New Iris Prize Productions (15)
The Iris Prize is delighted to showcase three new short films as part of LGBTQ+ History Month 2023. Made in Wales by winners of the Iris Prize and celebrating LGBTQ+ lives, each film is an example of excellence in storytelling, sure to make you laugh and cry.
This screening will be introduced by Berwyn Rowlands, Iris Prize Festival Director.
Films screening in this package are:
Cardiff (Dir Sarah Smith/25 Mins)
Perpetually single, Frederick envies his fabulous gay friend Joe, who seems to have a never-ending supply of paramours despite being happily married himself. But when Frederick’s meddling mother arrives for a visit, she thrusts him into a forbidden romance, and a series of unforeseen betrayals hilariously expose some carefully held secrets. The film stars Welsh Icon Ruth Madoc, Stifyn Parri and Richard Elis.
I Shall Be Whiter Than Snow (Dir Frederick Stacey/17 Mins)
This short film is based on the true story of a lesbian couple, Kim and Roseann, who were married at Velindre Hospital, Cardiff in 2018 whilst Kim was receiving treatment for cancer. This emotional film is a touching love story between two women and a celebration of amazing NHS staff and the importance of compassionate care. The film stars Rebecca Harries and Lynn Hunter, supported by a cast of NHS professionals.
A Beautiful Form To See (Dir Lara Zeidan/8 Mins)
A Beautiful Form to See (starring Alicia Agneson) is a short film where a young woman gets trapped in her fantasy inside a kaleidoscope. This is the 11th film made with the Iris Prize sponsored by The Michael Bishop Foundation.