Poster for the ‘Fresh Flare: LGBTQ+ Short Films from UK’ digital film festival
Sunday 18 July 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021

The British Council and the Athens International Film Festival are joining forces once again and taking part in Athens Pride. With the support of the British Embassy, we are delighted to invite you to a series of free online screenings that will introduce talented and brave queer voices from the British short film scene to Greek audiences.

Organised in association with BFI FlareFresh Flare is a British Council international touring programme which takes us on a journey across the UK and beyond, from urban sprawls to rolling rural landscapes, from towering penthouses to crumbling housing estates, and through churches, night clubs, swimming pools and hair salons. It is a journey from oppression and shame toward liberation, celebration and acceptance. Though the journey is not always easy, the films in the programme celebrate how far we have come, the distance we still have to travel, and the importance of freedom and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people not only across the UK, but throughout the world.

Fresh Flare films

  • Crashing Waves by Emma Gilbertson
  • Landline by Matt Houghton
  • Treacle by Rosie Westhoff
  • Anemone by Amrou Al-Kadhi
  • Marco by Saleem Haddad
  • Night Out by Amelia Hashemi
  • Ladies Day by Abena Taylor-Smith

The films will be hosted on the Athens International Film Festival’s digital platform from 18 to 25 July 2021.

To pre-book your free ticket, create an account at