Five Films 4 Freedom 2016

fiveFilms4freedom 2016 - the world’s first global, digital LGBT film festival is back

Last year's event was the first ever of its kind, and it reached people in 135 countries. Flushed with success from this, the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI) are hoping fiveFilms4freedom 2016 will be even bigger, better and more inspirational second time around.

From 16–27 March 2016, audiences in London are enjoying BFI Flare, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (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 - watch, tweet and share on 17 March

On Thursday 17 March, fiveFilms4freedom 2016 is once again asking the world to watch a movie together. Over the course of one single day, you can show that love is a human right simply by watching one of the films, joining people from around the world.

If you want to pledge your support, please tweet and share on all social media on 17 March, with the hashtag #fiveFilms4freedom.

Watch the five films from 16-27 March

For a full 12 days you can watch the films online. That's right now. We hope that you enjoy them.


Nicolas notices his 11-year-old son pays a lot of attention to slightly older boys.

Director Ricky Mastro, Brazil 2016, 14 mins


An Irish traveller is increasingly concerned that his son is soft, so sets about toughening him up. 

Director James Doherty, Ireland-UK 2015, 14 mins


Miss Paterson expects Ollie to make an Easter bonnet like the other girls. But Ollie is not like the other girls.

Director Siri Rodnes, UK 2015, 14 mins


La Orquidea

A man has something important to tell his son, but can only get through to his voicemail.

Director Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, Spain 2015, 3 mins


On a sunny day, two girls become closer, in reverse! 

Director Petersen Vargas, Philippines 2015, 4 mins

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