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 16th edition will open on Tuesday 11 through to Sunday 16 October 2022 with most screenings taking place in Premiere Cinemas. Festival Passes are on sale now and the full Box Office opens on Friday 16 September.

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Iris 2022 hosts a retrospective of Norwegian Shorts – “Norway LGBTQ+ Focus”.

Cardiff-based film festival to host retrospective of LGBTQ+ short films from Norway

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

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2022 Iris Box Office is Open Now

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