The 2010 Iris Prize Festival starts this evening in Cardiff. The international gay and lesbian short film festival runs from 6 – 9 October.
Thirty short films are competing for a £1,000 prize at the festival with six feature films receiving their UK premier at the event.
The Iris Prize unites a global network of film festivals – located in Tel Aviv, Hamburg, Brazil, Austin, Hong Kong, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dublin, Philadelphia, Sydney, Miami, Chicago, Melbourne and Mumbai – who annually nominate a short film to compete for the Iris Prize.
The winner will receive the largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film competition in the world.
The festival opens with the world premiere of Kick Off from award-winning writer/director Rikki Beadle-Blair this evening.
For full programme details visit the Iris Prize Festival online