About the screening
We're celebrating International Pride month with the screening of fiveFilms4freedom - world’s biggest online LGBT film festival. Supported by the UN Free&Equal Campaign, the festival makes five short films from the British Film Institute’s annual LGBT festival freely available online to people all over the world for ten days.
In 2016, the festival’s second year, the films were viewed by 1.5m people in 179 countries.
A selection of films will be screened to commemorate the victims of the Orlando attack in the US, and to celebrate the work of LGBT and human rights activists around the world.
Films to be screened
SWIRL Two girls, young and in love, move backwards through the city in Petersen Vargas’ lyrical short from the Philippines.
XAVIER A film by Brazilian director Ricky Mastro about a father who notices that his 11-year-old son pays a lot of attention to slightly older boys.
BREATHE A British-Irish film by James Doherty, about an Irish traveller who is increasingly concerned that his son is ‘soft’, so sets about toughening him up.
TAKE YOUR PARTNERS In this British short film by director Siri Rødnes, Miss Paterson expects Ollie to make an Easter bonnet like the other girls. But Ollie is not like the other girls.