By applying for accreditation, you are confirming that you meet the eligibility to be accredited as an industry, press or BFI Film Academy delegate. The submission, registration or payment of an application does not guarantee accreditation.
The BFI reserves the right, at any time, to withdraw your accreditation should you not provide enough evidence to confirm eligibility. You agree to submit your data on the registration form to the BFI, who will use this information to provide the products and services requested.
By submitting your registration form and attending the festival, you agree to abide by the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival terms and conditions, and Code of Conduct, detailed below.
Persons under 18 years old are not eligible for accreditation.
Refund or exchanges are not permitted on accreditation. However, prior to 15 March 2023, accreditation may be refunded on request within 14 days of purchase as long as the benefits have not been accessed. Cancellation and refund requests should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a delegate has purchased accreditation but does not meet the applicable eligibility criteria, the BFI reserves the right to withdraw accreditation and issue a refund. Any refunds processed are subject to a £10 administration fee.
Any company or person with any outstanding debt to the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival will have their accreditation access denied until the debt has been paid.
Each unique accredited festival badge including QR code, is issued to a specific person and therefore is non-transferable.
Accredited festival badges give delegates access to the venues, events and screenings at BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival associated with their relevant delegate pass.
For the entire duration of the press and industry and public programme of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, an accredited festival badge (PDF accepted) is mandatory in order for delegates to gain entry. These badges will be scanned and attendee lists created.
Any person without accreditation and festival badge can be refused entry. Accredited festival badges used by people other than the accredited delegate will have the accreditation cancelled and entry refused.
BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry if any copies or imitations of accreditation festival badges are in circulation and a holder of a copy or imitation of the accreditation festival badge has already been granted entry.
The proprietor of said accreditation will not have the right to a refund of any kind.
Any theft or loss of an accredited festival badge should be reported to the delegate services team. The issuing of a new badge will only be as a PDF file.
BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival reserves the right to refuse a replacement.
Your accredited festival badge will be sent to you via email on Monday 13 March 2023 and will remain on your personal delegate page until 26 March 2023.
In line with the BFI’s Sustainability Pledge, your badge can be downloaded onto your phone as a PDF file once you have paid for accreditation and after 13 March 2023. We encourage all delegates to use a PDF badge this year, however a printed badge can be obtained on request from the delegate services desk.
BFI Film Academy delegates will only be issued a PDF Festival badge after providing proof of eligibility at the delegate services desk. Those applying for accreditation via validated institutions, with prior arrangement from the BFI, will be issued PDF badges after payment.
There is no guarantee that accredited delegates will obtain entry to any screenings or events during the entirety of the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival.
The accredited festival badge (PDF or physical) must be shown for inspection at the cinema entrance or delegate services desk. Accreditation badges will be scanned in order to validate entry.
BFI Film Academy delegates may be asked to queue in order to give priority access to Industry and Filmmaker delegates.
All delegates agree that they will not publish reviews of or any comments on films receiving their world premieres at the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival until after the first official public festival screening. This applies to any form of review or comments, including brief impressions or quotes on social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc.).
Any person applying for accreditation guarantees that any submitted materials, including the photos submitted within the accreditation process, are free of copyright and may be used for the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival badge and, if applicable, the delegate directory. Through completing registration and submitting material, the applicant releases the BFI from any claims by applicant or copyright holders regarding the use of any submitted material. The BFI London Film Festival reserves the right to refuse accreditation which makes unauthorised use of copyrighted material at any point.
We will use the information, including personal information, submitted via your registration form to process your application for accreditation with the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. Such information will be stored securely and only used for the fulfilment of your accreditation. It will be retained after your accreditation only to enable the BFI to invite you for accreditation next year and for the BFI to analyse who attends each year, except where you have specifically consented to other uses.
Information will be uploaded to Eventmaker and Shift72 platforms in order to register to use these services.
We may publish partial information (as outlined below) in printed and electronic form to facilitate delegate networking, as per your instructions.
- Your name, company name and email address, as entered on this form, may be included in the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival delegates directory, as per the consents outlined on your form. This list will be made available to delegates online via a password-protected personal delegate page. Your phone numbers, and postal address will not be published
- By submitting this form you agree to the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival publishing your details as outlined previously if your accreditation is approved. A request to remove your details from the delegates directory may be submitted to the industry office at any time.
Your name, company name and your viewing information of press and industry screenings and digital library viewings may be shared with the film rights holders, as per the consent outlined on your form. This information will be made available to the film rights holder of the press and industry screening(s) you attend only. Your phone numbers, email addresses and postal address will not be shared.
