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Iris Prize Film Festival is HERE

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  Now in its 14th year, Iris Prize celebrates LGBT+ film all year round, including an international queer film festival in Cardiff, Wales each October. Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival is home of the prestigious Iris Prize £30,000 film award, the world’s largest short queer  film prize.   Some winners use this money to fund their … Continue reading



Becoming Cherrie : a journey so worth taking

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  The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival based in Cardiff, Wales awards the largest short film prize in the world – the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize.  It’s enough money for filmmakers to convert their shorts into full-length features like past winners like Daniel Ribeiro ‘The Way He Looks’ and Dee Rees ‘ Pariah’. This last … Continue reading



Mother Knows Best wins the £30,000 Iris Prize

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  Swedish filmmaker Mikael Bundsen has just won the 2017 Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International LGBT Short Film Prize. This prestigious Award now referred the being part of the ‘Gay Oscars’, comes with  a massive £30,000,  thanks to the generosity of The Michael Bishop Foundation. The prize money will allow Bundsen to make a new short … Continue reading




The Iris Prize Festival blooms again.

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One of queerguru’s very favorite Film Festivals kicks open tomorrow Wednesday 7th October in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The centerpiece of the Festival is the Iris Prize,  known to film aficionados as the Gay Short Film Oscars,  as it is the world’s largest short film prize with a whopping £30,000. Funded by the Michael … Continue reading



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