As Cardiff begins to prepare to host the biggest gathering of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, the 16th Iris Prize Film Festival’s Opening Night brings you the best of Welsh filmmaking, with six new short films being premiered on the Opening Night on Tuesday 11 October at 7pm.
Angharad Mair from S4C’s primetime magazine programme returns as host for the evening, along with special guests and filmmakers from around the world. This is the moment during the festival when Wales shouts loud and proud to the world – look what we are, and here are our stories.
The international celebration of diversity and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community begins at 7pm with the UK premiere of six short films made in Wales, four of which were created by women:
- Cardiff, directed by Sarah Smith (winner of the 2019 Iris Prize)
- Blooming, directed by Efa Blosse Mason and Sophie Marsh
- I Shall be Whiter than Snow, directed by Frederick Stacey
- Queens Cwm Rag, directed by Lindsay Walker
- Sally Leapt Out Of A Window Last Night, directed by Tracy Spottiswoode
- G Flat, directed by Peter Darney
Opening is a night of two halves as guests leave Premiere Cinemas and take a few steps to the Capitol Shopping Centre which is transformed for the night into party central when guest will be entertained by festival partners the Co-op and offered a chance to taste some amazing food created by David Llewellyn from the Co-op’s Delicious Food Team.
All-inclusive tickets to the films and party are available for only £12.
Buy Tickets from 16th September here