#FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign returns for a fourth edition from 21 March – 1 April 2018. British Council in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival are making five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over a 12-day period. Last year, the films were viewed 1.8 million times by people in 202 countries and principalities, including parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty.
Date: Monday, 26th March 2018
Venue: Todi Mill Social, Mumbai
Goldfish / Greece, 10 mins: Yorgos Angelopoulos’s ‘Goldfish’ follows 7 year old Stratis, who reveals to his father that his goldfish is gay and is named after Tom Daley.
Landline / UK, 11 mins: Matt Houghton’s ‘Landline’ is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers.
Handsome and Majestic / Canada, 12 mins: Co-directors Jeff Lee Petry and Nathan Drillot’s ‘Handsome and Majestic’ is a moving documentary about a trans boy overcoming discrimination at high school.
Goddess / India, 13.10 mins: Karishma Dev Dube’s ‘Goddess’ shows a young woman and her housemaid transgress class and gender boundaries – but who risks more?
Uninvited / South Korea, 20 mins: Seung Yeob Lee’s ‘Uninvited’ follows Jungho who has to hide all traces of his boyfriend after his mother pays an unexpected visit to his house.
#FiveFilms4Freedom 2018 Official Trailer: www.youtube.com/
Meet the filmmakers: Short YouTube Interviews with all 5 directors:www.britishcouncil.org/