About The Iris Prize at Cardiff

Iris Is The Home of LGBT+ Filmmaking. A BAFTA-qualifying festival, Iris has also been identified as one of the best 50 film festivals in the world for filmmakers by MovieMaker Magazine 4 years in a row. The festival prides itself on sharing the very best of LGBT+ filmmaking in Cardiff each October. 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.


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