The Iris Prize is a film and media organisation committed to increasing audiences for LGBTQ+ stories. Our main projects include the annual Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Iris on the Move, our UK wide touring programme. Our partnership with Film4 / All4 delivers a million viewers for our Best British programme of shorts films. We also support the production of new content via the £30,000 Iris Prize; our Documentary Film Finance Fund invests £20,000 annually in one British documentary; and our community work funded by the Lottery Community Fund will soon have produced 50 short films! Iris also runs LGBTQ+ education and community outreach projects in Wales & the UK throughout the year.

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Our annual Cardiff based film festival with 25 partners in 20 countries is one of the biggest celebrations of LGBTQ+ film in the UK. We are a BAFTA-qualifying queer film festival and home of the prestigious Iris Prize £30,000 film award - the world’s largest short film prize. The 17th edition will open on Tuesday 10 through to Sunday 15 October 2023.

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Two Iris Prize Productions feature at the prestigious Roze Filmdagen in Amsterdam

• A National Lottery Community Fund Iris in the Community film “I Shall Be Whiter Than Snow” f

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How Not to Date While Trans - An interview with Nyala Moon

David: You play a fictional avatar in the film, but were any of the guys based on real-life dates? T

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2023 Submissions

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