Image from the film Hurt's Rescue
Image from the film Hurt's Rescue ©

Jon Pountney

This year the Iris Prize Festival is celebrating its 10th Birthday - Happy Birthday Iris!

The Festival is Cardiff’s International LGBT short film prize. It is the only LGBT short film prize in the world that allows the winner to make a new film, with the winner receiving £30,000 to make their next short film in the UK. 

Here at British Council Wales, we’re big fans of the Festival and we’re supporting its very special 10th birthday celebration - Iris and Me.

Iris and Me 

This ambitious site-specific installation of award winning photographer Jon Pountney’s work will celebrate a decade of Iris prize film productions and will include:

- Rare behind-the-scenes photographs of Iris film productions

- Multi-media experience with soundscapes and projection

John  has been documenting the Iris Prize since its inception in 2006, as well as the short films made by winners of the prize. This event offers a window on the world of film production as well as offering previously unseen behind-the-scenes coverage of the eight Iris Prize productions to date. 

Where can you see Iris and Me?

Elements of the exhibition including the large photographic prints will be open to the public during the day for the duration of the 2016 festival at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff 12 – 16 October 2016.

The full immersive performance of lights, digital projections on large screens, music and soundscapes will take place each evening. The 20-minute extravaganza is a marriage of eight short films commissioned from film maker Adrian Naik, with an immersive soundscape designed by Dai Shel. There will be five opportunities to experience the performance at the Park Inn at 6.30pm throughout the festival. 

International Tour

 LA, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Hamburg and Oslo - January to November 2017

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