Skeive Filmer har som første skandinaviske land, blitt en av Festivalen Iris Prizes internasjonale partner festivaler.

Fra pressemeldingen:

The festival joins the global network of 18 gay and lesbian film festivals who nominate a short film to compete for the Iris Prize, the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize.

“I’m thrilled that we can now boast a Scandinavian festival as part of the Iris family - the Skeive Filmer has a fantastic reputation for producing an annual festival. The 2010 Iris Prize winner Magnus Mork comes from Norway so we already know that they have talented film makers. Of course there’s no added pressure on the Norwegian nomination this year, but we would be disappointed if the standard was not maintained!” said Iris Prize founder Berwyn Rowlands.

"I am very pleased that our festival in Oslo is joining the Iris family. Skeive Filmer was established in 1990 and has been offering lesbian and gay films to our growing audience in Norway for almost 21 years. We are excited to be in a position to nominate a short film for the Iris Prize," said Bard Ydén, Festival Director.

The 2011 Iris Prize Festival, which will be held in Cardiff, Wales (UK) from 5 – 8 October has 18 partner festivals covering all four corners of the globe. Norway is the first Scandinavian country to be invited to join the Iris family.

Film makers can independently submit work directly to the festival via the festival website