LGBT short films are set to compete for the Iris Prize next month.
seventh annual Iris Film Festival, set in Cardiff, the capital of
Wales, showcases 30 LGBT films from around the globe. The winner
walks away with the group's £25,000 ($45,000) award.
is more than just a trophy that gathers dust or a certificate that
yellows on the wall,” the film festival said on its website. “Iris
is what film makers need – funding, support and guidance.”
year's Iris Film Festival will take place October 9-13.
Thursday, organizers released a film montage of the 30 short films
competing in this year's competition. (The video is embedded on this
our video library for more videos.)
the films in competition is the coming out film The
Language of Love,
which since its release on YouTube has been viewed more than 261,000
the nearly 10-minute short film, Charlie, 17, realizes during a
French exam that he's in love with his best friend, Sam.
Language of Love
was written and stars 17-year-old Kim Ho, a teen from Sydney,
Australia, and was directed by Laura Scrivano.
competing are: 20MaleGayNYC,
is a Drag, Barry's
Bespoke Bakery, Bumpy Night, Crabs in the Sand, Daniel, Dawn,
Last Farewell, Fighting for Air, Finding
Franklin, For Dorian, Gingers, Gorilla,
Junggesellin, My Mother, Shower, Social
Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny, Straight
with You, Teens like Phil, The
First Date, The Inevitable story of Leticia Deniz, The
Last Time I Saw Richard and URMI.