Three new short films commissioned by BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the British Council and BFI NETWORK, building on the annual project FiveFilmsForFreedom.
FiveFilmsForFreedom is the global, digital LGBTIQ+ film festival, is brought to you by the British Council and the BFI. Each year audiences in London enjoy BFI Flare, the LGBTIQ+ film festival, and now at the same time people all over the world can watch five films from the festival for free online.
In Summer 2020 we also present three further films produced for the campaign More Films for Freedom.
This year’s pilot More Films for Freedom programme supports urgent, creative collaborations exploring LGBTIQ+ themes. The three selected projects will showcase a breadth of distinctive filmmaking voices and explore diverse themes including sexuality and conflict; inter-generational gay culture; and migration and family ties.
They include two documentaries and one fiction project, with collaborations between UK filmmakers and Syrian, Palestinian and South African filmmakers currently based in Lebanon, Israel, and South Africa.
The three selected projects have each been awarded a grant from the British Council of £10,500 to cover all stages of production.
Love is a human right.
Searching for one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.