Best Of Iris 2017

By FHW Marketing
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The Iris Prize Festival continues to offer the world’s largest LGBT short film prize. The 50 films competing for the Iris Prize Best British and International Iris Prize represent the best of the best. With 30 partner festivals located across the globe the Iris Prize has become known as the Short Film Oscars. 2017 was a good year for Iris and the following selection of shorts represent the breadth of LGBTQ+ storytelling here in the UK and also in the wider world.  

All five have been classified by the BBFC and are now available as digital files and DCPs to download. They are also available on DVDs.

The films can be screened as individual titles before feature films or programmed as a short film package or as part of a mix of short films.


Format: Digital files, DVD or DCP

Booking details:

The films are available FREE of charge. 



Winner – Iris Prize Youth Award

Director: Graham Cantwell

Country: Ireland

Time: 22 mins

Together, best friends Lily and Simon navigate the treacherous waters of school life, but when a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.


Eté (One Summer)

Highly Commended - Best British Short

Director: Gregory Oke

Country: UK

Time: 19 mins

Set in the idyllic green hills of Herefordshire, against a soundtrack of vintage French rock, One Summer tells the story a frustrated young sheep shearer and his growing attraction to a colleague.


We Love Moses

Winner - Best British Short

Director: Dionne Edwards

Country: UK

Time: 19 Mins 

When Ella was 12, she had her first fight. And when she was 12, she discovered sex. Years later, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her brother’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.


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Highly Commended – Iris Prize

Director: Marianne Blicher

Country: Denmark

Time: 22 mins

The story of an older man who gets fired from his job and is promptly left by his wife. His search for new opportunities takes him into a sparkling and colourful world of drag queens and cabaret, but does he dare to seize the moment and pursue a dusty dream?


Mother Knows Best (Mamma Vet Bäst)

Winner - Iris Prize

Director: Mikael Bundsen

Country: Sweden

Time: 13 mins

After introducing her to his boyfriend, an anxious teenager faces the awkward car journey home with his mother. Filmed in one continuous take, the conversation that follows is funny, uncomfortable and touching in equal measure.