We announce an exclusive screening in the heart of London of a selection of some of the best competing short films from 2011′s Iris Prize Festival.
As part of So So Gay‘s partnership with this year’s Iris Prize Festival, we’re proud to announce that the Best of Iris is coming to the capital for one evening only.
Starting at 4.15pm on Saturday 14 July we invite you to join us at the luxurious Soho Hotel were we will introduce some of the best competing short films from the 2011 festival. Included in the programme will be the winner I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone, alongside the ‘Best UK Short’ The Red Bike. Also included will be highly commended Irish documentary exploring the intimacy relationships, Hold On Tight, and heartbreaking Thai/USA short Play Name. These four films, as a collection entitled Best of Iris, were also screened at the recent Kashish-Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, and is a fantastic example and the global appeal the festival has attracted in the five years of its existence.
Completing the line-up will be a selection of films picked by So So Gay that further illuminate what was already a brilliant line up.
So So Gay‘s Film & TV Editor, James Waygood, says of the event, ‘It’s incredibly exciting to bring the festival to the city to show some off to a London audience some of the sheer excellence in LGBT filmmaking that the festival continually attracts. Each short in the programme demonstrates that queer film artists have some incredible narratives to tell, beyond the genre stereotype of camp and tawdry kitsch, that speak out far beyond the boundaries of our own community. Anyone interested in short film, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or otherwise, will find it hard not to find something inspiring in this collection.’
Tickets for the event are on sale now at £6 each.
For more information about the Iris Prize, visit www.irisprize.org.uk.
Featured Image: Still from Hold On Tight. Photograph: Courtesy of Iris Prize Festival 2011.