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• 14th edition of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival will go online
• The full programme will be available free for the week of the festival
• Fundraising campaign launched to support the Cardiff-based event

Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced that the 14th edition of the Cardiff based festival will go online this October, and will be available for free. They also confirmed that the £30,000 Iris Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, will be presented to a filmmaker to produce another short film on Saturday 10th October.

The festival will open on Tuesday 6th October and close on Sunday 11th October, with all screenings, talks and events available online for free. There will also be a pay-per-view catch-up service which will run until the end of October. To support this, the organisers have launched their first public fundraising campaign.
Andrew Pierce, Festival Chair, commented:

“The decision to take Iris online was, to some extent, made for us by the situation with Covid-19. Looking at what we know now and what is still unclear about the future, we felt that we were best able to serve our audience and filmmakers by taking Iris online.

“We will be revealing our full programme in August, and from what I’ve been told we are going to have another year of diverse LGBT+ stories to share from all over the world. For those who are regular visitors to the festival in Cardiff they know there is much more to Iris than screening films. Our question and answer sessions are popular spaces for our audience to share ideas - in basic terms, safe spaces to talk and listen. We will continue to offer this level of interaction for our audience online and introduce some exciting new innovations.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Sunday, October 11, 2020