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Tue 10 Oct 2017
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19:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF
Kicking off the 11th Iris Prize Festival in style!
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Wed 11 Oct 2017
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10:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The search for the winner of this year’s Iris Prize begins with a programme of short films all featuring female protagonists, and based largely around themes of memory and perception.
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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Our second programme of international short films takes us from the troubles of contemporary America to the paranoia and prejudice of 1960s Britain, via one of Israel’s most important memorial days.
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15:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Speakers from Chapter and Cardiff University join us to discuss the unique issues surrounding LGBTQ+ people and dementia
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16:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
A showcase of international documentaries, encompassing everything from frank and moving character studies to an animated snapshot of gay life in contemporary, post “Arab Spring” Egypt.
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19:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Gabrielle is making 'How to do it' - a graphic book about sex - whilst navigating a blossoming friendship with a writer she admires.
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20:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.

(Icelandic with English subtitles)
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Thu 12 Oct 2017
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10:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Culture and chance encounters play a major part in our fourth programme of films shortlisted for the 2017 Iris Prize, taking us from Norway and the Netherlands to the commuter trains of Mumbai.
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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
A second collection of short films with women as their protagonists, Programme 5 gives us an insightful look at the world of Drag Kings alongside three touching tales of teenage self-discovery.
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15:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, we look back at how cinema addressed homosexuality and what it was like to be an LGBTQ+ cinema goer in the 60s.
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16:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Our sixth programme of shorts competing for the Iris Prize takes a look at ageing and the tensions between desire and duty, with everything from expletive-ridden comedy to a thoughtful meditation on family and religion.
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18:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Join Lisa Gornick for a sexy, funny live drawing show and a launch for the real life 'Book of Gabrielle'
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19:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Our first programme of films competing for this year’s Best British Short offers four very different takes on gender, family and parenting.

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20:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
As Zaynab, a 30-something Pakistani Muslim, falls for Alma, a bold & very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

(English, Urdu & Spanish with English subtitles)
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22:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
During a heat-wave in Brighton, a mysterious drifter comes between a rich brother and sister.
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22:00
Now a legendary part of the festival, join us at The Kings to party and sing like no-one's listening.
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Fri 13 Oct 2017
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09:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Our annual film industry day, featuring panels, networking and one-to-one mentoring opportunities with professionals from across the world of filmmaking in association with Capital Law.
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10:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Women filmmakers dominate the shortlist in this category, but our second programme of British Shorts is centred around women’s stories, with an emphasis on youth and growing up.

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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
With issues surrounding gender identity at the forefront of current debate, we are very pleased to present a programme of short films with trans and non-binary characters and subjects as their focus.
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15:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Led by DIVA editor Carrie Lyell, women from the world of film and media discuss and dissect the sexism that still prevails in our industry.
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16:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Masculinity and male relationships come under the spotlight in Best British Shorts Programme 3, with everything from hard hitting drama and comedy to animation.
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18:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Gabrielle is making 'How to do it' - a graphic book about sex - whilst navigating a blossoming friendship with a writer she admires.

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19:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Our eighth programme of Iris Prize shorts includes some of the most explicit, frank and hard-hitting films you are likely to see this year, from a graphic depiction of a sex party to a vibrant meditation on sex and sensuality, but there’s still plenty of room for emotion and humour!
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20:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
A young romantic navigates college dating while striving to reconcile homosexuality with his classic, cinematic ideals.
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22:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
An aimless teenager struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
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You can't miss this one - our annual Pulse party is guaranteed to be a fantastic night with some stories to tell the next morning!
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Sat 14 Oct 2017
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10:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Our final programme, and the end to our search for this Iris Prize winner, features three very different takes on the theme of mothers and sons, from the brightly coloured streets of small-town Spain to one woman’s emotional visit to a sex shop.
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11:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
From well-known Hollywood neo-noir thrillers, to underground queer filmmaking, to the extremities of European art cinema, let’s take a moment to consider representations of bisexual desire on screen.

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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

(Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles)
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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Your chance to view and vote in the Youth Jury shortlist, programmed by and for young people
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15:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Once the jury deliberations are over, find out who is in the final running when we screen the top three Best British films as part of Super Saturday!

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18:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
An erotic tale of identity and sexuality set in modern day Brazil.

(Portuguese with English subtitles)
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19:00
Once the jury deliberations are over, find out who is in the final running when we screen the top three Iris Prize films as part of Super Saturday!
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20:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

(Xhosa, Afrikaans & English with English subtitles)
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22:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
After the tragic death of his brother, 17 year-old Miklós' world comes crumbling down.
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22:00
Join us at Chapel 1877 for a final night of festivities before we announce our Iris Prize winners tomorrow!
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Sun 15 Oct 2017
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12:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
An aimless teenager struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
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12:00
The Iris Prize Awards, Live Music, Street Food and a whole lot of celebrating to be done - join us at Depot to close this year's Iris Prize Festival in style.
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14:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
As Zaynab, a 30-something Pakistani Muslim, falls for Alma, a bold & very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

(English, Urdu & Spanish with English subtitles)
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16:30 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

(Xhosa, Afrikaans & English with English subtitles)
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19:00 - CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Your first chance to view all the short film prize winners
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