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London Calling Shorts selected for BFI Flare 2019

Date posted: 05.03.2019

Offering a vibrant and open space for LGBTQ+ cinema, the 2019 edition of the BFI Flare Film Festival looks as exciting as ever, with a wealth of contemporary, ground-breaking queer cinema on show.

We're especially pleased that the programme includes three of the short films from the 2018 slate of Film London and BFI NETWORK's London Calling scheme. Amelia Hashemi's Night Out, centred around a 16-year-old Muslim girl searching for self-discovery and experiencing a sexual awakening, is screening in the 'Dancing With A Stranger' programme of shorts, Amrou Al-Kadhi's Anemone, exploring a British-Nigerian teenager's attempt to  express their non-binary identity to their conservative community, is in the 'The Way Things Are' programme and Poonam Brah's Home Girl, about a woman facing up to her true desires in the wake of her mother's death, is part of the 'Calm Inside The Storm' slate. 

BFI Flare takes place every spring in London at the BFI Southbank cinema. Now in its 33rd year, Flare is Europe's largest LGBTQ+ film festival. 


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