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Thirty films vie for international prize in Cardiff at Iris Prize Festival 2010

Thirty short films from around the world are vying for the £1,000 prize this week

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.

Watch the festival trailer at ITV.com/Wales

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




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