Like many events the BFI Flare film festival, a celebration of LGBTIQ+ film was cancelled. But BFI and the British Council have decided to share some of the festival digitally, bringing Flare to you. These five Films For Freedom, are available to watch for free on BFI Player. In addition to new titles, you can access some of BFI LGBTIQ+ content from around the globe some are free, but for some you may have to pay for by subscription or rental.
Here are the five new short films you can watch until 29th March:
When Pride Came To Town (2018), 18 mins
This documentary explores the clash between conservatism and sexual freedom in Norway, following Norwegian Bjørn-Tore as he returns to the rural village he grew up in for its very first Pride parade. Liberation comes from the most surprising of places.
After that Party (2019), 15 mins
Family drama follows son Leo, who is struggling to communicate with his father after seeing him kissing another man at a party.
Pxssy Palace (2019), 6 mins
Documentary about Pxssy Palace is a well-loved London club night and collective for QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour)
Something in the Closet (2019), 12 mins
Queer teenager fight with her sexuality in this surreal cheeky drama which takes the phrase ‘in the closet’ to new, more concrete levels.
134 (2019), 12 mins
Emotional Irish drama uses dance to tell its story of a couple rattled over their child’s gender identity.