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Cardiff's international LGBT+ short film festival
The world's biggest short film prize, which empowers the winner to make a new film

Iris Prize site 15th Iris Prize Festival
5-10 OCTOBER 2021
in Cardiff, Wales


2 0 2 1   F I L M S
S H O R T S . . .

ACRIMONIOUS (Emden, UK)
AND JUST TWO MORE (Mohammadi, Irn)
ARE YOU STILL WATCHING? (Cardy/Polichtuk/Chrystal, Aus)
BABA (Arbor/Ali, UK)
BABY BOY (Hall, UK)
A BEAUTIFUL FORM TO SEE (Zeidan, UK)
BEFORE THE ERUPTION (Toledo, Sp)
BETWEEN US (Scott-Grimes, Can)
THE BINDING OF ITZIK (Benkov, US)
A BIG LIFE (Brownfield, Aus)
BIRTHDAY BOY (Lebeau, UK)
BONDE (Luccas, Br)
BONHOMME (Raoul, Fr)
BUFFALO (Paull, US)
BUTTERFLIES (Koifman, Ned)
DO I KNOW YOU? (Ghrioghair, Ire)
DRAGGED UP (Tunbridge, UK)
DUET (Xu, Chn)
EGGSHELLS (Doytcheva, Bul)
EN CE MOMENT (Vittorini, It)
FACTORY TALK (Rachel/Hyde, UK)
FROM A TO Q (El fadli, UK)
GOD'S DAUGHTER DANCES (Byun, South Kor)
THE GURGLE OF WATER (Buckland, UK)
HOW TO DIE YOUNG IN MANILA (Vargas, Phl)
THE HUNTER (McConell, US)
INERTIA (Johns, UK)
IRIS GUIDE TO STORYTELLING: ON SCREEN (Williams, UK)
JACKFRUIT (Nguyen, Ger)
JOHNITA (Reter, Isr, 14mins) THE LEAF (Zang, US)
LEAF BOAT (Blosse-Mason, UK)
LESBIAN (Baker, UK)



MUST BE PAINFUL (Semler, Cz)
THE NIGHT TRAIN (Carlsson, Swe)
NOOR & LAYLA (Mirza, US)
NOT IN TANZANIA (Rosenlund-Hauglid, Nor)
PITOC E ICINAKOSIAN (Gerry-Ottawa/Ottawa-Dube, Can)
POP (Roe, UK)
A PRESENT LIGHT (Amarante, Por)
PRIVATE PHOTOS (Grabowsky, Br)
S.A.M. (Eyre-Morgan, UK)
SILVER AND GOLD (Pulford, UK)
SKINNY FAT (David, UK)
THE SONG WE SANG (Neharsh, Ind)
SPLIT SOLE (Boulton, UK)
A SUMMER PLACE (Matheou, Fr)
TERROR, MY SISTERS (Langlois, Fr)
THREE LETTERS (Smith, UK)
WE WILL BECOME BETTER: SANSARA (Gavriss, Rus)
WHY DID SHE HAVE TO TELL THE WORLD? (Pobjoy, Aus)
YOU WILL STILL BE HERE TOMORROW (Hanley, US)


F E A T U R E S . . .

GOODBYE MOTHER (Di, Vie)
FIREBIRD (Rebane, UK)
LOVE SPELLS AND ALL THAT (Unal, Tur)
NOT KNOWING (Yilmaz, Tur)
REBEL DYKES (Shanahan/Williams, UK)
RURANGI (Currie, NZ)
SAINT-NARCISSE (La Bruce, Can)
SWAN SONG (Stephens, US)

Iris Prize site 14th Iris Prize Festival
6-11 OCTOBER 2020
virtually from Cardiff


2 0 2 0   A W A R D S . . .

Iris Prize: SHORT CALF MUSCLE
Feature: COCOON
UK Short: BETTER
Audience Award: WINGS
Actor: Leandro Faria Lelo (DRY WIND)
Actress: Lena Urzendowsy (COCOON)
Youth Prize: WINGS

2 0 2 0   F I L M S
S H O R T S . . .

