Girls on Film

BFI Flare review of My Days of Mercy

Posted by VictoriaB on 21 March 2018

I had the pleasure of watching 'My Days of Mercy' at a press screening at BFI Flare this morning. It is also showing this evening Wednesday at 18:15 and 20:50 and also on Thursday 22nd March at 15:50.

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Film Review of Love, Simon

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 March 2018

Love, Simon is an awesome coming out film that is a must-see for parents and children alike. Catch Love, Simon at BFI Flare between 21 March and 1 April.

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Film Review: Life and the Art of Lying

Posted by Planet Nation on 27 February 2018

Life and the Art of Lying is the debut film from Emily Shooley, an emerging queer filmmaker from Toronto, Canada.

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The ultimate guide to making the most of BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 22 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

Our day-by-day guide was so popular last year, that it is back!

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Planet Nation's top films that for diversity at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 22 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

Planet Nation's top films that for diversity at BFI Flare 2018.

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BFI Flare 2018 - festival overview

Posted by Planet Nation on 22 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

What can we expect at this year's festival?

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Planet Nation's top 4 comedy films at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

Planet Nation's top 4 comedy films at BFI Flare 2018.

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Planet Nation's 6 picks with famous faces at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

Planet Nation's 6 picks with famous faces at BFI Flare 2018.

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Planet Nation's top 4 picks telling trans stories at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

Planet Nation's top 4 picks telling trans stories at BFI Flare 2018.

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Planet Nation's top 4 picks telling queer people of colour stories at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

In this article, we run through Planet Nation's top 4 picks telling queer people of colour stories at BFI Flare 2018.

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Planet Nation's top 5 picks telling lesbian stories at BFI Flare 2018

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

2018 marks the 32nd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 1 April at the BFI Southbank.

In this article, we run through Planet Nation's top 5 picks telling lesbian stories.

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BFI FLARE Opening Night Film - My Days of Mercy

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 February 2018

Tali Shalom-Ezer’s My Days of Mercy opens the Festival on Wednesday 21 March. Powered by stirring performances from Ellen Page (Juno, Inception & Freeheld) and Kate Mara (House of Cards, The Martian). Lucy (Ellen Page), the daughter of a man who is on death row, falls in love with Mercy (Kate Mara), a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is teste as her world begins to unravel.

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London Short Film Festival (LSFF)

Posted by VictoriaB on 07 January 2018

WE DARE TO FAIL: 15 YEARS OF LSFF CELEBRATES FESTIVAL’S LEGACY AND IMPACT ON BRITISH FILMMAKING 

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 15TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME

LSFF 2018 RUNS 12-21 JANUARY Feat. New Queer Visions, Barbara Hammer, Chris Kraus

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Review of Below her Mouth at BFI Flare

Posted by VictoriaB on 06 May 2017

Below Her Mouth is a refreshing feature film, screening at BFI Flare as part of the ‘Bodies’ programme, ‘Stories of sex, identity and transformation’.

Starring Erika Linder (one of the first female models to be cast as a male model) who plays androgynous Dallas, alongside Natalie Krill (Canadian actress and former dancer who has appeared in several films and television programmes such as ‘Orphan Black’) as Jasmine.

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BFI Flare 2017 review of West North West

Posted by PetitP on 03 April 2017

This is a story of an Iranian art student in Japan, who we see in the beginning arguing with immigration officer about renewing her visa and her not being able to as she have not found a job yet. Upset and emotional, she finds her self in a cafe, places in a culture where emotions are not expressed in public locations...

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BFI Flare 2017 review of Our Love Story

Posted by PetitP on 03 April 2017

A story of an art student in Seoul who is top of her class and about to have a major expo for end of the semester. Until she meets a cute bartender and they slowly get closer and closer to each other. We all know how the beginning can be. Missing classes and not spending enough time on tasks at hand... but then one of the birds have to move away from the nest, and perhaps it's too late to get back on the horse with other stuff... How we deal with this twist is what differentiates us...

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BFI Flare 2017 review of Trials and Liberations

Posted by PetitP on 03 April 2017

Trials and Liberations was a series of lovely documentary shorts focusing on trans, or gender non conforming individuals and their journeys to where they are today. Many touching ones that brought tears to my eyes, including one which told the story of how the trans flag was created.

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BFI Flare 2017 review of Crush

Posted by VictoriaB on 27 March 2017

Crush is a beautiful short film. 

Screening at BFI Flare as part of the Falling Free programme. Written and produced by Rosie Westhoff, who has been third assistant director on Eastenders in 2016. 

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BFI Flare 2017 review of A Date for Mad Mary

Posted by Planet Nation on 27 March 2017

"Mad" Mary McArdle (Seána Kerslake) returns to her hometown after a brief stint in prison and is immediately labeled as undatable, but she is determined to find a date to accompany her to her best friend's wedding.

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From Dawn to Dusk with a stunning story

Posted by Planet Nation on 26 March 2017

Dusk is the latest short from the hugely talented Jake Graf and the second in the trilogy (the first being Dawn). Planet Nation is proud to have been supporting Jake for a few years now, and have been hotly anticipating this latest short, which did not disappoint.

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