BFI will not give or sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes.
A request to revoke consent may be submitted at any time by contacting the industry office. Please note that in order to receive access to films on the virtual press and industry platform you are required to give consent for your information to be shared with film rights holders as outlined in the form.
You have the right to access information held about you and can request to view such information by writing to the festivals office, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT. Tel +44 020 7815 1305.
Unauthorised streaming or recording is prohibited. Cameras are not permitted in venue screenings and recording sound, taking pictures or filming will result in immediate expulsion. You are not permitted to post or publish screenshots or photos of virtual screeners on social media or anywhere online.
Advanced security measures such as forensic and visible watermarking are in place to prevent and track piracy for online screenings, and if caught legal action will be pursued and delegate access will be permanently revoked.
If the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival authorises any photographer or filmmaker to record during a public screening or event, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival attendees consent to the possible inclusion of their image and sound recording and permit use of these for publicity purposes without any claim to remuneration.
We are committed to providing an environment that is as welcoming and accessible as possible, and inclusive for all festival guests and attendees, team members and volunteers.
The LGBTQIA+ community have had to fight for the space to live openly and be visible in our society and BFI Flare has been created to not only showcase the best in LGBTQIA+ film from many perspectives, but to also provide a safe space in which communities can celebrate themselves and each other.
BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival does not tolerate harassment or harmful behaviour in any form.
The BFI are co-founders alongside BAFTA of the Guidance and Principles which seek to professionalise behaviour and conduct within the screen industries.
By attending BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, you agree to abide by our set of principles to tackle and prevent bullying, harassment and racism in the screen industries.
Harassment can include, but is not limited to:
- abusive comments and insults
- prejudice (e.g., related to gender identity and expression, sexuality, age, race, religion, belief, disability, or socio-economic background)
- deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- unwelcome touching or sexual attention
- invasions of private space and personal boundaries
- violence or aggression
- harassing photography or recording
- sustained disruption of talks or other events
- advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Anyone violating these policies will be asked to stop and are expected to comply immediately, and at the discretion of the organisers or any of their representatives may be expelled from the event (without refund), and be ineligible to attend any future screenings or in future years.
We encourage all attendees to be active bystanders.
During the festival, if you are made to feel unsafe or unwelcome, notice someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can tell a member of our staff, volunteer, or security teams. They will help, or find someone who can. Every event will have a BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival representative in attendance. Our team can be identified by their badges or t-shirts.
If you tell us about an incident, your immediate safety will be our first priority. We will listen from a position of belief, and keep what you say in confidence until and if agreed otherwise, and can recommend relevant support agencies and services.
If you prefer to get in touch in writing, please email email@example.com.
If you experience behaviour that is of concern to you during the festival, these are also some of the other options available to you:
London Metropolitan Police
You can report hate crime online via the Metropolitan Police website, but you can also report hate crime to other agencies if you prefer.
Switchboard LGBT Helpline
Helpline: 0300 330 0630
Hours: 10am to 10pm everyday
Switchboard is an LGBTQIA+ specific helpline that exists as a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. Switchboard supports people to explore the right options for themselves. We aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.
Stop Hate UK
Helpline: 0800 138 1625
Hours: 24 hours a day
Stop Hate UK offer independent and confidential hate crime reporting services in commissioned areas around the UK, whether you are a victim of hate crime, you have witnessed an incident you believe to be a hate crime or you are a third party to an incident that could be a hate crime. There are a range of ways to report hate crime, either online, by text or by post.
Helpline: 0345 330 3030
Hours: 9am to 9pm
An organisation that specialises in support for the LGBTQIA+ community, prioritising trans and non-binary people, bisexual people, women and over 50s who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
LGBT Hate Crime Helpline: 020 7704 2040
Hours: 10am to 4pm
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years. It now functions as a charity with a wealth of experience and support around LGBTQIA+ specific hate crime, domestic violence and sexual assault. If there is a risk associated with you seeking help, please feel free to reach out to one of our guardians in the event, or if that isn’t possible, please email Galop directly at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If it’s an emergency please contact the police on 999.
Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment by guiding young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.
Stonewall/ Stonewall Housing
Helpline: 0800 050 2020
Hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Stonewall is an organisation with a long history of giving advice on a range of different LGBTQIA+ specific issues, including LGBTQIA+ homelessness.
National Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Hours: 12 to 2:30pm and 7 to 9:30pm every day of the year
The Helpline can provide support and information about local Rape Crisis services and is accessible 365 days a year to women who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. We offer specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to help them understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence.