Friday, October 9th, 2020

Iris Prize Film Festival is HERE


Now in its 14th year, Iris Prize celebrates LGBT+ film all year round, including an international queer film festival in Cardiff, Wales each October. Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival is home of the prestigious Iris Prize £30,000 film award, the world’s largest short queer  film prize.  

Some winners use this money to fund their debut feature films. They include  Dee Rees for Pariah in 2007,  and Daniel Ribeiro  for – Don’t Want to Go Back Alone  in 2011. 

This year there are 35 outstanding LGBTQ+ short films from around the world competing for the IRIS Prize and they will be available online and free in the UK from 6-11th October 2020. They include ALL GOOD THINGS directed and co-written by Australian filmmaker Simon Crocker. 



Plus there are 15 amazing LGBT+ short films from the UK and the Winner  will receive a package of services sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group. See them all Online & Free from 6 – 11 October 2020. They include My God, I’m Queer directed by Matt Mahmood-Ogston and the film asks if you can be Muslim and gay.

Then there are & new queer feature films which are being streamed FREE in the UK BUT you will need to move fast as there is a limit to the number of tickets they are releasing and some of them are already fully subscribed.
They include THE PRINCE,  the directing debut of filmmaker SEBASTIÁN MUÑOZ is  one of  most homoerotic prison movies we have seen for some time, and it bears the influences of other queer movies of that genre.  The main difference of this tale set in ALLENDE’S CHILE in the 1970s is that  young Jaime (JUAN CARLOS MALDONADO) ….. who is given the nickname The Prince …. is  actually happy to be in jail.



Plus DRY WIND:   Sandro is an ordinary middle aged bear with extra pounds on his belly and extra hairs on his back. Pretty average for a bear who knows the summer heat of youth is gone and winter is coming. Though engaged in a passionate affair with co-worker Ricardo, he has an obsessive unfulfilled fantasy for Maicon Unable to commit, Sandro fatefully drives Ricardo into the arms of Maicon in this brand new drama from Brazilian filmmaker DANIEL NOLASCO who previously directed  Mr Leather



6 – 11 OCT 2020


Posted by queerguru  at  12:28


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