LGBTQ+ Film Festival - Awards

16 years of sharing the best LGBTQ+ film

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

LGBTQ+ Film Festival

What happens at Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival?

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

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.