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Global Gay Nation => Gay Identity - Queer as Volk? => Topic started by: Feral on October 05, 2007, 12:45:14 AM

Title: Iris Prize Festival
Post by: Feral on October 05, 2007, 12:45:14 AM
Gay film festival's 25,000 prize (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7026791.stm)

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A film festival featuring what the organisers claim is largest ever prize for a gay and lesbian short film is opening in Cardiff.

The inaugural Iris Prize Festival will screen the 30 films shortlisted for the prize, worth 25,000, and host premieres for feature-length films.

Talks, debates, workshops and parties will also be held at Chapter Arts Centre and Cineworld.

The prize winner will be announced on the festival's last day, on Saturday.

The prize will allow the winner to make their next short film in the UK.

Here's the festival's site (http://www.irisprize.org/index.html).

And... surprise, surprise... "Holding Trevor" (http://www.irisprize.org/programme/10315.html) is one of the entries. No doubt the other entries are good too. Alas, my unbounded enthusiasm for Jay Brannan rather skews my judgment on this point.
Title: Re: Iris Prize Festival
Post by: Feral on October 07, 2007, 05:48:20 PM
Drama wins 25,000 gay film prize (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7032376.stm)

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A coming-of-age drama about a lesbian teenager has won the 25,000 Iris Prize - thought to be the largest ever award for a gay and lesbian short film.