As we reported last week, on Wednesday the British Council and BFI teamed up for #FiveFilms4Freedom, billed as the world’s first digital, global, LGBT film festival, which showcased five queer-themed short film and made them available for free worldwide through BFI Player.
News of the fest programme reached more than 21 million people worldwide in more than 125 countries, with many tuning in on Wednesday to check out the films.
However if you missed out, don’t worry, as you can watch three of them here, which will be available until the BFI Flare London LGBT Festival ends on March 29th – so you’ve got a couple of days left.
The films are Chance, True Wheel & An Afternoon, and you can watch them below.
- An Afternoon (En Eftermiddag) Director Søren Green’s new short film is a sensitive exploration of nascent sexuality. Mathias and Frederik are two friends who spend an afternoon together; Mathias has decided that this is the time to tell Frederik that he is in love with him.
- Chance Jake Graf’s self-funded short film premieres at BFI Flare. It focuses on older gay love and overcoming loneliness as a chance encounter between Trevor and a mysterious stranger equally troubled by his own past, forces both men to start to live again
- True Wheel Director Nora Mandray’s 2015 documentary focuses on Fender Bender, an inspirational bicycle workshop for queer, transgender and women’s communities in Detroit.