir-Scr José Celestino Campusano | Argentina
A history of abuse is uncovered in this provocative and challenging coming-of-age drama from Argentina.
Read more about Men of Hard Skin
Dir-Scr John Butler | USA-Ireland
From John Butler, director of Festival favourite Handsome Devil, comes the year’s most delightfully unexpected buddy movie.
Read more about Papi Chulo
Dir Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya-South Africa-France-Lebanon-Norway-Netherlands-Germany-USA
Youth belies passion as two young Kenyan women attempt a relationship, despite the illegality of their love.
Read more about Rafiki
Dir-Scr Tsivia Barkai | Israel
A 17-year-old girl’s sexual and political awakening causes fissures in the close relationship she has with her devoutly religious father.
Read more about Red Cow
Dir-Scr Majo Staffolani | Argentina
In downtown Buenos Aires, two people head into uncharted territory when an estate agent’s life takes an unexpected turn.
Read more about Roman
Dir Alex Moratto | Brazil
A teenage orphan is forced to grow up quickly in this captivating story of resilience in the face of hardship.
Read more about Socrates
Dir-Scr-Prod Thom Fitzgerald | Canada
Thom Fitzgerald (Beefcake, Cloudburst) returns to BFI Flare with his Canadian drama about a young bisexual woman facing up to her rural past.
Read more about Splinters
Dir-Scr Vicente Alves do Ó | Portugal
History rears its ugly head for a group of old friends in this sizzling psychological drama.
Read more about Sunburn
Dir Annabel Jankel | UK
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star as two very different women who fall in love in this 1950s-set romantic drama.
Read more about Tell it to the Bees
Dir-Scr Jamie Patterson | UK
A blossoming friendship between two drag performers born 60 years apart is the subject of this emotionally engaging comedy.
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Dir Laura Madalinski | USA
Bisexual Emily discovers the joys of polyamory in this charming romantic comedy from debut director Laura Madalinski.
Read more about Two in the Bush: A Love Story
Dir Jeremiah Zagar | USA
Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.
Read more about We the Animals
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned it in these emotional and captivating short films.
Read more about Calm Inside the Storm
Life is full of possibilities in this amazing array of short films that entertain and enchant every step of the way.
Read more about Dancing with a Stranger
No matter at what point in your life, coming out can be an intimidating, often overwhelming prospect. This selection of short films sensitively explores the pains and pleasures of accepting the person you truly are.
Read more about The Time Is Now
Life lessons and love lessons are hard to learn, as evinced in these powerful shorts.
Read more about What Makes a Man, a Man?
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