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Watch the #FiveFilms4Freedom 2017

These short films are now available online and free of charge for audiences across the globe from 16-26 March, as part of the world’s widest-reaching LGBT online short film programme.

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Still Burning (2016)

Still Burning (2016)

FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 is the global, digital LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) film festival brought to you for a third year by the British Council and the BFI. From 16–26 March, audiences in London will be enjoying BFI Flare, the LGBT film festival. At the same time you, and people all over the world, can watch five films from the festival for free online. Love is a human right.

Crush

Director Rosie Westhoff / UK 2016 / 8 mins

Crush is a coming-of-age film about a girl’s first crush. One day while waiting for the train to school, Ella sees Jamie. For the days to follow she can’t get her out of her head.

Heavy Weight

Director Jonny Ruff / UK 2016 / 13 mins

  • Warning: This film contains strong language

A boxer finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a new fighter at the club.

Jamie

Director Christopher Manning / UK 2016 / 9 mins

After chatting to a guy online, Jamie makes the bold step to meet up with him in person.

Still Burning

Director Nick Rowley / UK/France 2016 / 9 mins

Era, a young migrant from Guadeloupe living in Paris, introduces his brother to leotards, heels and the ‘fierce’ attitude of the dance movement ‘voguing’.

Where We Are Now

Director Lucie Rachel UK 2016 / 9 mins

A personal insight into the changing relationship between a young woman and her transgender parent. Looking back on their relationship, they share their own experiences of coming out and begin to think about what the future might hold for their family now the decision to transition has been made.

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