Five Films For Freedom

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

#FiveFilmsForFreedom, the global digital LGBTQIA+ campaign is brought to you by the British Council and BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. From 15 to 26 March 2023 - making these five short films available for audiences all over the world to watch for free.

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All I KnowAll I Know

Drama202216 mins

When Dapo goes missing after a hook-up, Ebube questions whether keeping silent will protect his friend or put him in further danger.

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Buffer ZoneBuffer Zone

Drama202217 mins

On the Green Line in Cyprus, two young soldiers from opposing sides find a common bond in music.

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Butch Up!Butch Up!

Drama202211 mins

Mi-hae has just been dumped twice, by her girlfriend and her band. What next?

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Eating Papaw by the SeashoreEating Papaw by the Seashore

Drama202218 mins

Two Guyanese teenage boys, Asim and Hasani, explore their burgeoning relationship in a society that doesn't understand them.

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Just JohnnyJust Johnny

Comedy202120 mins

Johnny knows exactly what he wants to wear for his first Holy Communion. But will his parents say yes to the dress?


During 15-26 March 2023, watch short films for free on BFI Player wherever you are in the UK.