Wales Arts Review proudly presents a playlist of the 5 shortlisted films from 2016’s Iris Community and Education Short Film Awards, as announced in February of this year.
The organization responsible for running the Iris Prize, the world’s largest LGBT short film prize, was awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £247,462 to launch and run a new project called Iris in the Community. The project will work to build tolerance and understanding of Wales’ LGBT communities, promoting equality and diversity alongside community cohesion.
The project will run for three years and involve 36 communities across Wales. Each project will include the production of a short film and the production of a film festival.
The next festival will take place from 10 through 15 October 2017.
All One in Christ – Changing Attitude, Trawsnewid Agwedd Cymru
Total Recurl – NHS Velindre
Awareness in LGBT Sport – LGB&T Sport Cymru
My First Pride – Pride Cymru Youth Council
Ashford and Charlie – Mencap Cymru
The Iris Prize is Cardiff’s International LGBT Short Film Prize and is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation and continues to be the only LGBT short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a new film. Iris is what film makers need – funding, support and guidance. The winner receives £30,000 to make their next short film in the UK.