1-1 (Sager, Swe)
ALL GOOD THINGS (Croker, Aus)
BABY (Levandov, US)
BATHROOM TROLL (Immediato, US)
BETTER (Ferns, UK)
BLACK LIPS (Chiarella, Aus)
BLACKN3SS (Paulino, Br)
BOYS (Soroka, Isr)
BREAK IN (Lerner, US)
CICADA (Xie, Cz)
CINDY (Griffiths, UK)
THE CYPHER (Solomon, US)
DIRTY (Puccini, US)
DOWN DOG (Xu, US)
DRIFTING (Bo, Chn)
DUNGAREES (Rubinstein, UK)
GO HOME POLISH (Smith, UK)
HIS NAME (Thor, Ice)
JUST ME (Tyler, UK)
MANDEM (Ogunmuyiwa, UK)
MY GOD, I'M QUEER (Mahmood-Ogston, UK)
OCTOBER (Mann, US)
ON MY WAY (Larcin, Bel)
ON THE RED HILL (Winstone, UK)
ORVILLE + BOB (Griswold, US)
PAINT THE DRAGONS' EYES (Lucas, UK)
THE PASSING (Wong, UK)
PEACH (Devereux/Saville, Aus)
POMPEII (Lighton/Alessi/Morgan, UK)
PRETTY GIRL (Fox, Ire)



QUEENS (Bechman, UK)
QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK (Smith, UK)
SAVING CHINTU (Tyagi, Ind)
THE SCENE (Corley, UK)
SELMA AFTER THE RAIN Menezes(, Br)
THE SHAWL (Kiener, US)
SHEAR AVORY: TO BE CONTINUED (Cerda, US)
SHHH! (Kjeldner, Nor)
SHORT CALF MUSCLE (Warmerdam, Ned)
SNAKE (Volkashin, Mac)
THRIVE (Di Spirito, UK)
UNTITLED SEQUENCE OF GAPS (Kirchenbauer, Ger)
VICTORIA (Saura, Sp)
THE WAY WE ARE (Wong, Can)
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE RING (Chen, Tai)
WHEN IN ROME (Padrini, It)
WINGS (Weston, UK)


F E A T U R E S . . .

GOSSAMER FOLDS (Donato, US)
ARE WE LOST FOREVER (Fardmar, Swe)
COCOON (Krippendorf, Ger)
THE TEACHER (Ming-Lang, Tai)
BETWEEN THE SEASONS (Kim, Kor)
DRY WIND (Nolasco, Br)
THE PRINCE (Munoz, Chl)

iris Iris
Prize

Iris is the god of the rainbow — the universal symbol of sexual diversity. She is also a messenger.
P R I Z E   W I N N E R S   &   C A R D I F F   P R O D U C T I O N S
Iris Prize winners...
2007: PARIAH (Dee Rees, US)
2008: COWBOY (Till Kleinert, Ger)
2009: STEAM (Eldar Rapaport, US)
2010: THE SAMARITAN (Magnus Mork, Nor)
2011: I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE (Daniel Ribeiro, Br)
2012: THE WILDING (Grant Scicluna, Aus)
2013: GORILLA (Tim Marshall, Aus)
2014: ALL GOD'S CREATURES (Brendon McDonall, Aus)
2015: VESSELS (Arkasha Stevenson, US)
2016: BALCONY (Toby Fell-Holden, UK)
2017: MOTHER KNOWS BEST (Mikael Bundsen, Swe)
2018: THREE CENTIMETRES (Lara Zeidan, Leb)
2019: BLACK HAT (Sarah Smith, US)
2020: SHORT CALF MUSCLE (Victoria Warmerdam, Ned)

Iris Prize productions...
2010: COLONIAL GODS (Rees)
2011: BOYS VILLAGE (Kleinert)
2012: LITTLE MAN (Rapaport)
2013: BURGER (Mork)

2014: HURT'S RESCUE (Scicluna)
2015: FOLLOWERS (Marshall)
2016: SPOILERS (McDonall)
2016: D & DAISY (Stevenson)

2019: INVOLUNTARY ACTIVIST (Blundsen)
2020: A BEAUTIFUL FORM TO SEE (Zeidan)
Rich Cline was on the Iris Prize Jury in 2010.
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