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IRIS PRIZE 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

IRIS PRIZE 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2017 Iris Film Winners announced at carnival celebration in Cardiff Swedish director Mikael Bundsen wins international Iris Prize for Mother Knows Best (Mamma Vet Bäst). “A brilliantly scripted and intense short film which uses a great economy of shots to tell a powerful and universal story.” Dionne Edwards’s film We Love Moses wins the Best British […]

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BERWYN ROWLANDS | INTERVIEW

BERWYN ROWLANDS | INTERVIEW

Berwyn Rowlands, Director of the Iris Prize, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about the plans and highlights at this year’s LGBT film festival. What’s your role at the Iris Prize? My official title is Festival Director but over the past two years I’ve also been called the Managing Director as this title better reflects the […]

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BE A JUDGE AT IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | COMPETITION

BE A JUDGE AT IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | COMPETITION

How would you like to be a judge at Iris? Buzz Magazine in partnership with the Iris Prize Festival are looking for individuals who love film. Your task is to watch 10 new feature films and choose the winner of the Best Feature Award sponsored by Buzz. You will also need to select the best […]

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CHRISTOPHER SCHAAP | FILM INTERVIEW

CHRISTOPHER SCHAAP | FILM INTERVIEW

Filmmaker and actor Christopher Schaap of Prom King, 2010 chats with Suryatapa Mukherjee about black and white romance films and being a prom king. I read about the idea for the movie coming from you scribbling the title on a wall. Yeah – so, I was in Prague. I was studying there. That’s actually where […]

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IRIS PRIZE | BUZZ TV

The Iris Prize festival is the world's largest LGBT Film Festival with the short film winner recieving £30,000 to make a feature film. The festival runs from 7th to 11th Oct 2015.

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IRIS PRIZE 2013 | VIDEO

IRIS PRIZE 2013 | VIDEO   Great summary of what the Iris Prize is all about: Iris Prize 2013 from Adrian Naik on Vimeo. Or see Buzz TV’s adventure at the Iris Prize 2013: Buzz at the IrisPrize 2013 from Buzz Magazine on Vimeo.

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IRIS PRIZE: Festival Highlights

Looking over the Iris Prize’s feature film programme for 2013, James de Gruyther explores some of the highlights of this year’s festival.   Burger A film by returning 2012 Iris winner, Magnus Mork, who has crafted this lovingly made character study. Beautifully shot on location in Cardiff at a (yes you’ve guessed it) burger bar, […]

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JAY BEDWANI: Iris’s Cardiffian Contender

Though it’s based in Cardiff, the Iris Prize is an internationally renowned film festival and 2013 brings about the involvement of 14 different countries – including the USA, Brazil, Israel and Australia. This October, six years after it began, the Iris Prize has nominated its first Welsh film-maker: Cardiff-born Jay Bedwani. Though Jay has been […]

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Eyes on the Prize: Iris Prize 2013

Year on year, the Iris Prize brings inspiring and surprising films to the cinematic forefront – not just for South Wales but for those all over the world. Bethan Hunter discovers that 2013 looks just as promising.   South Wales isn’t exactly known as a direct rival to Cannes. Glistening white beaches, Mediterranean climes and […]

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IRIS PRIZE | FESTIVAL REVIEW

“the Iris Prize really is something for Cardiff to be very, very proud of. Also featuring an education day, talks, a Producer’s Forum, and numerous networking opportunities, this is one six-year-old that should be shouting its sheer, shining, superb selfdom from the rooftops.”