Five Films For Freedom is a global, online short film programme in support of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) rights, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. 

Together with the BFI, British Council makes five LGBTIQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over an 11-day period each year. 

Through our global network in more than 100 countries, we encourage people to watch the films in solidarity with LGBTIQ+ communities, particularly in places where freedom and equal rights are limited in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right. 

Running since 2015, the programme has been seen by 17 million people. The films have been watched in over 200 countries and principalities, including many parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty. 

Join us on social media using #FiveFilmsForFreedom and help spread the word!

You can watch the films and find out more about the 2022 campaign by visiting

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