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Films in Minds

Reflections on art, politics and community.

  • Big Gay Film Quiz Big Gay Film Quiz

    Put your love for queer cinema to the test - the biggest, gayest quiz of the year is back!

  • Fifty Years of Queer History Through the Moving Image and Beyond Fifty Years of Queer History Through the Moving Image and Beyond

    A chance to commemorate a key moment with this overview of queer history on the screen.

  • Free Cece Free Cece

    Laverne Cox leads this insightful documentary into the case of Cece McDonald, whose infamous case sparked protests around the world.

  • Jewel’s Catch One Jewel’s Catch One

    This is the story of how Jewel rose from humble origins to create one of the most inclusive, radical and star-studded LGBT discos in America.

  • Last Men Standing Last Men Standing

    Unheard voices from an epidemic: a moving documentary about the lives of 8 men in San Francisco who never expected to survive being diagnosed as HIV positive.

  • Out Run Out Run

    An eclectic team of wonderful political wannabes start the world's first LGBT political party in the Philippines, gathering popular support in the nail bars and hair shops of Manila.

  • Political Animals Political Animals

    A rousing documentary charting the unstoppable force of four lesbian legislators in California who've been fighting for LGBT rights and recognition for decades.

  • Pride? Pride?

    A warm and intelligent survey that examines the history of Pride, its radical off-shoots and what the future of queer organising will be.

  • The Queer Frontier: LGBT web series and beyond The Queer Frontier: LGBT web series and beyond

    Join BFI Flare programmer Emma Smart as she reveals the LGBT web series that you should be watching and the ones you probably shouldn’t. (But just might anyway!)

  • Re:Orientations Re:Orientations

    A double bill featuring: Orientations (1984), a pioneering take on fourteen queer Asians, and Re:Orientations (2016), a follow up film on what became of them.

  • The Slippers The Slippers

    What happened to Dorothy’s ruby slippers when she came back from Oz. An unmissable treat of a documentary.

  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    During the homophobic witch hunts of the 1980s, four young Latina lesbians are falsely convicted of child abuse and spend decades in jail.

  • Surprising Ancestors: Cinema’s Forgotten Queers Surprising Ancestors: Cinema’s Forgotten Queers

    Brian Robinson gives an illustrated lecture featuring a rare selection of queer goings-on from the silent era.

  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    A lesson in Inuit history as queer Nunavut residents reclaim their roots and look to the future with pride.

  • The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

    The much-loved author of ‘Tales of the City’ seen up-close and personal in this fascinating documentary about his life and works.

  • Waiting for B Waiting for B

    A crew of queer young Brazilian camp out two months in advance of Beyonce's big show. One for superfans of the beyhive.

  • Queering Love, Queering Hormones Queering Love, Queering Hormones

    Short films programme

    Join us for the premiere of these artists’ films which explore queer notions of love, affection, and community.

  • Shadow and Act Shadow and Act

    Short films programme

    Stylish shorts that compel you to know yourself, live freely and speak the truth to power.

  • The Permanent Perception The Permanent Perception

    Short films programme

    The queer experience, both real and imagined. A collection of experimental short films, showcasing the best in contemporary artists’ film and video.

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