About Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival at Cardiff
Iris Prize brings the best LGBT+ film from around the world to Cardiff each October. Home to the world’s largest short film prize, the festival also features filmmaker Q&As, workshops, events and legendary parties. This is supported through a worldwide network of 25 partner festivals in 19 countries who nominate films each year, alongside open submissions.
The Iris Prize is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation and continues to be the largest LGBT+ short film prize in the world. With the winner receiving £30,000 to make their next short film in the UK, Iris is exactly what film makers need – funding, support, guidance and of course a warm welcome into the Iris Prize family. To date 9 short films have been produced with the winning filmmakers of the Iris Prize, with the 10th currently in post-production.