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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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IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Chris Williams rounds up this year’s Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff’s celebration of international LGBT cinema. Ten years ago, when the Iris Prize Festival started it was a three-day festival; now in its 11th year, the Iris Prize is a six-day long, BAFTA recognised festival – meaning automatic BAFTA qualification for the 15 British films – […]

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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 […]