2023 Festival Highlights
2023 Iris Awards

17 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 Channel 4, the UK’s largest free streaming platform.

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.