Iris Prize Best British Short films head to All 4 [read more]
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The 15 LGBT+ films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short Supported by Film4 will be broadcast on Channel 4 and streamed on All 4, beginning Monday 29th November.
2021 marks the second year of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Film4 and the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, the Cardiff-based annual celebration of LGBT+ film. Film4 is the title sponsor of the festival’s Best British Short film competition, acquiring broadcast and streaming rights to the 15 shortlisted films, which were free to view by a UK-wide audience for the first time in 2020, achieving half a million views on All4 and an additional half a million viewers on Channel 4 over the past year.
2021's shortlisted films explore the breadth of British LGBT+ experience, with stories ranging from the dark depths of drug addiction and workplace bullying to the joyous highs of tender first love and releasing your inner drag king. Featuring diverse characters ranging from a transgender teenager to Mr Gay Wales, this year's shorts highlight the wealth of talent working in short film in the UK. The selection includes Baba - only the second film in the Festival’s history to win both its main award the Iris Prize and the Best British Short award - and the two films highly commended by this year's jury, Cwch Deilen and Pop. The list also includes three films from Wales.