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.


If you would like to screen this programme in your area, please book by emailing to adnan@irisprize.org (Available for booking in 2024)