Skip to main content

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival


08 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024


Cardiff City Centre

Google map

Event Info

The Iris Prize is a film and media organisation committed to increasing audiences for LGBTQ+ stories. Their main projects include the annual Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Iris on the Move, our UK wide touring programme.

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival brings filmmakers from around the world to Cardiff, Wales, UK. Iris is home to the largest short film prize in the world – the coveted £30,000 Iris Prize. Supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation, the prize allows the winner to make their next LGBTQ+ short film here in Cardiff.

Iris also works with Film4 to share all Best British shortlisted films which are streaming now on Channel 4, the UK’s biggest free streaming service.
Through Iris on the Move, they aim to make inclusive LGBTQ+ films accessible to people across the UK.

The 18th festival will take place in person from 8 – 13 October 2024 and Iris Online will be available for viewers in the UK until the end of October.

Play Play

Highlights from Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2023, the 17th edition


Sign up to the Visit Cardiff e-newsletter today to receive exciting Cardiff news, events, special offers, things to do and more from the Visit Cardiff team.