The British Film Institute has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s LGBTQI+ Flare festival, two days before it was due to begin “due to the scale and complexity of running a large international film festival with filmmakers set to travel from across the world”.
In a statement released to media the BFI said, “BFI Flare is a very special and long standing festival with a loyal and dedicated following and we realise that this is a very disappointing situation for audiences, our staff and Festival teams and all of the incredibly talented and passionate filmmakers involved. We know this decision affects individuals in different ways and we respectfully ask people to please bear with us over the next days as we work through the impacts of cancellation and also look at ways of sharing some elements of BFI Flare digitally.”
At the moment BFI Southbank and many cultural venues around the UK remain open to the public in line with current advice from the UK government.
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