Short films exploring what it means to be a young adult in the world today.


Watch the BFI Flare 2021 short films for free at any time 17-28 March on BFI Player wherever you are in the UK.

Specially selected from the BFI Flare main programme, these short films explore what it means to be a young queer adult in the world today — from an English school, to an apocalyptic Greece, to an American apartment.
Issues of friendship, confession, relationship dynamics and belonging are explored in this collection of films that shine a light on the pressures facing young queer people today; how can they find one another and communicate how they feel? This collection showcases some of the brightest emerging filmmakers from across the world.
Although these films have not been certified by the BBFC we recommend a minimum age of 16, as some of the films contain swearing and strong sexual references.
We are proud to present the following five films as part of #GenerationNow.  
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Girls Shouldn't Walk Alone at NightGirls Shouldn't Walk Alone at Night

Drama202017 mins

Stranded at a remote beach, friends Delphine and Chantal lay their feelings bare to each other.

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Love is a Hand GrenadeLove is a Hand Grenade

Drama202013 mins

Mixing drink, drugs and a friendship on eggshells was always going to be an explosive mix in this bittersweet British mini drama.

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Escaping the Fragile PlanetEscaping the Fragile Planet

Drama202017 mins

In the final few hours before the world ends, two men meet and form a connection.

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Kind OfKind Of

Drama20209 mins

Cute gay trans-masculine couple have a little lovers’ tiff over polyamory and penis envy, featuring rising star Garcia.

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From A to QFrom A to Q

Drama202019 mins

Figuring out you have feelings for your best friend is half the battle.

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