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The 2020 Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film4
The wait is over for 15 filmmakers as the organisers of the Iris Prize have today announced the directors of the short films who are competing for this year’s Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film4
Additionally, for the first time in the festival’s history, UK audiences can join in the experience by watching all the nominated shorts for free online. It also means the Iris Prize, which runs 6th to 11th October, will be reaching a wider audience than ever. The montage of the 15 films competing for the 2020 Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film 4 is available here, please enjoy. The shortlisted films, selected from a record number of submissions, explore a multitude of stories reflecting richly diverse LGBTQI+ experiences of contemporary British life in cities or countryside. The filmmakers invite audiences on journeys of self-discovery and belonging from childhood into old age. These are tales of falling in and out of love, addressing personal battles lost and battles won, all are filled with tears, laughter or hope. This is a joyous celebration of how we express our individuality in our community, our family, and the wider world, helping to bring us together. The winner will receive a package of services sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group. Details of the 15 shortlisted films can be found here. This year also marks the first of new three-year sponsorship agreement with British producer/broadcaster Film4. The agreement will see Film4 acquire broadcast and streaming rights to each of the 15 British LGBT+ short films shortlisted for the newly rebranded ‘Iris Prize Best British Short Supported by Film4’. Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director, commented: “Congratulations to the Class of 2020, in a year where good news is at a premium, I’m delighted we have 15 superbly crafted stories to share in the Best British competition. This year was particularly competitive year with many previous Iris alumni not making the final 15. “I can’t wait to share these films for the first time with a UK wide audience. I hope that the many thousands who have shown an interest in Iris but have been unable to join us in Cardiff for our annual celebration of LGBT+ cinema, will get a better idea of what the fuss is all about. These films are without a doubt the best of the best.” Tim Highsted, Senior Editor, Acquired Feature Films for Film4, commented: “The Iris Prize, with its focus on diversity, inclusion and new voices, and its setting in Cardiff, is a perfect fit for Film4. Short form content is a critical proving ground for rising talent, but with new platforms allowing for a wider range of voices to be heard, it’s also increasingly a draw for viewers. We’re delighted to congratulate this year’s shortlisted films and look forward to giving these filmmakers a chance to reach a nationwide audience through Film4 on All 4.” All of the nominated films are eligible for consideration for BAFTA and can automatically be entered by the filmmakers. You can view all the shortlisted films with extra details about the directors and images by following this link: irisprize.org/bestbritish The 35 international short films competing for the Iris Prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation will be announced shortly with £30,000 prize going to the winning director. The Iris Prize continues to be the world’s largest LGBT+ short film prize. The festival opens on Tuesday 6th October and close on Sunday 11th October, with all screenings, talks and events available online for free. There will also be a pay-per-view catch-up service which will run until the end of October. The main festival sponsors are: The Michael Bishop Foundation, Welsh Government, the BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film4, University of South Wales, Co-op Respect, Bad Wolf, Gorilla Group, Peccadillo Pictures, Pinewood Studios, Attitude Magazine, Diva Magazine and The Ministry of Sound. The festival also works in partnership with BAFTA Cymru, Pride Cymru and Stonewall Cymru.