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Small But Perfectly Formed, Iris Prize Our Highlights

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the Iris Prize, the largest international prize available to an LGBT short filmmaker. Each winner is given a £30,000 budget to make another short film, and to date a total of seven new films have been produced and shown at film festivals around the world. This year saw a record number of films submitted for the Iris Prize, so let’s take a look at some of the best, as well as a previous winner and a film made with the prize itself.

The Samurai

Halloqueen Queer Essentials, The Samurai (Der Samurai)

A nightmarish thriller, The Samurai intelligently blends grim with grey matter, playing in the space between barely awake and lucid dreaming. A genre debut for director Till Kleinert, the film shares a frightening tale of an exhausted police officer and his desire to dissuade a wolf from threatening the village.

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