14 October 2019
• BLACK HAT, a drama set within LA’s Hasidic community and directed by Sarah Smith, wins the £30,000 prize for an international LGBT+ short film

• Teen trans drama MY BROTHER IS A MERMAID, directed by Alfie Dale, wins the awards for Best British Short and the Audience and Youth Awards.
By Berwyn Rowlands
04 October 2019
“We’ve seen in the news recently disturbing images of anti-LGBT+ protestors picketing a Birmingham school over its positive attitude towards diversity. I’m proud to show the world we do things differently in Wales.”
By Berwyn Rowlands
20 August 2019
Actors and directors from Australia, Philippines and USA to attend Cardiff based LGBT+ film festival to introduce 14 feature films including 2 UK and 1 European premiere

Iris to celebrate documentary films during a special strand of short and feature films which includes European premiere of new trans documentary Changing the Game

Live BSL screenings for closing weekend as festival strives to be more inclusive
By Berwyn Rowlands
16 August 2019
36 short films compete for the 2019 Iris Prize

19 countries represented in Cardiff final including for the first time Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia

The £30,000 prize continues to be funded by The Michael Bishop Foundation
By Berwyn Rowlands
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