The Iris Prize is Cardiff’s International LGBT short film prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation.
It is the only short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a new film. Iris is what film makers need – funding, support and guidance.
The Iris Prize was celebrating its 10th Birthday and the website needed to have a refresh to bring it up to date and in line with current design and functionality trends, most notably it needed to be responsive on mobile devices and smartphones.
The current website was built by Creo some 5 years ago and whilst it still looked pretty fresh, there were a number of features which could be improved including more prominent social media integration, a blog, search functionality and new design elements.
We designed and built a website that brings The Iris Prize bang up to date and reflects the creative and forward thinking nature of the organisation. We created a significantly more image led and modern design with many new features such as a countdown clock to each festival, a box office page, an online shop and much more.
These updates resulted in a fresh and modern site that operated like a dream on all types of devices and platforms, representing the organisation as a thought leader in LGBT film.