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Flare mentor programme open for applications

1st February 2015

Are you an LGBT-identified filmmaker who wants to develop a career in film?

  • Hong Khaou's Lilting

Hong Khaou's Lilting

Much has been written about the industry’s failure to recruit and develop female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) filmmakers, and rightly so. But the plight of LGBT film and filmmakers is less visible, and no less pressing.

Now, after a few recent UK success stories - the critical and commercial success of Pride, Hong Khaou’s recent BAFTA nomination for Lilting, and Andrew Haigh breaking through to wider global success with HBO’s Looking and his imminent Berlinale competition screening 45 Years, after making his mark with UK indie feature Weekend - the BFI's flagship LGBTQ festival, Flare, is looking to support the next wave.

In partnership with Creative Skillset, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival is launching a mentorship pilot that will offer five emerging LGBT filmmakers from the UK the opportunity to develop industry knowledge, professional connections, their passion for cinema and an overview of LGBT features entering the marketplace.

Full details available here - application deadline 23 February 2015.