The world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) digital campaign returned for a fourth edition from 21 March - 1 April 2018.
British Council in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over a 12-day period.
The programme, which features work by emerging filmmakers from across the world, is selected from and coincides with BFI Flare. Through our global network in over 100 countries, we encourage people to watch the films in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities in places where freedom and equal rights are limited and we ask audiences to share the films using the hashtag #FiveFilms4Freedom in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right.
In 2018, the five films were viewed 6.3 million times by people in 152 countries, including parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised.
The programme will return in 2019.