Submissions have opened for the 2022 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival

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The festival has also announced a new documentary film finance fund, sponsored by FROOT and Aberystwyth University BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL Excellent news, DIVAs! Submissions for the 2022 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival are now open. Searching for ground-breaking LGBTQI short and feature films, this year’s awards have 11 [….]

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Best British shorts available for streaming on All 4 from 29 Nov

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This year’s festival celebrated a range of LGBTQI stories in film, with wins from Senan Kara and Rebel Dykes BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Great news, DIVAs! The fifteen LGBTQI films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short, supported by Film4, will be available on Channel 4 and All 4 from [….]

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, [….]