The British Council, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, makes five LGBTIQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over an 11-day period each year. 

Our 2022 programme ran from 16-27 March screening films from India, China, Croatia, Panama and the UK.

Through our global network in more than 100 countries, we encourage people to watch the films in solidarity with LGBTIQ+ communities, particularly in places where freedom and equal rights are limited in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right.

Running since 2015, the programme has been seen by 17 million people. The films have been watched in over 200 countries and principalities, including many parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty.

Have a look at some of the films inprevious Five Films For Freedom programmes here!

Working in partnership - and solidarity - with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival.

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