BFI Flare is the UK’s largest queer film event, screening the best in contemporary LGBTIQ+ cinema from across the globe, in addition to a rich selection of events and archive titles.

The festival will take place in March 2021, with exact dates to be announced.

Should there be any updates to the format of the 2021 festival in light of COVID-19, we will communicate this as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will be viewing film submissions as usual.

For any queries regarding your submission or the submission process, please email