Iris Awards show 2023
After a week of watching the films and talking about the films we get to discover who the juries believe deserve the awards. This is always a very special evening as we meet to celebrate excellence in storytelling. 13 Award will be presented on the night in the following categories:
Short Film Awards:
- Iris Prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation
The largest LGBTQ+ short film prize in the world with £30,000 to make your next LGBTQ+ short and an invitation to sit on the 2024 International Jury.
- Iris Prize Best British Short sponsored by Film4 and Pinewood Studios
The winner will receive an exclusive screening of their film at Pinewood Studios complete with red carpet, and a welcome reception with drinks and canapés. All shortlisted British films will be broadcast on Channel 4 and streamed on their online streaming service.
And the following performance awards in a British short sponsored by Out & Proud with a cash award of £250 each.
- Best British Performance in Female Role
- Best British Performance in a Male Role
- Best British Performance Beyond the Binary
- Iris Prize Youth Jury Award
Sponsored by Cardiff University for Best Short chosen by a jury of young people.
Iris Prize Audience Award for best short film at Iris sponsored by the Co-op (presented in November)
Feature Film Awards:
- Iris Prize Best Feature Film Sponsored by Bad Wolf
- Iris Prize Best Performance in a Male Role in a feature film sponsored by Attitude Magazine
- Iris Prize Best Performance in a Female Role in a feature film sponsored by DIVA Magazine
- Best Performance Beyond the Binary in a feature film, sponsored by Peccadillo Pictures
The following three awards are sponsored by Mark Williams in memory of Rose Taylor.
Community Award – £250 to enable the community group to make further films
Education Award – £250 to enable the school/youth group to make further films
Micro Short Award – £100 to enable the filmmaker/group to make further films
USW Atrium Theatre USW, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN (October 14, 2023)