Thirty LGBT short films are set to compete for the Iris Prize next month.

The 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.

Iris 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.”

This year's Iris Film Festival will take place October 9-13.

On Thursday, organizers released a film montage of the 30 short films competing in this year's competition. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Among 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 times.

In the nearly 10-minute short film, Charlie, 17, realizes during a French exam that he's in love with his best friend, Sam.

The Language of Love was written and stars 17-year-old Kim Ho, a teen from Sydney, Australia, and was directed by Laura Scrivano.

Also competing are: 20MaleGayNYC, Alaska is a Drag, Barry's Bespoke Bakery, Bumpy Night, Crabs in the Sand, Daniel, Dawn, Deflated, Dirty Talk, Draft Day, A Last Farewell, Fighting for Air, Finding Franklin, For Dorian, Gingers, Gorilla, Grace, Junggesellin, My Mother, Shower, Social Butterfly, Spooners, 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.