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Fair Play: the queer sports film

A panel discussion on representation on the screen and on the field.

With only one openly gay topflight professional footballer in the world, and trans athletes relentlessly subjected to scrutiny, it could be said that the LGBTQIA+ community and the world of sport do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. The ‘queer sports film’ then, may seem an odd niche, but this year’s BFI Flare Festival features several films sitting at this intersection of genres.

Fair Play is a panel discussion that will explore what on-screen representation might mean for queer athletes in real life, how to prep actors for sporting roles, how to capture the blood, sweat and tears of the action and how the filmmaker’s own sporting experiences have shaped them as individuals and creatives.

Panellists include:


Host: Billie Collins – writer

Event Details

March 20 • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm



BFI Reuben Library
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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