This year’s BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, announced their full programme. BFI Flare celebrates queer-identified film and filmmakers, especially those based in the UK. With special events, club nights, and of course film screenings, this year’s “hug”-themed festival welcomes visitors and attendees to embrace all identities and intimacies alike.

While most titles in this year’s BFI Flare line-up are from the US and UK, we’ve picked out the Asian films – feature and shorts alike. BFI Flare will take place at BFI Southbank from March 18-19.

“A Dog Barking at the Moon” (Xiang Zi, China-Spain, 2019)


A Dog Barking at the Moon by Xiang Zi | China-Spain
Busy Inside by Olga Lvoff | USA-Russia
Flawless by Scr Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit | Israel
Lingua Franca by Scr Isabel Sandoval | USA
Transkids by Hilla Medalia | Israel
Suk Suk by Scr Ray Yeung | Hong Kong (S.A.R of China)

“Sheer Quorma” (Faraz Arif Ansari, India, 2020)

Short films:

Hands and Wings in programme “I Am My Mother’s Child” | South Korea
Jay in programme “Catching Feels” | Taiwan
Knowingly Unknown in programme “Wonders of the Universe” | South Korea
Miss Man in programme “At the Brink of Dawn” | India
Sheer Qorma in programme “I Am My Mother’s Child” | India
Stray Dogs Come Out at Night in programme “Keep on Living” | Pakistan
What Next Partner in programme “I Am My Mother’s Child” | India