Flare returns with another fantastic line-up of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex-themed films from around the world.

The festival runs from 21 to 31 March.

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After his mother’s sudden death, 15-year-old Socrates must learn how to fend for himself in São Paulo.
Little Miss Westie
Little Miss Westie
Story of Ren, the first out transgirl to compete in the Little Miss Westie Pageant. Coaching her through the competition is her older brother Luca, who previously took part in the pageant when he lived as a girl.
Vision Portraits
Vision Portraits
A black, gay filmmaker who is losing his sight explores the lives and work of other visually impaired artists in this documentary.
From Zero To I Love You
From Zero To I Love You
When Peter bumps into handsome businessman Jack in a gay bar, they begin a passionate relationship, in spite of Jack being married. Peter keeps ending up with married men and realises that if his life is ever going to get better, something needs to change.
Papi Chulo
Papi Chulo
A TV weatherman in an emotional crisis strikes up a platonic friendship with a married migrant worker.
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
The thoughts and life of Pepsi, a transgender woman born in the Philippines, now living in Italy.
No Box For Me. An Intersex Story
No Box For Me. An Intersex Story
A burgeoning movement aims to demystify intersex identities and stop the practice of forced surgical interventions.
From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.
Knife + Heart
Knife + Heart
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
A teenager is forced to choose between a charismatic young man he meets in a detention centre and his own sense of moral integrity.
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Flare Features

The performers
Jamie Patterson on working with Derren Nesbitt, Steve Oram and Jordan Stephens on Tucked
Beyond the bright lights
Jamie Patterson on drag, gender, family and Tucked
Something magical
Jason Barker on gender, spirituality and A Deal With The Universe
Raising expectations
Jason Barker on filming his attempts to have a child in A Deal With The Universe
A real joy
Kyle MacLachlan on high school acting and playing a father in Giant Little Ones
Keeping up appearances
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

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