Best of Iris 2023

© Realness With A Twist
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  • A curated collection of extraordinary short films as part of Iris on the Move 2024 that have been honored and celebrated at the 2023 Iris Prize Film Festival.
  • Programme duration: 54minutes

Realness With A Twist
(Winner: 2023 Youth Jury Award) – Rated 12A

Director: Cass Virdee
Producer: David Giles & Maria Salcher
Writer: Cass Virdee & David Giles
Country: UK
Duration: 12 minutes
Synopsis: A talented footballer is forced to battle between his secret passion for voguing and the fear of his team-mate’s disapproval.


Ted And Noel
(Winner: 2023 Co-op Audience Award) – Rated PG

Director: Julia Alcamo
Producer: Dan Hodgson, Mary Pattisso
Country: UK
Duration: 25 minutes
Synopsis: Ted and Noel deals with a grieving LGBTQ+ activist who tries to find the strength for one last campaign.



(Winner: 2023 Best British) – Rated 15

Director: Sara Harrak
Producer: Emma Hammond, Meg Salter, Sara Harrak
Writer: Meg Salter
Country: UK
Duration: 6 minutes
Synopsis: What exactly are the rules in an open relationship? With no rulebook, it’s down to the couple to draw their lines… F**KED raises the question many of us secretly ask ourselves – have I really explored and enjoyed my own sexuality?


Scaring Women At Night
(Winner: 2023 Iris Prize) – Rated 15

Director: Karimah Zakia Issa
Producer: Lindsay Blair Goeldner & Rosalind Goodwin
Writer: Karimah Zakia Issa & Ace Clamber (story by Ace Clamber)
Country: Canada
Duration: 11 minutes
Synopsis: Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection forcing them to question who they’re afraid of and why.



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