Organisers of the 27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival have hailed the event a success after attendance numbers rose to a high of 22,000, up on last year’s festival.
Highlights of the festival included screenings of Out in the Dark, Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary I Am Divine, and Taboo… Yardies.
The BFI says the a majority of screenings across the 11 day festival sold out and average capacity stood at 86%.
Clare Stewart, Head of Exhibition and Festival Director said, “This is a tremendous result and we are delighted to have brought so many great films and events to audiences who have responded fantastically to the programme.
“The atmosphere was electric and this success underlines the importance of the festival in forging a future in which diversity is celebrated and LGBT stories make it to the screen.”