LGBTI-films

Watch these beautifully diverse videos for this weekend only

You can watch five free and amazingly diverse LGBTI short films for this weekend only.

Run by the British Council and the British Film Institute, #FiveFilms4Freedom offers films free of charge and all under 15 minutes.

Selected for the London LGBT Film Festival, the films cover topics from Grindr to the voguing scene in Paris.

Now in it’s third year, the campaign hopes to promote LGBTI representation to an international audience.

Last year, the campaign reached 140 million people in 179 countries.

The most watched videos in various countries include: the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Germany.

Alan Gemmell, Director fiveFilms4freedom, British Council, said:

‘In only its second year, fiveFilms4freedom has become the world’s biggest online LGBT film festival.

‘By bringing the British Council’s global network in over 100 countries together with the British Film Institute and five amazing film makers we’ve helped more than 1.5 million people in 170 countries watch a movie — promoting freedom, equality and people’s right to be who they are,’ he said.

Happy watching!

Jamie

Director: Christopher Manning / UK 2016 / 9 mins
After chatting to a guy online, shy Jamie makes the bold step to meet up with him in person.

Crush

Director: Rosie Westhoff / UK 2016 / 8 mins
An almost wordless story of the flash of first love as a young girl waits for her train in Britain.

Where We Are Now

Director: Lucie Rachel UK 2016 / 9 mins
An intimate documentary portrait of the relationship between a transgender parent and her bisexual daughter in Scotland.

Heavy Weight

Director Jonny Ruff / UK 2016 / 13 mins
A boxer finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a new fighter at the club.

(Read our interview with the director)

Still Burning

Director Nick Rowley / UK/France 2016 / 9 mins
Era, a young migrant from Guadeloupe living in Paris, introduces his brother to leotards, heels and the ‘fierce’ attitude of the dance movement ‘voguing’.

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