Submissions are now closed for the 2023 edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

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

The festival will run from 15 to 26 March 2023.

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

  • UK and international short films (40 minutes or less) – Wednesday 21 December 2022, 17:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • UK and international feature-length films (more than 40 minutes) – Wednesday 21 December 2022, 17:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

How to submit

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

For any queries about film submissions please email