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Iris Prize Shorts

Iris Prize Shorts

Queer Vision 2021


Please note: This was streaming on Online in July 2021

Iris celebrates LGBT+ film all year round, including a BAFTA-qualifying queer film festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK each October. Now in its 15th year, Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival is home of the prestigious Iris Prize £30,000 film award - the world’s largest short film prize.

Iris also runs LGBT+ education and community outreach projects in Wales & the UK throughout the year.

These award-winning films from Iris 2020 tell modern LGBT+ stories from around the world with humour, heart and honesty, including the popular dark comedy winner from the Netherlands, Calf Muscle.

The 15th edition of the Cardiff based festival returns in October 2021. There are two programmes Joy and the Best of Iris 2020.

Joy (15) 54 mins

Need a laugh? Expect comedy of all kinds - from dark and surreal to laugh out loud joy – in this selection of LGBT+ short films guaranteed to get you giggling.

Peach | Rowan Devereux and Sophie Saville| 8 mins

When in Rome (Paese Che Vai)| Luca Padrini | 10 mins

1-1 | Naures Sager | 7 mins

Short Calf Muscle | Victoria Warmerdam | 13 mins

Break In | Alyssa Lerner| 16 mins

Best of Iris 2020 (15) 72 mins

Outstanding short films from the ones to watch.

Victoria – Runner Up, Iris Prize
Daniel Toledo Saura | Spain | 8 mins | 12A

Wings – Winner, Youth Award, Audience Award
Jamie Weston | UK | 18 mins | U

Better – Winner, Best British
Michael J Ferns | UK |15 mins | 15

Queens – Runner Up, Best British
Nick Bechman | UK | 18 mins | PG

Short Calf Muscle – Winner, Iris Prize
Victoria Warmerdam| Netherlands | 13 mins | 12A