As an official selection partner to Iris Prize we’re delighted to present the Best of Iris 2021, a diverse selection of outstanding short films showcasing unique stories from around the world.
Baba (12A) | 18m
WINNER: Iris Prize and Iris Prize Best British 2021
In the tunnels beneath Tripoli, queer Libyan teenager Britannia dreams of escape to a better life. An unexpected discovery forces him to question if to stay or flee from his homeland and friends.
We Will Become Better – Sansara (PG) | 6m
Iris Prize 2021 HIGHLY COMMENDED
Russian indie band Sansara’s music video is a tribute to Russia’s LGBT+ community, 12 months after Russia passed legislation defining marriage solely ‘a union of man and woman’. A wonderful fusion of music and movement and a stirring tale of thwarted love.
Cwch Deilen (U) | 8m
Iris Prize Best British 2021 HIGHLY COMMENDED
Animated love story about a leaf which becomes a boat, while fears come out of the murky waters as sea monsters and storms. Will the Leaf Boat survive the tumultuous waves?
S.A.M. (15) | 16m
Iris Prize Youth Jury Award 2021 Winner
The 16th annual Iris Prize LGBT+ film festival in Cardiff opens on 11 October 2022. Two young men form a connection on the swings of their local park.