Alastair James

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Alastair is a journalist with Attitude Magazine, the best-selling gay magazine in the UK and Europe and the world’s biggest LGBTQ media brand. Before this Alastair worked in Cardiff as a Broadcast Journalist with BBC Wales and has previously attended...

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Bard Yden

2022 Iris Prize Jury (CHAIR)

Bard Ydén joined Skeive Filmer, now Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival in 2003 and became its Executive and Artistic Director in 2007. He is editor and senior programmer at the Academy Award-qualifying Norwegian Short Film Festival, has programmed and consulted for...

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Davinia-Louise Green

2022 Iris Prize Jury

I have strategic vision, oversight and operational management Stonewall activity across Wales. This includes policy, campaigning and public affairs, community engagement, oversight of our workplace and empowerment programmes, along with our programmes for work focused on children and young people. Before...

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Graham Cantwell

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Multi award-winning and IFTA nominated independent filmmaker Graham Cantwell crafts vibrant, hard hitting dramas laced with irreverent humour centred on self belief and finding your place in the world. Graham was recognised with a Courage in Cinema award at the...

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Guto Rhun

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Guto Rhun is currently working as Young Audiences Commissioner at S4C. In this role, he is responsible for developing and commissioning a wide range of content for S4C’s 16-25-year-old audience. One of his primary responsibilities is Hansh, S4C’s online youth...

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Norena Shopland

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Norena Shopland, an author/historian, specialises in queer history, and her book Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales is the first historical work on Welsh LGBTQ+ history. Queering Glamorgan and A Practical Guide to Searching LGBTQIA Historical Records are popular toolkits...

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Roxy Bourdillon

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Award-winning writer Roxy Bourdillon is the editor-in-chief of DIVA, the world’s leading magazine for LGBTQI women and non-binary people. Since joining Team DIVA in 2016, she’s given talks about The L Word at the British Film Institute, hosted panels with web series royalty...

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Kamil Krawczycki

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Kamil Krawczycki was born in 1990 in Zakopane (Southern Poland). He graduated from Warsaw Film School and Wajda School. He directed two short films “The End of My World” and “The Last One”. This year he debuts with feature film “Elephant” which had premiere at New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw. “Elephant” participated also in Works in Progres program at Karlovy Vary Film...

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Sam Arbor - Iris Prize Winner 2021

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Sam Arbor is a queer writer/director from Manchester. In film, Sam’s latest short, BABA, co-written and co-directed by Adam Ali, won the Iris Prize 2021. Aged 16, Sam won the BFI’s ‘most promising talent’ award at the Future Film Festival...

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Dennis Shinners

2022 Iris Prize Jury

Dennis Shinners is an Emmy award winning promotional content creator and filmmaker based in NYC.  He has created multiple campaigns for AMC, IFC, Nickelodeon, WE Tv, TV Land and most recently Peacock among several other networks and brands.  His short films have...

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