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 16 to 27 March 2022 - making these five short films available for audiences all over the world to watch for free.

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For LoveFor Love

Drama202112 mins

Against all odds, two women try to resist being torn apart by the UK’s brutal immigration system.

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Frozen OutFrozen Out

Drama20215 mins

A Chinese artist, in self-imposed exile in Iowa, is drawn to deserted places.

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Drama202010 mins

Every Sunday, Kamble goes to the barber shop. But it’s not his hair he’s thinking of, it’s the guy who cuts it.

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All Those Sensations in My BellyAll Those Sensations in My Belly

Animation & Artists Moving Image202013 mins

An innovative animation about growing up, coming out and ultimately learning not to take life too seriously.

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Birthday BoyBirthday Boy

Drama20207 mins

It’s César’s birthday. Should he honour his parents’ strict traditions, or embrace his real identity?


During 16-27 March 2022, watch short films for free on BFI Player wherever you are in the UK.