Pinewood sponsors £14,000 award for Best British Short.

The Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International gay and lesbian short film series, has added category Best British Short, which will be sponsored by Pinewood Studios to the tune of £14,000.

The winner will receive a post-production package to help with the making of their next film, comprising of sound mixing, sound track lay and dub plus layback.

The winner will be announced on Oct 12 during the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff. The Iris Prize itself comes with a prize of £25,000, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation.

The 10 film competing for the 2014 Iris Prize Best British Short are:

•        Brace – dir:  Sophy Holland, Alicya Eyo

•        Butterfly – dir:  Stuart McLaughlin

•        Holly Thursday (The Last Supper) – dir: Antony Hickling

•        Middle Man – dir: Charlie Francis

•        Playing The Game – dir: Jeremy Timings

•        Remission – dir: Christopher Brown

•        Siren [pictured] – dir: Louise Marie Cooke

•        Vis a Vis – dir: Dan Connolly

•        Wannabe – dir: Marco Calabrese

•        We are Fine – dir: Simon Savory