DIVA partners with 2017 Iris Prize Festival
We can't wait to introduce you to some amazing LGBT short films
We're very excited to announce that DIVA magazine is an official media partner with the 2017 Iris Prize Festival. We are also extremely proud to reveal that our very own Deputy Editor Carrie Lyell will be joining the Iris judging panel.
Festival Director Berwyn Rowlands told us:
“I’m delighted that after 10 years of coverage from DIVA magazine we are today able to make it official, through this exciting media partnership. This partnership is more than just a great way for Iris to reach women. It is also a way of reaching the right women who share our excitement about increasing audiences for LGBT stories via film.”
“We are also excited about sharing news about the inaugural DIVA Literary Festival and Awards with the Iris audience. Iris has a strong track record of having successful women writers take part in our festival juries including Sarah Waters who is also a DIVA Author of the Year award winner.”
The winner of the Iris Prize receives a grand total of £30,000. That means it’s still the only LGBT short film prize in the whole world which gives the winner enough money to make a new film. It is also one of the official qualifying festivals for the BAFTAs.
DIVA publisher Linda Riley commented:
“I’m delighted that DIVA is partnering with this year’s Iris Prize. DIVA is a longstanding champion of LGBT arts and culture, and we have always covered the Iris Prize extensively. This media partnership takes our relationship to a new level, giving us the opportunity to introduce even more of our readers to some truly amazing LGBT short films.”
“I know that our Deputy Editor, Carrie Lyell, is looking forward hugely to being part of the judging panel, and everyone at DIVA would like to take this opportunity to wish all participants the very best of luck.”
The Iris Prize Festival takes place 10 - 15 October 2017.