BFI Flare announces its most accessible and inclusive version yet

BFI Flare announces its most accessible and inclusive version yet

The 35th edition of the London LGBTIQ+ film festival goes online in March

The 35th edition of the London LGBTIQ+ film festival goes online in March

Taking place from Wed 17 to Sun 28 Mar 2021, BFI Flare, the largest LGBTIQ+ film event in the UK, will move online this year, making it accessible to more people than ever. With around 25 features available via BFI Player to audiences across the UK, the festival will showcase the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema the world has to offer, while delivering a free programme of virtual events.

BFI Flare promises a dynamic and thought-provoking film selection, which includes close to 35 shorts from around the globe, available to watch for free throughout the festival. There will be exclusive Q&As and intros with filmmaking talent and programmers, while English-language features and shorts will be closed captioned and audio described.

BFI Flair's senior programmer, Michael Blyth, said, 'With this digital version of BFI Flare, we are excited to expand our reach outside of London, bringing the best in contemporary queer cinema to audiences across the UK. Over this past year, the need to build and support LGBTIQ+ communities has felt more vital than ever, and this edition of the festival is an opportunity to bring more people together than ever before.'

More details regarding the line-up will be released in the coming weeks, while the full programme will be announced on Tue 23 Feb at a special digital launch which will be available for the public to view via BFI YouTube and BFI Flare Facebook.

Visit bfi.org.uk/flare for more information.