Save the date: The 36th festival will be presented 16-27 March 2022


Happy Friday DIVAs, we’ve got good news! Submissions are now open for the 2022 edition of the BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. This is the UK’s largest queer film event and features the best in contemporary queer cinema from around the world. Whilst the exact format of how the festival will be presented is yet to be announced, we are sure it will be a spectacular event.

For those wanting to submit their work, here is some information on deadlines and how to apply:

  • UK and international short films (40 minutes or less) – Wednesday 22 December 2021, 17:00 British Summer Time (BST)
  • UK and international feature-length films (more than 40 minutes) – Wednesday 22 December 2021, 17:00 British Summer Time (BST)

To read more about submission details, click here.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more details to be revealed in the coming months. The full programme for the 2022 event will be announced at on online launch on Tuesday 15 February 2022.

Need more motivation to apply? We’ve got you covered! This year’s DIVA favourite, Rebel Dykes, was a huge hit at last year’s festival. Get inspired, seize the moment.

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