Following 2 November, the shortlisted films will be available to stream for a whole year 


Wish you could watch the 15 LGBTQIA films shortlisted for the 2023 Iris Prize Best British Short? Well, thanks to Channel 4 you will be able to soon! 

Beginning on 2 November, the short films will be streamed on Channel 4 as three themed programmes namely Hook, Line and Sinker, Expressing Myself, and Internal Conflict. You will also be able to watch the individual films themselves. 

The first of these programmes to be streamed will be Hook, Line and Sinker, which includes Iris Prize-winning short F**KED directed by Sara Harrak. The programme also includes Ted & Noel (Julia Alcamo), Longing (Courteney Tan), Ticker (Thom Petty) and Requiem (Emma Gilbertson). 

Ted & Noel (Julia Alcamo)

Tim Highsted, Senior Editor, Acquired Feature Films for Film4, who chaired the jury for Best British Short, said: “I’m delighted to continue Film4’s support of the Iris Prize Best British Short with all this year’s shortlist of titles, including the winning film F**KED, released onto Channel 4 streaming as well as being broadcast on Channel 4. Iris – like Film4 – continues to showcase some of the most distinctive new film talents emerging from the UK and this year’s selection once again offers an array of compelling stories about the LBGTQIA experience.”

Expressing Myself will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Thursday 9 November, showcasing Lemon (Tala Nahas), Fortune Favours The Fantabulous (Emmanuel Li), Stone (Jake Graf and Hannah Graf), and Goodbye Python (Frankie Fox). 

Just Passing (Sophie Austin)

Internal Conflict will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Thursday 16 November and includes Just Passing (Sophie Austin), The Talent (Thomas May Bailey), Malcolm (Caleb J. Roberts), Realness With A Twist (Cass Kaur Virdee), Betty & Jean (Elinor Randle), and Bleach (Daniel Daniel). 

Iris Prize will return next year on Tuesday 8 October – Sunday 13 October 2024. Full details about the Iris Prize and this year’s winners can be found here: 

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