Iris Prize announces second Documentary Film Finance Fund winner
Ira Putilova has won the Iris Prize Documentary Film Finance Fund (Image: Provided)
The organisers of the Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival have announced the winner of the second Iris Prize Documentary Film Finance Fund.
Ira Putilova has won for her film which tells the story of four members of a queer Muay Thai club in London. The club focuses on confronting rising hate crime by teaching martial arts to queer, trans, and non-binary people and running self-defence classes for their community.
Commenting on the win, Putilova said: “At a time when LGBTQIA+ people are coming under increased threats, we really appreciate this opportunity to tell stories of queer joy and strength from within our community.”
“We are committed to shining a light on the untold stories from within the LGBTQ+