Become an Iris Member and join 200+ members who enjoy a year round programme of events and benefits including preview screenings, restaurant and cinema discounts and complementary tickets for events. Why not join today and enjoy the company and benefits of this growing family?

Iris Prize Membership is open to everyone aged 18 or older, and the membership fee for 2017/18 (valid until 31 August 2018) is only £15.00. 


Iris Prize Membership benefits:

  • Purchase an Iris Prize Festival VIP Pass (2017 price 135, members price £120) – the Iris Prize Festival VIP Pass gets you into all the Iris Prize Festival screenings, talks and official parties – including the Producers Forum and the Iris Carnival.
  • Purchase tickets for the Iris Carnival which incorporates the 2017 Award Show (2017 price £50, members price £40) – We are taking over the Depot on Dumballs Road and the delightful Heather Small will be headlining our sound stage. She will be joined by festival favourite Lily Beau and Climbing Trees who’s track Fall features in the 2017 Iris Prize Montage. Matt Lissack, from Capital FM is also back by popular demand to present the Iris Awards Show.
    The carnival will also include the Co-op Food Village with a host of Welsh suppliers ready to feed the hungry guests. They include: Boss Brewing Company; Village Dairy; Frank’s Ice Cream; Radnor Hills Mineral Water Co; Village Bakery; Edwards of Conwy and the Authentic Curry Company. The food village is an excellent way to demonstrating a flavour of the diversity of great Welsh food and drink available in its stores across the UK.“Our biggest party every – that’s the promise”
  • Invitations to special screenings and events – working with our partners at Cineworld, Bafta and Ffotogallery Iris will offer access to an event programme with exclusive member-only activities.
  • Iris Prize Member Parties – as an Iris Prize Member you get to meet other members and guests of Iris during the Summer Garden Party and Christmas drinks receptions and numerous other events.
  • Priority booking and extra 5% discount on reduced members price!  – Available from 23 August – 5 September 2017. Members can book their tickets for the Iris Prize Festival on-line – you will need your membership number to secure the extra 5% discount and complete the transaction.  The full 2017 Iris Prize Festival programme is live and as a member you can book until 5 September 2017 – we can guarantee availability for members for all orders placed before the public box office opens on 6 September 2017.

With your membership card you can also save money at these amazing Cardiff based partners:

New for 2017/18

  • The Stable, 71 Bridge Street: 15% off the full bill (including alcohol)
  • Chapel 1877, Churchill Way, Cardiff. CF10 2WF: 20% off total bill (including alcohol) You must book in advance – available Sun – Thursday.
  • Cineworld, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff: Secure the student rate for screenings (£4.50) for any film, any time (excluding 3D)
  • Pulse, Churchill Way, Cardiff. CF10 2HD: FREE entry to club and bar before 12 midnight and 10% off food bill
  • The Cinnamon Tree, 173 Kings Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff. CF11 9DE: 10% off total bill (including alcohol)
  • The Happy Gathering, 233 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AL: 20% off food bill
  • Kemis Pontcanna, 186 – 188 King’s Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff. CF11 9DF: 10% off total bill (including alcohol)
  • Katiwok, 92 Crwys Road, Cardiff. CF24 4NP: 20% discount on all orders over £15



Iris supporters who commit to accommodating a visiting film maker or jury member, or who volunteer with the Iris team receive all membership benefits for free, as well as the additional benefit of an Access All Areas Pass.

This famed ‘Friend of Iris’ pass gains you admission to all Iris Prize Festival screenings, talks, filmmaker brunches and parties, and a discounted Award Show ticket.


To help ensure Iris can continue to offer winning film makers the opportunity to make a new short film we have established the Iris Prize Short Film Fund. Members who are willing to donate at least £150 to the Iris Prize Short Film Fund will receive all of the benefits of being a Friend of Iris, as well as seeing their donation put to good use in supporting the Iris Prize itself. Iris Short Film Patrons will also receive an on-screen credit on the Iris short produced in the year of their donation.