LGBT+ Film Festival - Awards Night

16 years of sharing the best LGBT+ film

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival brings filmmakers from around the world to Cardiff, Wales, UK. Iris is home to the largest short film prize in the world – the coveted £30,000 Iris Prize. Supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation, the prize allows the winner to make their next LGBT+ short film here in Cardiff.

Iris also works with Film4 to share all Best British shortlisted films on All 4, the UK’s largest free streaming platform.

Find out more about the festival categories and awards

LGBT+ Film Festival

What happens at Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival?

  • See the very best LGBT+ short films and features
  • Panel discussions about filmmaking and LGBT+ life
  • Filmmaker Q&As with every short film screening
  • Special events and networking opportunities
  • Legendary parties

LGBT+ Film Festival - Opening Night

Iris is open, friendly and collaborative, with hundreds welcomed into our worldwide Iris Family every year.

Iris Prize is a BAFTA A-list qualifying festival. We have also been identified as one of the “50 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine 5 times, most recently in 2020.


Find out more & submit your film to Iris 2022 (NOW OPEN!)