Wed 06 Oct 2021
Iris Industry
15:00
USW ATRiuM Theatre
David Fardmar from Sweden who’s a casting director by day and a film maker the rest of the time is joined by actress Carla Fraser who turned co-producer for award winning Wings and the films director Jamie Weston. Looking after the discussion will be Mathew David Hill who’s been responsible for casting the Iris Prize productions. They discus working with actors. What do we need to know to make it a happy experience, for both sides. 
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Iris Industry
16:30
Iris Club, Queens Arcade
Watch Iris Live, our daily magazine programme and enjoy a glass of something to drink with visiting film makers, jury members, Friends of Iris and sponsors.
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Iris Industry
19:00
PREMIERE CINEMAS
Philip Wyn Jones passed away peacefully at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on the 14th June 2021, aged 82. Today we are celebrating his life and remembering a friend and a passionate supporter of the Iris Prize. As part of our celebrations, we are asking you to continue with Philip’s tradition of sending postcards and reviewing films. Please write your notes about what you see at Iris and leave them on the wall.

Today’s memorial is followed by the UK premiere of Swan Song at 8.00pm.
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Thu 07 Oct 2021
Iris Industry
15:00
USW ATRiuM Theatre
Popular Glasgow band HYYTS talk all about music and films. During the session, Adam and Sam discuss what has influenced them and reveal some of their favourite videos. the band view music videos in terms of putting ideas into practise, the role of the band, the role of the director, budgets, the purpose of music videos in 2021. Two of their tracks have been used by the Iris Prize to create the 2021 montages of competing short films. They will be in discussion with Francis Brown from New Sound Wales.
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Iris Industry
16:30
Iris Club, Queens Arcade
Watch Iris Live, our daily magazine programme and enjoy a glass of something to drink with visiting film makers, jury members, Friends of Iris and sponsors.
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Fri 08 Oct 2021
Iris Industry
15:00
USW ATRiuM Theatre
Tom Abell, CEO of Peccadillo Pictures looks back at the successful distribution of a small British movie. Why was it successful? What can we learn about the decisions made that helped make it a success. Are there lessons to with the design of the marketing? What about the release date? Was there a festivals strategy? How important was social media 10 years ago?
Berwyn Rowlands will be interviewing Tom.
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Iris Industry
16:30
Iris Club, Queens Arcade
Watch Iris Live, our daily magazine programme and enjoy a glass of something to drink with visiting film makers, jury members, Friends of Iris and sponsors.
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Sat 09 Oct 2021
Iris Industry
15:00
Queens Arcade
Are film reviewers still relevant in a digital age? What is the role of a film reviewer? Can a good review impact on the commercial success of a film? What advice would you give to somebody who is thinking about being a film reviewer? What are the basic element of a review? What’s your favourite LGBT themed feature film? Can you remember the first LGBT feature film you saw?
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Iris Industry
16:30
Iris Club, Queens Arcade
Iris Industry Talk
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Sun 10 Oct 2021
Iris Industry
16:30
Iris Club, Queens Arcade
Watch Iris Live, our daily magazine programme and enjoy a glass of something to drink with visiting film makers, jury members, Friends of Iris and sponsors.
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Iris Industry
18:00
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
Sandwiched between two screenings of Rebel Dykes we have Rebel Talk!
Directors Siân A. Williams and Harri Shanahan are joined on stage by Producer Siobhan Fahey to discuss everything which is Rebel Dykes.
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Short Films 2021
19:00
PREMIERE CINEMAS
Here's your first chance to see the best of the best of Iris 2021 in one place!
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