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BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021

Don’t miss the 35th BFI Flare Film Festival featuring a FREE programme of the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world and virtual events from 17-28 March 2021.

17/03/2021 - 28/03/2021

Price - FREE.

Looking for the best contemporary queer cinema?


Celebrating sexual and gender diversity while watching great films from around the globe, get ready for BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Running from 17 – 28 March 2021, the 35th edition BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival offers a vibrant and precious space for debate, compassion, community and empowerment. In a world where many people fear and loathe difference, audiences and filmmakers at BFI Flare defiantly assert that love is a human right.

In the most accessible and inclusive version of the festival to UK-wide audiences yet, film fans will be given an opportunity to connect for a new BFI Flare experience, enjoying a digital offer of screenings and events across the 12 days of the festival.

This year, BFI Flare will deliver virtual festival premieres via BFI Player to UK audiences, in a dynamic and thought-provoking programme of the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world, alongside a programme of virtual events, all available for free.

The 2021 virtual edition includes its distinctive strands: Hearts, Bodies and Minds.

Plus, a selection of digital talks and events will complement the film programme and will include Screen Talks available for free on BFI YouTube and BFI Facebook as well as extended Q&As that will have a discursive element.

The full programme will be announced at a special digital programme launch which will be available for the public to view on 23 February 2021. Keep an eye on our site as we’ll update this page with all the details as soon as possible.

Can’t wait? Learn more about BFI Flare here.