Update March 27th, 2017: the short films are no longer available to watch online.
The FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 project is an LGBT short-film programme which is part of the London LGBT film festival: BFI Flare. The programme consists of five films. The storylines of the films range from the tentative steps of first love to an intimate portrayal of the relationship between a bisexual daughter and her transgender parent. This year, all films are from the United Kingdom to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom.
This amazing initiative by British Council and the British Film Institute encourages everyone to watch and share the films in solidarity with LGBT communities around the world where freedom and equal rights are limited. That’s also why, ROB.lgbt, encourages you to share these films with everyone you know: family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and strangers. When you share these films, please use the official hashtag #FiveFilms4Freedom.
Last year the programme reached people in 179 countries worldwide and the films were watched 1.57 million times. Let’s make 2017 an even better year!
Watch all films of the FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 programme
Below you’re able to watch all five LGBT short films of the FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 programme. You can watch the videos with Arabic, Chinese (simplified), English, Russian or Spanish subtitles. The films will be available to watch online for free from March 16th until March 26th.
Watch Still Burning by Nick Rowley
Below you are able to watch the short documentary Still Burning. A film created by Nick Rowley which follows a young man from Guadeloupe living in Paris as he helps his brother prepare for his first vogueing ball.
(Note: this film is in French. Don’t forget to turn on Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian of Spanish subtitles if you don’t understand French)
Watch Jamie by Christopher Manning
Below you are able to watch the short film Jamie. A film created by Christopher Manning which tells the story of a young man’s first foray into dating.
Watch Heavy Weight by Jonny Ruff
Below you are able to watch the short film Heavy Weight. A film created by Jonny Ruff which tells the story of a boxer whose world is turned upside down when a new fighter arrives at the club.
Watch Crush by Rosie Westhoff
Below you are able to watch the short film Crush. A film created by Rosie Westhoff which tells the story of a young girl’s first crush.
Watch Where We Are Now by Lucie Rachel
Below you are able to watch the short documentary Where We Are Now. A documentary created by Lucie Rachel which portrays the relationship a transgender parent and her bisexual daughter.
What do you think about these LGBT short films? Please let me know in the comment section below.
Article source: ROB.lgbt
Featured photo source: Christopher Manning / British Council Arts’ YouTube Channel.