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 2022, with exact dates to be announced.

Final deadline dates for receipt of online submission forms and film screeners

  • UK and international short films (40 minutes or less) – Wednesday 22 December 2021, 17:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • UK and international feature-length films (more than 40 minutes) – Wednesday 22 December 2021, 17:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

How to submit

To submit your film for consideration for our upcoming BFI Flare, please complete the following form.

Our guidelines and regulations for submitting a film for consideration, important for checking your film’s eligibility, can be downloaded below.

On completion of your online submission form and confirmation of successful payment, you will be sent a confirmation email containing delivery instructions for a DVD screener (if you have not already provided a password-protected viewing online link).

For any queries about film submissions please email