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How do you decide who's perfect for your film? Our panel discuss the world of acting on screen
In the journey to equality we move frustratingly forwards and backwards, but these British films offer up a ray of hope.
Modern LGBT+ life explored in all its diverse, mixed up, messy glory
Selected by a group of young people from Into Film and Pride Cymru, this selection of LGBT+ films were nominated for the 2020 Youth Jury award
Hear from this year's international filmmakers, hailing from 20 countries from around the world.
Distributors talk gay sex on screen. How are attitudes changing here in the UK?
Grapple with the trickiest of questions in this selection of films on moving forward, breaking free and finding your own place in life.
A panel of young people from across Wales discuss the changing face of LGBT+ representation in our media
Explore the latest research and development projects in the creative screen sector in Wales and across the UK
Cast & crew from the very first Iris Production, made in Cardiff with Dee Rees, look back on the experience
Watch back over the results of this year's Iris Academy film trailer workshop
Catch up on the Opening Night celebrations at Iris 2020, with 4 short films including the UK premiere of SAM
See what happened at our live 2020 awards, as we announced the winner of this year's Iris Prize & more
Need a laugh? Expect comedy of all kinds - from dark and surreal to laugh out loud joy – in this selection of short films.
Two documentaries that explore the challenges – and celebrate the victories - of existing while black and queer.
It started as a fairy-tale romance, they were destined to be together, but what if fairy tales aren’t meant to last forever?
Two former lovers reunite after a long ago painful break-up
After fate pushes two women together, a friendship develops. However, it soon becomes clear that they both have their carefully guarded secrets.
Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way-too-hot summer.
Sandro's life in the dry, dry state of Goiás, Brazil is monotonous. That is until Maicon, a man straight out of a Tom of Finland illustration, shows up.
An unexpected friendship blossoms after a young family moves in next door to a trans woman named Gossamer.
After being sent to prison, Jamie finds himself caught in a war between love and loyalty that threatens to plunge the whole prison into chaos.
After voicing support for marriage equality at school, teacher Kevin is forced to confront rumours, betrayal and deep-rooted prejudice
A young village police officer finds himself hopelessly out of his depth as he pursues a dangerous stranger through the nocturnal woods.
These five films dive into a world of unknowns, bravely exploring love and life for the very first time.
Leonardo is blind and longs for independence. But after meeting Gabriel, he finds himself questioning all of his best laid plans.
Stories that say no matter what, “We are here, and we’re going to be okay.”
Living up to your family’s high hopes can be almost impossible to navigate, especially as an LGBT+ person
Navigating desire, racism, family and what we hope to find at the end of the line.
In this pair of documentaries, two very different couples tell real stories that joyfully transport us into their worlds.
Explore moving stories of loss, awakening, finding connections and making sure that pivotal moment doesn’t pass you by.
These carefully crafted, poetic short films explore very real, very human experiences.
Each night during Iris 2020 we went LIVE from Cardiff to the world. Catch up with what happened
The Iris Prize is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation