Now in its 9th year the Cardiff based international film festival continues to boast the World’s largest LGBT short film prize and at £30,000, thanks to the generous support of the Michael Bishop Foundation, it has a world-wide reputation for identifying and nurturing new talent.

However if you thought the festival was just short films you would be mistaken. The 2015 programme boasts 18 feature films, many screening in the UK for the first time.

Below we’ve selected our top three, including the rugby themed opening night film Scrum, which co-insides with the Rugby World Cup. The full programme and tickets are available from  

Friday 9th October at 18:00 – Cineworld, Cardiff (Screen 14)
Sunday 11th October at 14:00 – Cineworld, Cardiff (Screen 15)
Dir: Julia C Kaiser
Cast: Julia Becker, Anna König, Jakob Renger
Germany, 86min, 2015                                  

Four guys, one bride. A weekend on a raft!

Jana and Katha are looking forward to married life together, but they must survive two separate hen-nights before living the happily ever after! What could possibly go wrong when Katha is kidnapped by her best friend, brother, and the sperm donor for their future child.

Director Julia Becker will introduce the screening and take part in a Q+A after the screening.

Fourth Man Out
Friday 9th October at 19:45 – Cineworld, Cardiff (Screen 14)
Sunday 11th October at 16:30 – Cineworld, Cardiff (Screen 15)
Dir: Andrew Nackman
Cast: Parker Young, Evan Todd, Jon Gabrus
USA, 86min, 2015


24 year old car mechanic Adam stumbles out of the closet to his straight buddies. Alcohol, Tinder and forgiveness are just some of the key ingredients in this feel good delight of a movie. Snappy dialogue, punchy one-liners and subtle performances hold your attention from start to finish.

This crowd pleaser has already won Best Feature at OUTFEST and qFLIXPhily.

Director Andrew Nackman will introduce the screening and take part in a Q+A after the screening.


Wednesday, 7th October at 19:45 – Cineworld, Cardiff
Saturday, 10th October at 5.30pm – Chapter, Cardiff
Dir: Poppy Stockell    
Cast: Aki Mizutani, Brennan Bastyovansky, Charlie Winn, Pearse Egan
Australia, 56min, 2015


A Canadian jock, an overweight Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider united by their love of rugby come together under a determined Australian coach to vie for a position in the 2014 Bingham Cup – the gay rugby world cup.

As the eyes of the world focus on the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Iris Prize Festival is delighted to open the 2015 festival with this powerful documentary which is about more than just rugby.

“Scrum is an absorbing, honest and emotionally potent story of human connection.” 4.3

Director Poppy Stockell will introduce the screening and take part in a Q&A after the screening.