BFI Flare

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BFI Flare (formerly the London Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalLLGFF) is held every spring at the National Film Theatre (NFT). It began as a season of gay and lesbian films at the NFT in 1986 and 1987 under the title "Gay's Own Pictures", curated by Peter Packer of the Tyneside Cinema, and was renamed the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 1988. Having been a two week festival for many years, the festival ran for a week in 2011, and10 days in 2012.

In 2014 the festival was renamed BFI Flare to make it more inclusive.[1]

Every summer, a selection of feature films and short films shown at the Festival goes on tour around the UK.

The Derek Oyston Film Award was presented at the LLGF from 2009 to 2013.

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  1. "London Lesbian and Gay film festival becomes BFI Flare" The Guardian, 19 February 2014.