FiveFilms4Freedom ends today and we hating to see it go.
#FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 runs from 16-26 March 2017. The first global digital LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) short-film programme is brought to you for a third year by the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI).
From 16 March 2017, audiences in London will be enjoying BFI Flare, the LGBT film festival. At the same time, you and people from all over the world can watch five films from the festival for free online. This year for one year only, all five films are UK productions. This is our way of marking the 50th anniversary in 2017 of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK – a landmark moment for human rights. We'll also be publishing the #FiveFilms4Freedom Global List in July to mark the day of the 50th anniversary.
The programme builds to a single campaign day – Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – when people everywhere are encouraged to watch and share the films in solidarity with LGBT communities in countries where freedom and equal rights are limited. – FiveFilms4Freedom
We are not sure if the films will remain online after today so if they are missing, we're sorry. Enjoy them while you can.
One of the films we would love to share with you is 'Jamie'
Jamie is a quick clip about a boy/man branching out into the world of online dating. Was your first online dating experience like his?
As part of the FiveFilms4Freedom, we as well get to hear from the people behind the camera.
'In conversation with Christopher Manning'
Another short from the series is 'Heavy Weight' by Jonny Ruff
And here's 'In conversation with Jonny Ruff'
The short film format if used well can pull us along an emotional rollercoaster. These are two wonderful examples of how a little amount of film can go a long way.