You can now stream five short LGBT movies from BFI Flare 2020: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The selection of short movies, dubbed Five Films For Freedom, is available online for free until March 29.

It includes titles such as When Pride Came To Town, which narrates the story of a 52-year old Norwegian BjΓΈrn-Tore. After having fled to a big city to escape homophobia in his rural hometown, he is now coming back to experience the village’s first gay pride.

Another short called Something in the Closet shows the struggle of a queer teenager.


Five short films available for free online throughout BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, in partnership with the British Council.

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β€œBFI Flare is a very special and long-standing festival with a loyal and dedicated following. When the decision was made to cancel the live event, the team knew that they wanted to share some elements of BFI Flare digitally. This way, we can celebrate the spirit of BFI Flare and the incredible range of LGBTIQ+ stories and talented filmmakers,” said Tricia Tuttle, the Director of Festivals at BFI. β€œWe are bringing some of the Flare sparkle online and into viewers’ living room,” she added.

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