Five Films For Freedom is an online celebration of global LGBTQIA+ stories, in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual rights, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival.
Back for its ninth year, the programme will showcase five LGBTQIA+ themed short films making them available for the world to watch online for free, over the 12 days of BFI Flare.
Since its inception in 2015, this much-loved programme has reached over 20 million people worldwide. The films have been watched in more than 200 countries and principalities, including many parts of the world where homosexuality is still criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty.
Through the support of our incredible global network of over 100 countries, we encourage people to watch the films in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities, particularly in places where freedom and equal rights are limited, in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right.
This year’s filmmakers are from Cyprus/ UK, Guyana, Nigeria, Northern Ireland and South Korea.
Five Films For Freedom 2023 runs from 15-26 March 2023. Watch the films and find out more about the 2023 campaign by visiting http://www.britishcouncil.org/five-films.
Engage with our social media channels, celebrate the stories and share the love using the hashtag #FiveFilmsForFreedom
Our 2023 programme
Find out more about this year’s Five Films below.