2018 Programme
The best way to enjoy Iris 2018 with access to (almost) everything for the whole festival
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2018 Programme
Enjoy (almost) everything Iris from Friday to Sunday
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2018 Programme
Enjoy one full day of Iris, Wed-Sat with (almost) everything included
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Tue 09 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF
Kicking off the Iris Prize Festival 2018 in style
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2018 Programme
21:00
PARK INN
Start the festival as you mean to go on, with a party!
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Wed 10 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
10:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The first programme of Iris Prize shorts explores troubled, messy friendships with often brutal honesty
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2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The second programme of Iris Prize shorts tells 3 very different experiences of transgender family life
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2018 Programme
15:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Exploring casting, representation and authenticity as we discuss if LGBT+ roles need to be played by LGBT+ performers
In association with Queer Arts Collective
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2018 Programme
16:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
After a chance encounter introduces Nina to Magda, events begin to spiral out of everyone’s control
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2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The third programme of Iris Prize short films explore masculinity in a world where traditional gender roles are being challenged, while age-old rituals and prejudices persist
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2018 Programme
20:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Two young men spend a few days discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer
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2018 Programme
22:00
For tonight's party, journey with us to a surprise, as-yet-unannounced pop-up venue
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Thu 11 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
10:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The fourth programme of Iris Prize shorts sees outsiders and misfits begin to find both their place in the world & their pride
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2018 Programme
10:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
An often mind-bending and daring exploration of obsession and desire.
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2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Iris Prize shorts 5 takes us back with 3 fascinating documentaries offering vital, human stories from LGBT+ past and present
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2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
It's Christmas Eve, 1986, and Borja is a precocious teenager with a passion for film. As his family comes together, the suffocating Chilean heat, free-flowing drinks, and repressed desire lead to the eruption of long-held secrets
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2018 Programme
15:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Lesbians didn't always get to see themselves on screen. Female filmmakers share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they've expressed queer identity through film.
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2018 Programme
16:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Join our panel to discuss lesbian & bi women's cinema, the difficulties surrounding making films for this audience in a male-dominated film industry, and how the internet may be changing that.
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2018 Programme
16:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Iris Prize shorts programme 6 delves into the most honest and vulnerable stories as intimacy is shared - and longed for - in a host of different ways
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2018 Programme
18:00
When Joris and Yad meet, the spark is instant. But will true love have a chance to blossom? A charming romantic comedy
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2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Family and religious ties are often very similar, and sometimes one and the same, as the characters in this first batch of Best British shorts know all too well.
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2018 Programme
20:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Eva + Candela are two strong, independent women, drawn together by a powerful attraction and a shared desire to take on the movie world. But can their relationship withstand the gradual transformation from infatuation to routine?
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2018 Programme
21:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Art, fantasy and sexuality come together in this vividly shot film as Jim (Harris Dickinson) moves to the bright lights of London in search of like-minded souls with a love of culture and art.
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2018 Programme
22:00
Warm up your voices, tonight's party is our traditional - and legendary - karaoke night
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Fri 12 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
09:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Students from schools around Cardiff join us for a day of LGBT+ film, workshops and more
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2018 Programme
09:30
Welcoming participants at all stages of their film and media careers, the Producers Forum is a one-stop shop for filmmakers to share experiences and wisdom, discover opportunities and make new connections right here in Cardiff.
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2018 Programme
10:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The second programme of Best British shorts examines what life is like for queer people living in the UK today
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2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The seventh programme of Iris Prize shorts examines lives in transformation, and the resilience and grace with which those changes are met
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2018 Programme
15:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Join our panel to discuss the AIDS story on film as we approach the 40th anniversary of the crisis.
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2018 Programme
16:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The final programme of Best British shorts delves into history of queer lives in the recent past, with 4 fascinating documentaries covering a wide range of experiences
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2018 Programme
18:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Shot in stark black and white, 1985 takes us back to the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, as Adrian returns to his family's home in Texas with a secret.
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2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
With humour, empathy and an often jaw-dropping frankness, these Iris Prize short films shine a spotlight on those who find the freedom to live, love and be true to themselves.
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2018 Programme
20:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
America. The 1950s. Mrs Fairytale spends her days locked in a Technicolor fantasia where all her hopes and dreams would appear to have come true. But something troubling lurks behind the polished veneers
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2018 Programme
21:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
It's Christmas Eve, 1986, and Borja is a precocious teenager with a passion for film. As his family comes together, the suffocating Chilean heat, free-flowing drinks, and repressed desire lead to the eruption of long-held secrets
SUBTITLED
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2018 Programme
22:00
Start the weekend with tonight's party at popular Cardiff gay bar Mary's
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Sat 13 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
10:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The final programme of Iris Prize shorts takes an uncompromising, hard-hitting look at LGBT+ life in the modern world
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2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
When Vasudha’s son comes out to her as gay, her entire world comes crashing down around her. Their village in Southern India exists within a cocoon of tradition, and she has no-one to turn to dispel her fears and doubts
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2018 Programme
13:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
See the five films nominated by young people for this year's Youth Jury Award and vote for the winner
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2018 Programme
15:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Who are this year's top three in each category? Find out with clips from each of the six films plus a chance to chat with the nominated filmmakers and ask those burning questions.
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2018 Programme
18:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Leo is 22 and sells his body for cash on the outskirts of Strasbourg. The men may come and go, but Leo is looking for something more in this often tender exploration of broken hearts and lost souls
SUBTITLED
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2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
See the Top 6 films in full before the winners are announced on Sunday
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2018 Programme
20:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 14
Living on a houseboat in London, Kat and Eva are a pair of free spirits, but when Kat’s gregarious friend Roger pays a visit, a drunken conversation about parenthood becomes a plan that will test their relationship to its limits
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2018 Programme
21:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
An often mind-bending and daring exploration of obsession and desire
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2018 Programme
22:00
Join us in the exquisite setting of Chapel 1877 for tonight's party
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Sun 14 Oct 2018
2018 Programme
12:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Leo is 22 and sells his body for cash. The men come and go, but Leo is looking for something more in this often tender exploration of broken hearts and lost souls
SUBTITLED
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2018 Programme
12:00
Join us for the grand finale, with our huge awards party and celebration - the Iris Carnival!
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2018 Programme
14:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Living on a houseboat in London, Kat and Eva are a pair of free spirits, but when Kat’s gregarious friend Roger pays a visit, a drunken conversation about parenthood becomes a plan that will test their relationship to its limits
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2018 Programme
16:30
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
See the Iris Prize Best Feature Award winner
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2018 Programme
19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
Your first chance to view all the short film prize winners
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