BFI Flare Film Festival

The 30th BFI Flare LGBT film festival features an array of UK, European and world premieres

For its 30th annual programme, the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival will feature an array of UK, European and world premieres.

Highlights in the lineup include the world premieres of Ben A. Williams’s The Pass and Catherine Corsini’s Summertime, and the European premiere of Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man.

The festival includes 50 features and more than 100 shorts. It is divided into three thematic sections: Hearts, Minds and Bodies.

Based on an acclaimed play at the Royal Court theatre, The Pass is a drama that tracks the lives of two young Premier League footballers over 10 years. Summertime follows the story of two very different women who fall in love during the 1970s feminist street protests in Paris.

Holding the Man is an adaptation of Australian actor, writer and activist Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir of the same name. It charts a 15-year relationship between Conigrave and his lover John Caleo.