Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival culminates with an award ceremony, announcing winners in 14 categories. The Iris Prize awards are decided by a jury of figures from the world of film and the LGBTQ+ community.

The main award, the Iris Prize, is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. The Iris Prize is the largest short film prize in the world, with the winner receiving £30,000 to make their next short film. The Iris Prize offers a very rare opportunity to develop a new LGBTQ+ short film, fully funded and benefiting from the best support, equipment, and crew the UK has to offer.

Through this process, the Iris Prize has seen the creation of twelve  new short films, with the thirteenth and fourteenth currently in pre-production.

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The Iris Prize Awards & Prizes