Until 29 March 2020, films from the BFI Flare 2020 programme will be available to watch in the safety of isolation via the BFI Player. Highlights include And Then We Danced, a Georgian-set love story that was included in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes; intimate drama Don’t Look Down; and For They Know Not What They Do, a documentary exploring the clash between organised religion and the LGBTIQ+ community.
Although only a handful of the films from the planned line-up will be available to stream (few filmmakers welcome a straight-to-streaming release) the BFI is broadening the offering with films from the festival's past years and LGBTIQ+ picks from their extensive archive. Also in the mix over ten days are the BFI Flare Five Films For Freedom short films, made available in partnership with the British Council.
For audiences in search of a window into the industry, the BFI will also be taking its filmmaker Q&As to its social media channels.
New BFI Player viewers can get 14 days for free for access to the full subscription archive, and those who booked for the festival will get an extra 30 days free.