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 2023

BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

Celebrating the hearts, bodies and minds of London’s LGBTQIA+ community, BFI Flare returns for another scorching year of queer cinema. Expect new faces and old favourites on the big screen, along with some great talks. Dozens of films from all aspects of LGBTQIA+ culture are being screened. Themes include love, romance, sex and transformation.

General ticket sales start on 24 February.

Best in Fest

The event organisers at BFI Flare have handily picked out their favourite queer films of the last 12 months for all to see. This year’s line-up includes Flee, Great Freedom, Parallel Mothers and The World to Come.

Five Films for Freedom

As in previous years, Five Films for Freedom will be returning to millions of screens worldwide. The event allows viewers at home to watch five selected short films from across the world absolutely free of charge.

Events

BFI Flare South Bank
Photo by BFI

If you’d rather walk among friendly faces, there are live events of all kinds. The Big Gay Film Quiz will be returning on 22 March. Bring a team of four or come solo and join a team of fellow quiz enthusiasts. Tickets are £5.00 and include a welcome drink.

Talks and seminars include explorations of early queer cinema and conversations on intersex culture.

BFI Flare is also hosting several club nights. Expect disco, electro, 90s R&B and perhaps the world’s first queer Bollywood club night. There’s even a night of 60s and 70s tunes ‘for those who thought their clubbing days were over’.

Tickets for BFI Flare

Movie screening tickets for the general public are £13.50 (£11.10 concessions). Matinee screenings (before 5 pm) are £8.90, so it’s well worth getting in early if you’ve a free afternoon. And if you’re lucky enough to be 25 or under, tickets throughout the festival are a steal at £5.00.

Tickets for non-BFI members go live 24 February. Book early to avoid disappointment!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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