We are delighted to confirm that Iris Prize will be in Brighton from 2nd May to 2nd June 2019 as part of Brighton Fringe. We’ll be showing 5 programmes of short films from Iris 2018 at The Warren: The Bunker, a much-loved pop-up festival site at Victoria Gardens in central Brighton. With more than 80 screenings over the course of the festival, as well as two talks and introductions from the Iris Team over the opening weekend, this will be a fantastic, busy month for Iris in Brighton.
Best of Iris – International (15)
These award-winning films from Iris 2018 tell modern LGBT+ stories from around the world with humour, heart and honesty – four outstanding short films from the ones to watch.
Screenings on: Thu 2 May 9.15pm | Fri 3 May 1.45pm & 9.15pm | Sat 4 May – Wed 8 May 7.45pm | Wed 15 May, Thu 16 May, Wed 22 May, Thu 23 May 12.15pm | Thu 9 May, Sat 11 May, Mon 13 May, Sat 18 May, Mon 20 May, Sun 15 May, Wed 29 May, Sun 2 June 4.45pm
Best of British (15)
From the world’s most romantic chip butty to finding acceptance where you least expect it, these are the best British Best of British short films from Iris 2018.
Screenings on: Thu 2 May – Fri 3 May 7.45pm | Sat 4 May – Sun 5 May 4.45pm | Tue 7 May – Wed 8 May 4.45pm Fri 10 May, Mon 13 May, Fri 17 May, Mon 20 May, Fri 24 May 12.15pm | Wed 15 May, Sun 19 May, Wed 22 May, Sun 26 May, Thu 30 May 4.45pm
These three films explore those moments when we’re at our most honest and our most vulnerable, as intimacy is shared – and longed for – in a host of different ways.
Screenings on: Thu 2 May – Wed 8 May 10.45pm | Fri 10 May, Tue 14 May, Fri 17 May, Tue 21 May, Fri 24 May, Tue 28 May, Sat 1 June 4.45pm
Gender & Family (12)
How does coming out as transgender, or introducing a transgender partner, affect our relationship with our family, or our role as a parent, a daughter, a son?
Screening on: Thu 2 May 6.15pm | Fri 3 May 4.45pm | Sat 4 May 1.45pm | Mon 6 May – Wed 8 May 1.45pm | Thu 9 May, Tue 14 May, Tue 21 May 12.15pm | Sun 12 May, Thu 16 May, Thu 23 May, Mon 27 May, Fri 31 May 4.45pm
Best of Iris – Youth (PG)
These colourful films explore LGBT+ lives around the world, telling universal stories about friendship, love and acceptance, as well as an honest exploration of the adversity faced by some in being their true selves.
Screenings on: Fri 3 May – Wed 8 May 12.15pm | Sat 11 May – Sun 12 May 12.15pm | Sat 18 May – Sun 19 May 12.15pm | Sat 25 May – Sun 2 June 12.15pm
Best British Winner Claire Lawrie & Cast (includes screening of Best British 2018 winner Beyond ‘There’s always a black issue, dear’) – Sun 5 May 1.45pm
Meet Team Iris – Mon 6 May 4.45pm