The Festival itself will be held in Cardiff from 7 – 10 October 2009 and there will be three awards, as follows:
Iris Prize – Cardiff’s International gay and lesbian short film prize:
The Iris Prize, valued at £25,000 will allow the winner to make their next short film in the UK. The prize is the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize and is open to any short film which is by, for, about or of interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex audiences.
Skillset Best UK Short:
The winner of the best UK short will receive £1,000 to be used for training. The Award is sponsored by Skillset.
Iris Prize Best Feature Award:
The winner of the best feature film award will receive £1,000. The award is sponsored by Martin Briggs, Independent Financial Adviser.
Award winners at the 2008 Iris Prize Festival were:
Iris Prize: Cowboy, Directed by Till Kleinert
Skillset Best UK Short: James, Directed by Connor Clements
Iris Prize Best Feature Award: Dream Boy, Directed by James Bolton
Full details of the Iris Prize Festival, plus information on how to submit a film, may be found on the official website, link here.
(Cross-posted at Bird of Paradox)