Are there be any in-person events or screenings available to delegates?

There will be no in-person events or screenings within the Industry delegate offer for 2021.

Is there a delegate centre? There will be no delegate centre for 2021. All delegate assistance will be available online. For any queries or questions please email for industry and for press.

Is there be a physical brochure?

There will not be a physical brochure for the festival or industry programme. However both the full public and industry programme are available online.

Will there be any ‘in-person’ networking events for Industry delegates? Due to current health and safety regulations there will be no networking events for Industry delegates, but we encourage industry delegates to use Swapcard to network with other industry professionals.

When will the press and industry screenings take place?

The virtual press and industry screenings will take place at designated times. You will need to log in to Shift72 to view films at a set time and these films will only be available for a limited period. In most cases the accessibility window for films will be 1 hour and the films will be uncapped unless otherwise stated. Within this hour you will need to start streaming the film, you can continue to stream the film after this hour however if you leave the browser window after the accessibility window you will lose access to the film. The press and industry screening schedule will be available closer to the festival start date. All press and industry screenings will take place between the 15 and 28 March from 9am throughout these dates.

Is there a digital viewing library for Flare delegates?

As with our previous festivals some films will be available to access on our digital viewing library throughout the duration of the festival. These will be accessed via Shift72. All shorts will also be available on BFI Player for members of the public between 17and 28 October.

How do I access industry events?

Industry events will either be streamed using the virtual press and industry platform (as with press and industry screenings) or via a webinar sign-up link which you will also find on the relevant event page on the virtual press and industry platform. Although the events are timed, the majority of events will be available to re-watch until the end of the festival.

Can I access the digital library and press and Industry screenings if I am based outside of the UK?

Due to rights restrictions, unfortunately only those based in the UK can access both the digital viewing library and the press and industry screenings. We are therefore unable to offer press and industry accreditation to those based outside of the UK for this year’s festival but look forward to welcoming all international delegates to BFI Flare in 2022. Festival filmmakers will still be given access to a delegate pass; however, those filmmakers based outside of the UK will be unable to access online screenings on Shift72.

Who can I contact about my accreditation?

Industry and Film Academy delegates: email
Press delegates: email
Festival filmmaker delegates will be contacted directly.