LOVE IS A BASIC RIGHT!
Five Films for Freedom is our annual global digital programme celebrating LGBTIQ+ lives. In partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the British Council makes five LGBTIQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over 12 days. This is the eighth year we’ve run the programme.
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.
Five Films for Freedom 2022 runs from 16–27 March 2022.
This year’s filmmakers are from China, Croatia, India, Panama, and the UK. There’s some more information below.