Run by the BFI and British Council, this year’s #FiveFilms4Freedom showcases a great line-up of five celebrated short films highlighting important topics within our ever-changing society. The LGBT community is wonderfully represented each year through the BFI Flare Festival and these five shorts will see the unveiling of a campaign day on 21st March in which people are encouraged to watch the films in solidarity with LGBT communities in countries where there are strict limitations.
Available from 16th to 26th March and free of charge to audiences, you can view the list of the films below.
Director Rosie Westhoff / UK 2016 / 8 mins
An almost wordless story of the flash of first love as a young girl waits for her train in Britain.
Where We Are Now
Director Lucie Rachel UK 2016 / 9 mins
An intimate documentary portrait of the relationship between a transgender parent and her bisexual daughter in Scotland.
Director Jonny Ruff / UK 2016 / 13 mins
A boxer finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a new fighter at the club.
Director Nick Rowley / UK/France 2016 / 9 mins
Era, a young migrant from Guadeloupe living in Paris, introduces his brother to leotards, heels and the ‘fierce’ attitude of the dance movement ‘voguing’.
Director Christopher Manning / UK 2016 / 9 mins
After chatting to a guy online, shy Jamie makes the bold step to meet up with him in person.