Watch #FiveFilms4Freedom 2019 from 21 to 31 March. ©

British Council

Thursday 21 March 2019 - 00:00 to Sunday 31 March 2019 - 12:00

The world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign returns in March 2019!

The 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 an 11-day period each year.

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 more than 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.

Running since 2015, the programme has seen more than 10 million people viewing one of the films in more than 200 countries and principalities, including many parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty.

#FiveFilms4Freedom 2019 takes place from 21 to 31 March 2019. 

Join us on Twitter by using #FiveFilms4Freedom  and help spread the word.

This year, #FiveFilmsforFreedom is part of Anyone//Anywhere: the web at 30, our global season looking at the impact of this invention on every aspect of our lives. 

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