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Entertainment The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival to take place online this year

05:00  26 september  2020
05:00  26 september  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival will take place 6 - 11th October 2020 and has contingencies in place should the festival be forced to move online . 1 . As Iris is an LGBT+ film festival , all entries should be for, about or of significant interest to LGBT+ audiences, and must have been completed within 2 years

The Iris Prize Film Festival was first founded in 2006, celebrating LGBT+ short films from international filmmakers here in Cardiff.

Heading into it's 14th year, the film festival has welcomed 35 new contestants into the mix as they compete for a £30,000 prize to help fund their next film.

The festival, which normally holds an award ceremony, is set to take place online.

This year, the festival will take place online from October 6 to 11. More information on how to watch the festival is available from the Iris Prize website.

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See more of Iris Prize Festival on Facebook. 35 outstanding LGBT+ short films from around the world will compete for the title and the winning director will receive £30 You'll be able to watch these 35 films , plus the Best British Shortlist and much more exciting content online and FREE this year !

Iris Prize Festival , Cardiff. 3,631 likes · 27 talking about this · 98 were here. Celebrating LGBT+ film in Cardiff & beyond with an international LGBT+ Celebrating LGBT+ film in Cardiff & beyond with an international LGBT+ film festival , community outreach projects & the world's largest short film prize .

Iris Prize has 25 international partner festivals who nominate films each year for the Iris Prize shortlist, with the rest being chosen by a jury from a record number of films entered through open submissions.

All films hone in on aspects of LGBT+ themes and life. From India, Macedonia and the UK each film celebrates life of the LGBT+ community here in Wales and across the world.

The festival also offers other awards including: Best British Short, Best Feature and more.

' My Brother is a Mermaid ' took the top spot for Best British Short last year. The short film focused on the life of a trans feminine teenager in a prejudice filmed coastal town. Director, Alfie Dale, worked closely with transgender charity Mermaids from conception through to post-production. The charity advised on trans inclusive casting and ensured the story was told in a truthful and positive way.

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See more of Iris Prize Festival on Facebook. We're continuing to shine the Iris spotlight on the 15 films competi ng for The Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film 4. See them all and more at Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2020, Online & Free from 6 – 11 October 2020.

See more of Iris Prize Festival on Facebook. You'll be able to watch these 35 films , plus the Best British Shortlist and much more exciting content online and FREE this year ! The 15 amazing LGBT+ short films from the UK competing for The Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film 4 have

Acknowledging the challenges that this year’s event have presented, Andrew Pierce, Iris Prize Chair said: “Back in April we watched everything around us change as life here in the UK and the rest of the world became a frightening journey into the unknown.

"Almost everything that we knew for certain was taken away from us. During the height of the pandemic the entertainment sector became a lifeline, sharing stories to entertain millions during the lockdown. It also became a victim as the need to protect people from Covid-19 meant we had to stop filming.”

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the event will take place online and will be free to watch with an optional paid service for watching the festival on repeat.

Last year saw Los Angeles based director, Sarah Smith, take home the prize for her work as director on short film ' Black Hat '.

The film follows a Hasidic man who comes to terms with his sexuality as he's introduced to the world of LGBT+ nightlife and culture.

History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers' eyes .
BERLIN (AP) — As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president's view through the Brandenburg Gate and a banner perched in front of it accused the United States of breaking an international agreement “to prevent the rebirth of German militarism.” A western newsreel documented the crowds cheering Kennedy on the western side as well as the East German stunt, the narrator noting that Kennedy didn't get a good look at the gate, because "the Iron Curtain was supplemented by a giant cloth one, as the Communists made sure he saw their propaganda.

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