IRIS IS UNIQUE- WE DON’T JUST SHARE FILMS; WE INVEST IN NEW CONTENT.

By offering the Iris Prize which- at £30,000- is the world’s largest LGBT short film prize, Iris supports the development of up and coming filmmaking talent.

Each year, the winning filmmaker of the coveted Iris Prize is invited back to the UK to make a new film with the support of the Iris Prize team. Through this process, the Iris Prize has seen the creation of seven new short films, with the eighth in pre-production. Each of these diverse and remarkable films showcases a wealth of filmmaking talent from around the globe, offering a significant investment from Iris to the world of LGBT filmmaking.

Find out more about the amazing films the Iris Prize has brought into being below. If you are interested in screening or buying the rights to any of the Iris Prize productions, or have any further enquiries, please contact grant@irisprize.org.

Iris Productions
Director: Brendon McDonall
Writer: Brendon McDonall
Producer: Grant Vidgen
Director Of Photography: Jack McAvoy
Cast: James Peake and Tom Mumford
UK / Australia, 22 mins
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Iris Productions
Director: Carys Lewis
Writer: Bethan Marlow
Cast: CATRIN MORGAN, NATALIE PAISEY, GILLIAN ELISA, I-KAY AGU, KIA SHAH
UK, 10 min
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Iris Productions
Director: Till Kleinert
Writer: Till Kleinert
Director Of Photography: Martin Hanslmayr
Cast: Ben Thorne, Andrew McQueen, Hannah-Rose Jones.
UK / Germany, 22 min
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Iris Productions
Director: Magnus Mork
Producer: Grant Vidgen
Director Of Photography: Øystein Mamen
UK / Norway, 11min
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Iris Productions
Director: Dee Rees
Writer: Dee Rees
Producer: Nekisa Cooper
Director Of Photography: Bradford Young
Cast: Said Mohammed, Cornell John
UK/US, 29 mins
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Iris Productions
Director: Tim Marshall
Writer: Tim Marshall
Producer: Grant Vidgen and Christina Radburn
Director Of Photography: David Wright
Cast: Valmai Jones and Mark Oliver
UK / Australia, 12 min
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Iris Productions
Director: Grant Scicluna
Producer: Grant Vidgen & Jannine Barnes
Director Of Photography: László Baranyai ASC HSC
Cast: Alfred Camp, Imola Gáspár, Alfred Lee, Alexander Brooks
UK/Australia, 15min
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Iris Productions
Director: Eldar Rapaport
Writer: Eldar Rapaport and Dalit Ziv
Producer: Grant Vidgen and Christopher Racster
Director Of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Cast: Daniel Boys, Darren Evans, David Hempstead, Thomas Charles Middler, Jamie Thompson, James Beaumont, Dan Edwards, Craig Jurassic, Geraint Nott
UK / Israel, 22 mins
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