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Iris Prize 2020

Iris Prize 2020

IRIS PRIZE 2020 -  PROGRAMME GOES LIVE FOR THIS YEAR’S LGBT+  VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE AND FREE IN UK THAT RUNS  6th  to 11th October 2020  

Iris Prize 2000 has now unveiled its full programme of LGBT+ screenings, talks, podcasts, events that will be available to view in the Virtual Cinema online for free on Eventive In UK from 6th to 11th October.  Expect appearances from many guests stars too. This includes information of the Opening Night and the Closing Night live Awards ceremony. Expect appearances from many special guests stars too.  The festival can be viewed as Live events, On Demand and Catch Up. 

The shortlist competing for both the main Iris Prize for international films and Best of British have already been revealed. They have been curated into a series of programmes that are scheduled across the duration of the festival. 

Here’s the Trailer for Iris Prize Best of British shortlist, supported by Film 4, featuring clips of all 15 films competing in this category. The music in the trailer is  ‘It's This Will Be The Day’ by Lady Brihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_mPgX9KIyo 

Here’s the Trailer for Iris Prize shortlist of 35 LGBT+ international films competing for £30,000  supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation. The song featured in the mintage is ‘Another Lover’ by Casi & The Blind Harpist.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmRHc6DtLBg 

Full details on how to view films on Eventive can found here - https://www.irisprize.org/howitworks/ 

There are UK premieres of 7 features films, including the debut feature of former Iris Prize shortlisted director, David Färdmar. Details can be found on the festival’s website 

Additionally, each day there will be Iris Prize Live TV!, presented by Tom Selway will be broadcasting daily at 7pm from Tuesday 6 October. It will be are live on Facebook, YouTube and Eventiive.  It will feature news and interview with filmmakers,and includes the festival’s own version of Loose Women hosted Welsh actor/writer Mathew David Hill and cabaret artist Jolene Dover.   

The special preview show gives you a taste of what to expect including the opening night, and you can view it here:  https://www.facebook.com/IrisPrizeFestival/videos/340945910529388 

Joining Iris for the whole festival are three podcasters, Robert Gershinson, Luyt Smith and Kayed Mason who will be offering their own unique, lively insights into the festival day by day.  Their podcasts will also be broadcast in Iris Prize YouTube Channel.

Iris Prize Festival opens on Tuesday 6th October and close on Sunday 11th October, with all screenings, talks and events available online for free. There will also be a pay-per-view catch-up service which will run until the end of October.          

The main festival sponsors are: The Michael Bishop Foundation, Welsh Government, the BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film 4, University of South Wales, Co-op Respect, Bad Wolf, Gorilla Group, Peccadillo Pictures, Pinewood Studios, Attitude Magazine, Diva Magazine and The Ministry of Sound.  

The festival also works in partnership with BAFTA Cymru, Pride Cymru and Stonewall Cymru. 

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Published: 29-Sep-2020

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