Thursday 19 March 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday 29 March 2015 - 00:00
Global, digital LGBT film festival

fiveFilms4freedom is the first time the British Council or the British Film Institute has initiated a global, digital human rights film event. In fact, fiveFilms4freedom is the world’s first global, digital LGBT film festival.

From 19–29 March 2015, audiences in London will enjoy BFI Flare, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Film Festival. At the same time you, and people all over the world, can watch five films for free online through the BFI Player.

On Wednesday 25 March, fiveFilms4freedom is asking the world to watch a movie together. Over the course of one single day, you can show that love is a basic human right by joining people everywhere to watch one of the films online.

Morning is broken

At the end of his older brother’s wedding in the lush English countryside, a young man struggles to deal with his sexuality. Director/writer Simon Anderson, UK 2014, 9 mins. © Simon Anderson


A chance meeting between Trevor and Amir stirs up unexpected passions. Director/writer Jake Graf, UK 2015, 16 mins. © Jake Graf.

An Afternoon (En Eftermiddag)

Mathias and Frederick hang out after school. But does Mathias have the courage to tell his friend how he really feels? Director Søren Green, Denmark 2015, 9 mins. © Søren Green

True Wheel

Welcome to Fender Bender, a bicycle workshop collective for the queer, trans and women’s communities of Detroit. Director Nora Mandray, France/USA 2015, 7 mins. © Nora Mandray

Code Academy

Frankie masquerades as a boy in futuristic cyberspace to get the girl of her dreams – but can she do the same in real life? Director Nisha Ganatra, USA 2014, 16 mins. © Nisha Ganatra