Best of Iris

Directed by Various Directors

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival present a diverse selection of outstanding short films showcasing unique LGBTQ+ stories from around the world.

This screening will be introduced by Berwyn Rowlands, Iris Prize Festival Director.

Films screening in this package are:

Tarneit (Dir John Sheedy/Australia/22 Mins)
Tyrone lives with his mother and her boyfriend Pommy, a lowlife drug dealer who despises immigrants and homosexuals. Tyrone’s best friend Clinton, a refugee, lives with his older brother Shaker, who also has similarly firm ideas about race and sex. Despite these obstacles, the boys share a bond; both deaf, both neglected by family, and each dreaming of escaping from the brutal violence that surrounds them. Winner of the Iris Prize 2022.

Queer Parivaar (Dir Shiva Raichandani/UK/27 Mins)
When a mysterious gatecrasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family. Winner of the Iris Prize Best British 2022.

Breathe (Dir Harm Van Der Sander/Netherlands/6 Mins)
A lyrical coming of age film which follows two school friends from childhood to young adulthood, as their friendship matures into something more romantic. Winner of the Iris Prize Youth Award.

Jim (Dir Tom Young/UK/15 Mins)
Inspired by true events. West London, 1982. Gay priest Jim Fitzsimmons reaches a decision: he’s going to spend one night with a rent boy. The night will change Jim’s life forever, but not for the reasons he expects. Winner of the Co-op Audience Award.

Tank Fairy (Dir Erich Rettstadt/Taiwan/10 Mins)
The magical Tank Fairy delivers her gas tanks unlike any other – with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. Her arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. Outcast by classmates and misunderstood by his stern, single mom, Jojo is inspired to live out loud by his fierce, propane-toting fairy godmother. Highly Commended at Iris Prize 2022.

Find out more about the Iris Prize here.

80 minutes


Country of origin:
Australia, Netherlands, Taiwan and United Kingdom

Year of production: