New strand to celebrate Best of British at Iris 2014

Iris Prize logo has a make-over to celebrate new Best of British strand. Best British Short Award will be judged by new independent jury.

Organisers of the Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International gay and lesbian short film prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation have announced plans for a new strand to celebrate the Best of British.

The new strand will screen up to 10 of the best short films produced by film makers in Britain over the past 24 months. The films will be judged by an independent British Jury who will present the winning film with the Iris Prize Best British Short Award.


The submissions process is open and film makers can submit here: The closing date for submissions is Friday 4th July 2014. All films submitted for the Best British Short will also be considered for the main Iris Prize. The Best of British jury will be independent of the International Jury who will be responsible for the main Iris


The winner will be announced during the Iris Awards on Sunday 12th October 2014.

British films have always been well received at the Iris Prize Film Festival and we are delighted to be screening more British shorts this year. This new development will also allow Iris to have a closer relationship with more local film makers,” said Festival Chair Andrew Pierce.