A time travelling 16 year-old boy leaves 1986 behind him and meets up with a teenager in 2015; the final week in work for a retiring University Professor; and a short film about two straight men connecting in a gay club are just some of the stories tackled by the finalists for the Pinewood Studios sponsored LGBT award.
Organisers of the Iris Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation have today (10/08/2015) announced the directors of 10 short films who will be competing for the Iris Prize Best British Short.
The winner of the Iris Prize Best British Short will be announced on Sunday 11 October 2015 during the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff. The winner will receive a post-production package to help with the making of their next film, comprising of sound mixing, sound track lay and dub plus layback. The package is worth an amazing £14,000 and is sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group.
“British films have always been well received at the Iris Prize Film Festival and we are delighted to be screening 10 of the best British LGBT shorts this year. I’m delighted that Pinewood Studios has agreed to sponsor this important prize, they represent everything which makes the British Film Industry the envy of the world,” said Festival Chair Andrew Pierce.
The films will be judged by a five strong independent jury, who will be announced later in the year.