Tonight the annual programme launch took place where we get to see a few snippets of trailers in each of the sections of the programme.
This is our full list of wlw films, along with our annual guide of how to watch every wlw film across the festival without clashes; we’ve already shared the centrepiece and closing films and three other lesbian films we’re excited to see.
Why not engage with us on social and tell us what you want to see!
The BFI Flare programme is online here. Tickets go on sale to members 11:30am on 25 February, and to the public at 11:30am on 27 February 2020
Tickets sell out fast, so be savvy and go for larger screenings where possible.
NFT1 (450 seats), NFT2 (125 seats), NFT3 (134 seats), Studio (38 seats)
R = repeat screening
Saturday 28 March
|28/3 11:30||NFT1||Wonders of the Unvierse (shorts programme)|
|28/3 15:50||NFT2||Anne+ (R) (BSL interpreted)|
|28/3 18:05||NFT2||Flawless (R)|
|28/3 18:10||FT3||Pride & Protest (R)|
|28/3 18:15||NFT1||Summerland closing gala film|
|28/3 20:45||NFT1||Summerland (R) closing gala film|
LESFLICKS HOSTED SOCIAL 6PM IN RIVERFRONT BAR
Sunday 29 March
|29/3 13:40||NFT3||Booksmart (R)|
|29/3 18:00||NFT3||Portrait of a Lady on Fire (R)|
There will also be a number of popular films repeated as ‘best of the fest’ on this date. These are announced part-way through the festival.
Lesflicks Film Club
We will be holding 4 film clubs around 1pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm. Details will be announced during the festival so keep an eye on our social media!
|Sat 21/3 7pm||Riverfront Bar||Lesflicks hosted social (look out for the Lesflicks badges)|
|Sun 22/3 7pm||Riverfront Bar||Lesflicks hosted social (look out for the Lesflicks badges)|
|Sat 28/3 6pm||Riverfront Bar||Lesflicks hosted social (look out for the Lesflicks badges)|
|Sun 29/3||TBC between 12pm and 6pm||Lesflicks social and film club (exact film and time tbc) Click on the image below for more details and to vote on the film.|
About BFI Flare
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival is the UK’s longest running queer film event. It began in 1986 as Gay’s Own Pictures. By its 3rd edition it was tagged the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and since then has grown to become the largest LGBTIQ+ film event in the UK, and its most anticipated. The Festival changed its name to BFI Flare in 2014 to reflect the increasing diversity of its films, filmmakers and audience.
The festival is programmed by Jay Bernard, Michael Blyth, Zorian Clayton, Brian Robinson, Emma Smart and guest programmer Tara Brown, led by Festivals Director, Tricia Tuttle.
The 2019 edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival included 53 feature films, an expanded industry programme, selected films on BFI Player VOD service, a series of special events and archive screenings. fiveFilms4freedom saw BFI Flare offer five LGBTIQ+ short films for free across the world and promoted through the British Council’s global networks. www.bfi.org.uk/Flare
BFI Members pay £6.50-£10.50
Non-members pay £8.00-£12.60
Under 25s can turn up 45 minutes before a screening and if there is a seat, can get a ticket for £3
Opening and closing films are £15.20
All films on Sunday 29 March are £8.00