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Cinema in the City: Iris Prize 'Best of Fest' Short Films [15]

Exchange Station
Tithebarn Street
L2 2QP
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Runtime: 114 mins

Genre: Short Films

We’ve teamed up with The Iris Prize, an international LGBTQ+ film prize and festival, to bring their ‘Best of Iris 2023’ and 'Falling In Love' short film programmes to Liverpool.

Watch a curated collection of extraordinary short films that have been honored and celebrated at the 2023 Iris Prize Film Festival. Based in Cardiff, Iris are home to the largest short film prize in the world and work all year round to represent the best LGBTQ+ storytelling through their prize, festival, community outreach and partnership with Film 4 and Channel 4.

The back-to-back short film night will be introduced by Iris Prize Festival Manager, Grant Vidgen, and conclude with a Q&A from Realness with a Twist director, Cass Virdee and lead actor, Kenzo Miyake-Mugler.

Doors: 18:00. Screening: 19:00.

This screening is part of Cinema in the City. Our experiential film programme features the best of independent cinema screened in unexpected and unique locations. Ahead of each film screening, attendees are treated to a screening of short films from emerging filmmakers from across the North West.

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Booking required — £7.50 - £10

Best of Iris 2023

A curated collection of extraordinary short films that have been honored and celebrated at the 2023 Iris Prize Film Festival.

Realness With A Twist

Director: Cass Virdee | Producer: David Giles & Maria Salcher | Writer: Cass Virdee & David Giles

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

Director: Julia Alcamo | Producer: Dan Hodgson & Mary Pattisson

Ted and Noel deals with a grieving LGBTQ+ activist who tries to find the strength for one last campaign.


Director: Sara Harrak | Producer: Emma Hammond, Meg Salter & Sara Harrak | Writer: Meg Salter

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

Director. Karimah Zakia Issa | Producer: Lindsay Blair Goeldner & Rosalind Goodwin | Writer: Karimah Zakia Issa & Ace Clamber

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.

Falling In Love

This programme is a collection of short films that explores looking for love, finding love, desire, and human connections in various forms.


Director: Chang Che Ming | Producer: Lin Hsin Wu | Writer: Chang Che Ming

Guang has difficulty focusing during school choir. He's distracted by something more enticing than singing. When a charismatic new student arrives, Guang's curiosity and sexual desire is taken to a new level.

Malwa Khushan

Director: Preeti kanungo & Sourav Yadav | Producer: Lotus Visual Productions & KASHISH Arts Foundation | Writer: Preeti kanungo

Coming of age story of two sisters Malwa and Khushan exploring sexuality and attraction in their adolescent years. A new girl arrives in Khushan's classroom and she starts developing feelings for her.

Single: Meat Cutes

Director: Tilly Robba & Steph Jowett | Producer: Steph Jowett | Writer: Ang Collins & Mike Costi

We are first introduced to Luke, Bridie and Tilly as they rideshare to the pub for their separate dating-app dates. Disaster ensues on all counts, and the three end the night crammed in a skip-bin outside the pub—dateless and still single.


Director: Emily Elizabeth Morus-Jones | Producer: Sara Ellen | Writer: Emily Elizabeth Morus-Jones

An experimental film where a group of mice (voiced by members of the UK polyamorous community whose identities are masked using puppetry) discuss their experiences of polyamory. 'Diomysus' asks the question - are we (the audience) more open to taboo ideas if unconscious bias is eliminated?

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