As part of our ongoing Outreach work at Iris we are inviting film submissions to compete in the Iris Prize Community, Education and Micro Awards. Open to those in the UK outside Wales for the first time, the awards will take place for the in January 2020 in Llandudno Junction, North Wales.

IRIS PRIZE COMMUNITY AWARD

This category is about community groups based in the UK. Your short film must be 20 minutes or less and should be related to or be of interest to LGBT+ audiences and completed within 2 years prior to the submission deadline. We consider a Community Group to be a group which works for the public benefit or the benefit of its members or a group who share a common interest (such as sports teams; choirs etc.) Charities or public sector organisations would be considered eligible to submit under this category, but we would not accept submissions from commercial businesses.

The winner of the Iris Prize Community Award will receive £250 prize money to enable them to make further films. One representative from the winning community group will be invited to Iris on the Move, Llandudno Junction to sit on the 2021 Iris Prize Community Award jury. This will include provision of accommodation and meals. In addition, the winning film will also be screened at your community meeting place together with films selected from the Iris Prize archive.

 

IRIS PRIZE EDUCATION AWARD

This category is open to schools/colleges/other education establishments or youth groups based in the UK. Your short film must be 20 minutes or less and should be related to, or be of interest to LGBT+ audiences and completed within 2 years prior to the submission deadline. At least 90% of participants involved in making the film must be under the age of 20 years.

The winning school or youth group will receive £250 prize money to enable them to make further films. One representative from the winning school or youth group, will be invited to Iris on the Move, Llandudno Junction to sit on the 2021 Iris Prize Education Award jury. This will include provision of accommodation and meals and where the representative is under 18 years of age this will include a chaperone as appropriate. In addition, the winning film will also be screened at your school/club together with age-appropriate films selected from the Iris Prize archive.

IRIS PRIZE MICRO AWARD

This category is open to any individual or group based in the UK. Your Micro short film must be 1 minute or less and should be related to or be of interest to LGBT+ audiences and completed within 2 years prior to the submission deadline.

The winner of the Iris Prize Micro Award will receive £100 prize money to enable them to make further films. The individual film maker or one representative from the winning group, will be invited to Iris on the Move, Llandudno Junction to sit on the 2021 Iris Prize Micro Award jury. This will include provision of accommodation and meals. In addition, the winning micro short will also be shared via the Iris Prize Instagram and YouTube channels.

PRE-SELECTION PROCESS

Viewing by the pre-selection jury will take place after submissions close on 20 December 2019. The pre-selection jury will shortlist the best of the entries to compete for each category, which will be screened as part of the Iris on the Move event in Llandudno in January 2020. The pre-selection jury’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Successful entrants will be informed that their work has been shortlisted by mid-January 2020.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Any questions? please contact mark@irisprize.org or 029 2023 2746