South Bank London

BFI Flare

The UK’s largest LGBTQIA+ film festival returns to the BFI Southbank for its 38th edition.


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13 Mar - 24 Mar 2024

Location Info

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, UK

This long-running annual film festival is a celebration of queer filmmaking from around the world.

Screening the best in contemporary LGBTQIA+ cinema, the festival is complemented by a rich programme of archive title screenings and lively events hosted at the BFI Southbank including Q&As, panel discussions, workshops and parties.

Highlights of this year's film programme include plenty of home-grown British talent such as opening night film Layla, a debut feature about a British-Palestinian drag queen learning to embrace their identity, and the closing night screening of Lady Like, an intimate portrait of RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Lady Camden.

The talks and parties lineup is always a big part of the festival and this year there are some exciting events in store.

Look out for a Screen Talk with Elliot Page, a panel discussion exploring the depiction of religion in LGBTQI+ films, an audience with LGBTQI+ activist and founder of Lesbian Visibility Week Linda Riley and a host of other talks, lectures and discussions, as well as DJ night parties at the BFI Bar on the opening night, and on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night of the festival.

View the full BFI Flare 2024 festival programme and book your tickets here.

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