We know what BFI Flare means to lesbian and bisexual women up and down the country. Grabbing the programme, finding all the films that have a female storyline and trying to get tickets to them all.

We’ve gone through this year’s programme and highlighted all the films you need to watch. We’ve even highlighted how to see every single one of these films outside of the working day (subject to ticket availabilty of course!)

Thursday 21 March (opening night)

Vita & Virginia – 18:15 in NFT1

Additional screenings:
  • Thursday 21 March, 21:00 in NFT1
  • Friday 22 March at 14:00 in NFT1

Friday 22 March

GIRL – 20:20 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Sunday 31 March, 13:30 in NFT3

Lizzie – 18:00 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Thursday 28 March, 20:30 in NFT3

Saturday 23 March

Tell it to the Bees – 11:40 in NFT3

Additional screenings:
  • Friday 22 March, 18:15 in NFT1

Challenge Accepted – 14:00 in NFT3

Additional screenings:
  • Friday 22 March, 18:10 in NFT2

Carmen and Lola – 20:45 in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Sunday 24 March, 20:45 in NFT3

Sunday 24 March

Calm inside the Storm (shorts) – 13:40 in NFT1

Additional screenings:
  • Friday 22 March, 20:40 in NFT2

Night Comes On – 15:45 in NFT3

Additional screenings:
  • Friday 22 March, 20:40 in NFT2

Call Her Ganda – 20:30in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 23 March, 20:20 in the Studio

Monday 25 March

Water Makes Us Wet – 18:40 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 23 March, 14:05 in NFT2

Two in the Bush: A Love Story – 20:30 in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Tuesday 26 March, 14:10 in NFT2
  • Tuesday 26 March, 14:00 in NFT3 (relaxed screening)

Tuesday 26 March

No Box For Me. An Intersex Story – 18:15 in NFT3

Additional screenings:
  • Monday 25 March, 20:50 in the Studio
  • Thursday 28 March, 18:30 in the Studio

Little Miss Westie – 20:45 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 23 March, 18:40 in NFT3

Wednesday 27 March

Transmilitary – 18:15 in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 30 March, 12:00 in NFT3

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – 20:50 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Sunday 31 March, 13:50 in NFT2

Thursday 28 March

EVENT: Lethal Lesbians – 18:15 in NFT3

Splinters – 20:40 in the NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Tuesday 26 March, 20:30 in NFT3

Friday 29 March

United We Fan – 18:10 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 30 March, 14:00 in NFT3

Red Cow – 20:40 in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 30 March, 11:50 in NFT2

Saturday 30 March

Dancing with a Stranger (shorts) – 13:45 in NFT1

Additional screenings:
  • Wednesday 27 March, 18:20 in NFT1

Rafiki – 16:15 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Wednesday 27 March, 18:20 in NFT1

The Heiresses – 18:30 in NFT2

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 23 March, 15:45 in the Studio

The Ground Beneath My Feet – 20:20 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Friday 29 March, 18:15 in NFT1

Sunday 31 March

Knife+Heart – 12:40 in the Studio

Additional screenings:
  • Saturday 30 March, 20:50 in NFT1

JT LeRoy – 18:00 in NFT1

Additional screenings:

  • Sunday 31 March, 20:45 in NFT1

TOP FESTIVAL TIP

Realistically, knowing how popular the opening film normally is, plus the addition of Ellen Page – if you want a ticket to this screening you will need to sign up as a member. In addition to being able to buy your tickets from 28 February (a whole week before general ticket release, you will also save money on every ticket you buy for the festival). Details about membership are available at the bottom of this article.

THE FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

The full 2019 BFI Flare programme is available here, but highlights of additional activities to the film screenings include:

  • Talks with established film and television professionals who are leading the way in LGBTQ+ representation on screen.
  • Workshops and Labs focusing on creating LGBTQ+ media with specific sessions around challenges in development, funding and exhibition.
  • Networking opportunities throughout the Festival with a range of receptions with film and television professionals included in the Delegate Package.

About BFI Flare

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, formerly known as the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. It takes place every spring in London, England

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/default.asp

Tickets

  • Champions can book tickets from 27 February (from 11:30)
  • Members can book tickets from 28 February (from 11:30)
  • General Public can book tickets from 5 March (from 11:30)

Box Office 020 7928 3232

BFI Membership benefits:

  • Priority booking to BFI Flare 7 days before general release.
  • Save 10{c7169d3fc74abcfb7f9e4a0de7d059aeb33b51442cb2f06ba31e13651e66f4af} on food and drink at BFI Southbank.
  • Enjoy 2 BFI Southbank ticket vouchers.
  • No booking fees for BFI Festivals and BFI Southbank.
  • 15{c7169d3fc74abcfb7f9e4a0de7d059aeb33b51442cb2f06ba31e13651e66f4af} off BFI Shop
  • 15{c7169d3fc74abcfb7f9e4a0de7d059aeb33b51442cb2f06ba31e13651e66f4af} off BFI Player film rentals
  • 15{c7169d3fc74abcfb7f9e4a0de7d059aeb33b51442cb2f06ba31e13651e66f4af} off Sight & Sound annual subscriptions

Standard membership is £48.

Join the team!

Want to be part of this revolution to get more content with a lesbian and bisexual theme to an audience? Passionate about film? Get in touch!

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