Iris Prize programme announced

Russell T Davies to present annual LGBT film award in Cardiff

by Jennie Kermode

Sequin In A Blue Room
Sequin In A Blue Room

The full line-up for this year's Iris Prize festival in Cardiff was announced today, with documentary Changing The Game, which follows several young trans athletes, set to headline. The line-up will include 14 feature films and an extensive selection of shorts including Oscar-nominated lesbian drama Marguerite. It will be followed by the annual prize-giving ceremony, with screenwriter Russell T Davies returning to presented the awards.

Highlights of the festival include acclaimed feature debut Sequin In A Blue Room, about a teenager's attempts at no-strings dating, and The Archivettes, which tells the story of New York's Lesbian Herstory Archives. Guests scheduled to attend include Mark Blane, who wrote, directed and starred in Cubby, and Billie And Emma director Samantha Lee.

"We’ve managed to fit a lot into our six days," said festival director Berwyn Rowlands, expressing particular enthusiasm about the festival's documentary strand.

The festival runs from 8 to 13 Oct.

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