Best of Iris 2023

A curated collection of extraordinary short films that have been honored and celebrated at the 2023 Iris Prize Film Festival.

UK & Canada, 54 Mins

Best of Iris 2023 Trailer:

Realness With A Twist (Winner: 2023 Youth Jury Award) – Rated 12A

Director: Cass Virdee

Producer: David Giles & Maria Salcher | Writer: Cass Virdee & David Giles

UK, 12 Mins

Synopsis: A talented footballer is forced to battle between his secret passion for voguing and the fear of his team-mate’s disapproval.

Ted and Noel - Co-op audience award winnerTed And Noel (Winner: 2023 Co-op Audience Award) – Rated PG

Director: Julia Alcamo

Producer: Dan Hodgson, Mary Pattisson

UK, 25 Mins

Synopsis: Ted and Noel deals with a grieving LGBTQ+ activist who tries to find the strength for one last campaign.

Best British winner - Channel 4F**ked (Winner: 2023 Best British) – Rated 15

Director: Sara Harrak

Producer: Emma Hammond, Meg Salter, Sara Harrak | Writer: Meg Salter

UK, 6 Mins

Synopsis: What exactly are the rules in an open relationship? With no rulebook, it’s down to the couple to draw their lines… F**KED raises the question many of us secretly ask ourselves – have I really explored and enjoyed my own sexuality?

Scaring Women At Night (Winner: 2023 Iris Prize) – Rated 15

Director. Karimah Zakia Issa

Producer: Lindsay Blair Goeldner & Rosalind Goodwin

Writer: Karimah Zakia Issa & Ace Clamber (story by Ace Clamber)

Canada, 11 Mins

Synopsis: Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection forcing them to question who they’re afraid of and why.

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