SCREEN: Fancy joining us for for an exclusive screening of Cocoon?

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DIVA meets Leonie Krippendorff, writer and director behind this new queer coming of age film BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PECCADILLO PICTURES Cocoon is the impressive second feature from Berlin-based writer and director Leonie Krippendorff. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, it’s an honest and tender coming-of-age tale that every woman [….]

SCREEN: Wings announced as the winner of the Iris Prize Audience Award

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Wings sees LGBTQI legend Miriam Margolyes star in a love story that spans over six decades  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Wings, directed by Jamie Weston, has been confirmed the winner of the inaugural Co-op Audience Award at the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The heart-warming love story between two Land Army girls during World War [….]

EXCLUSIVE: Your first look at Cocoon

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The queer film on everyone’s radar, hot off the heels of it’s Iris Prize success  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Opening the generation section of the Berlinale 2020 where it had its World Premiere, Cocoon is the impressive second feature from Berlin-based writer and director Leonie Krippendorff.  It’s a tender story of first times during a heated summer. [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival announces 2020 winners

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Short Calf Muscle from the Netherlands wins the prestigious Iris Prize 2020  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Short Calf Muscle, directed by Victoria Warmerdam, has been announced the winner of the Iris Prize 2020, Cardiff’s International LGBT+ Short Film Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. This was the first time in the festival’s 14 year history [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize 2020 begins tonight!

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The opening night of Iris Prize 2020 will bring a variety of films, talks and music entertainment  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Tonight, the 14th edition of Iris Prize will open its first virtual festival, available online and for free to audiences across the UK.  The international celebration of diversity and visibility of the LGBTQI community will [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize announce high-profile and diverse jury members

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Previous Iris Prize winners reunite for international jury along with Team GB international hockey player, Sarah Jones  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This week, our lovely friends at Iris Prize welcomed a fresh group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members judging the films in Best of British and the [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize 2020 reveals shortlist of 35 international films for £30,000 prize

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UK wide audience can share the experience for the first time by watching all the competing films online for free  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Iris Prize, the world’s largest international LGBT+ film prize, have released the 35 filmmakers which are set to compete for the £30,000 prize money this year with their shortlisted films.  Iris Prize [….]