Tom Abell announced as new chair of LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize

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The future of Iris is bright, DIVAs! 🎥 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE In a moment of renewal for LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize, Tom Abell has been announced as the new chair. As the MD of Peccadillo Pictures, Tom is a respected figure in film, having been awarded the inaugural Iris Prize [….]

DIVA supports The Iris Prize 2021 in Cardiff, with wins from Rebel Dykes and Senan Kara

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The queer film festival championed LGBTQI women and non-binary people BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY THE IRIS PRIZE Taking place last weekend in Cardiff, the Iris Prize 2021 was a true celebration of LGBTQI film. The winners were announced on Saturday night at a special awards ceremony, with attendance from directors David Färdmar and Peeter [….]

Iris Prize unveils nominees for the Best British Short Prize

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Can’t make this year’s festival? Continued sponsorship from Film4 means that all of the shortlisted projects will be available to view on All 4 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, The Iris Prize is the largest LGBTQIA+ short film prize in the world. A six-day celebration of film, [….]

Welcome to the Queer Emporium, a magical must-see collective of LGBTQI-owned businesses in Cardiff

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Whether you’re a local, or you’re planning a visit to the Welsh capital over the summer, make sure to stop by this shopping utopia BY POLLY ANGELOVA My first visit to the Queer Emporium started off with the intention to quickly pop in, ask owner Yan White if he’d be happy to answer some questions, [….]

COMMUNITY: Cardiff Women celebrate their 10 year anniversary

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Amy Richards shares her experience of forming Cardiff Women, a hugely successful LGBTQI social group BY AMY RICHARDS Just over 10 years ago I was sitting alone in my room, thinking there must be other gay women in Cardiff who wanted to meet up to do normal things like go for a walk, have a [….]

WATCH: Iris Prize release three, free female-led films

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Each of the films released by the LGBT+ Film Festival has a focus on female filmmakers BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA IRIS PRIZE Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have today confirmed they are making three short films from the Iris archive available for free on their YouTube channel. That’s right folks, three short [….]

Here’s a rundown of the Iris Prize 2019 Shortlist 🌈

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15 British films exploring the ups and downs of modern LGBT+ life entered for the £20,000 prize  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced details of the 15 short films competing for the Best British Award this year and there are some absolute gems in there you won’t want to miss! There’s [….]