The Iris Prize Film Festival is an annual celebration of LGBT+ filmmaking in Cardiff, Wales. This year, the festival will take place from 8th-13th October and offers attendees the chance to enjoy a packed 6 day programme of LGBT+ films, events and parties.
The festival awards some of the best new filmmaking talent around the world. This includes the largest short film prize in the world, the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize. You can find out more about the outstanding 36 shortlisted entries here. There are also awards for Best British Short, Best Feature, Best Performance in a Male Role, Best Performance in a Female Role and the Youth Jury Award.
Festival goers can purchase a Full Festival Pass, Weekend Pass or Day Pass from the Iris Prize Festival website. Full Festival Passholders can enjoy everything the festival has to offer including every short film programme, every feature film (including Q&A sessions), the Iris Carnival and Awards Show, all talks and industry events and parties every night! The weekend programme entitles attendees to access to these events from Friday-Sunday, including the Awards Show itself. Alternatively, you can purchase a day pass for events taking place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
To find the full event programme, and to purchase your tickets, please visit the Iris Prize Festival website.
Want to travel to this event?
The festival takes place at venues across Cardiff including Cineworld and the USW Atrium. All venues are easily accessible by local bus services. They are also in a short walking distance of Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations.
Please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient public transport route, along with times and services that are running.
If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.
We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!