Queer Vision 2017
Iris Prize Shorts: Honesty’s Edge 18 (CTBA)
The Iris Prize LGBT Film Festival is based in Cardiff. At the heart of Iris Prize is it’s short film programme with an award of £30,000 and support to the winner of the prize to make another short film. The quality of the latest Iris Prize shorts has been incredible, and Queer Vision have selected the best from the 2016 Festival to show across two screenings.
The Iris Prize Honesty's Edge programme presents a range of stories heartfelt, shocking and funny – each tale is taken to a point where courage and conviction is called for.
Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B
Dir: Cristine Berglund & Sophie Vukovic, Sweden, 15 min
67-year-old Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own. She retreats from the outside world and heronly connection is via sporadic visits from the home care services. But then new carer Frida knocks on her door and awakens feelings that Ingrid can't shut out. This sophisticated and raw portrayal was the clear winner at Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival.
Kaspar X: If I Had a Soul
Dir: Kaspar Wan, Hong Kong, 24 min
This short follows Kaspar’s personal journey through conversations with his family, his friends and with God, as he connects with his inner self and comes to terms with being a trans-man.
Dir: Marvin Lemus, USA, 12 min
What outfit would you like to be buried in? That's the question at the centre of this film about gay Latinas, a Catholic mother, and a vintage Armani suit.
Dir: Mitchell Marion, UK, 12 min
Alex is a gay paramedic who saves lives on the London chemsex scene, but can he save himself from it?
Dir: Toby Fell-Holden, UK, 17 min
Tina, a troubled teenage girl, is attracted to Dana, an Afghani girl, whom Tina tells us is oppressively victimised by her controlling substance abusing father. Initially, we trust Tina and admire her protectiveness of Dana on the violent estate, but as we watch their friendship blossom we come to suspect that something isn’t quite right.
Dir: Céline Devaux, France, 13 min
It’s Sunday, which means James goes over to his parents’ house for the usual family meal. The family ask questions, but don’t listen to James’ answers. The family give James advice, which they themselves don’t follow. In this extremely funny film, Celine Devaux explores the tradition of the family Sunday lunch and a situation we can all relate to.