Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Documentary Fund

Organisation: Iris Prize
Deadline: 31/03/23
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Funding is available to finance the production of a short documentary film produced by an emerging British LGBTQ+ filmmaker.

The funding is intended to financially support documentary films produced by promising British LGBTQ+ filmmakers, with a specific interest in supporting filmmakers from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, black, Asian, and minority ethnic people and women.

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The Iris Prize will oversee the intake and shortlisting of the applications to the Fund. The Iris Prize Team will be headed by Berwyn Rowlands (Festival Director) and Angela Clarke (BAFTA nominated Documentary film maker). OMG shall make the final selection from the shortlist provided by the Iris Prize.


The initial application will require the following elements:

  1. Project Title
  2. Sentence describing project
  3. Paragraph describing project
  4. Film maker statement explaining why their project should be financed
  5. Examples of relevant work to support the application
  6. Key talent CVs.


Individuals living in the UK can apply. The fund will be interested in supporting filmmakers who identify as part of communities that are underrepresented in the film industry, including, but not limited to, black, Asian, and minority ethnic people and women.

For more information: Documentary Fund – Iris Prize

Organisation: Iris Prize
Deadline: 31/03/23
Apply Online