BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival films online

Five short films were available for free online throughout the 2016 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.

2015 witnessed a first for LGBTQ festivals the world over when BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival partnered with the British Council on an ambitious programme to make five of the Festival’s short films available to watch: free for everyone, everywhere.

The British Council and BFI Flare were delighted to team up again in 2016 to do it all over again.

Five short films from BFI Flare were available to view online from wherever you were in the world, throughout the whole of the Festival (16-27 March 2016).


Director James Doherty

Breathe (2015)

An Irish traveller is increasingly concerned that his son is soft, so sets about toughening him up. Contains violence against a child.

The Orchid

Director Ferran Navarro-Beltrán

The Orchid

A man has something important to tell his son, but can only get through to his voicemail.


Director Petersen Vargas

Swirl (2015)

Two girls, young and in love, move backwards through the city.

Take Your Partners

Director Siri Rodnes

Take Your Partners (2015)

Miss Paterson expects Ollie to make an Easter bonnet like the other girls. But Ollie is not like the other girls.


Director Ricky Mastro

Xavier (2016)

Nicolas notices his 11-year-old son pays a lot of attention to slightly older boys.

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