Five Films for Freedom

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

Five Films for Freedom will return in 2022 - but you can watch a selection of films selected from previous years here.

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 more than 15 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.

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In conversation

Watch the directors of Five Films for Freedom 2021discuss the inspiration behind their films.

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