Olivia Morrison
Feature Jury 2020

Olivia is currently a final year Cinematography student. She has developed her skills as a DoP while in education, and for 2 yearshas been a Camera Trainee in industryfeatures and shorts. 


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

 

 

 

Kieran Wall
Feature Jury 2020

Kieran is a final year Film Production student, specialising in Directing and Producing.  


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

Daisy Leigh-Phippard
Feature Jury 2020

Alumna Daisy is a British screenwriter and director with a background in theatre and creative writing. Her award-winning short film, Sealskin, is currently on its festival circuit. She also freelances as a film journalist for various online and print publications including Screen Queens, an online film magazine written by female and LGBT+ critics. 


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

Anna K. McCallum
Feature Jury 2020

Anna Karenina is an anglo-brazilian short film producer whose projects have screened at BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals. Her most recent short film ‘We Met Before’ is screening in festivals and she is the co-founder of Mud Street Productions.


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

Amy Curtis
Feature Jury 2020

Amy is an art department trainee from Manchester. She is currently in her final year studying Film Production, specialising in Production Design.


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

Lewis Bayley
Feature Jury 2020

Lewis is the Industry Liaison for Bournemouth Film School, and returns to the International Feature Film jury this year as Chair. Lewisis a Writer and Producer, whose short film Missed Conceptions’ enjoyed great success around the UK and internationally. He is currently developing a queer television series with Working Title. 


This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth. In February 2021, Iris on the Move will travel to Bournemouth for our third year in a row to share LGBT+ films with the students and community. 

Charlie Francis
Best British Jury 2020

Charlie’s short comedy Middle Man won Best British at the 2014 Iris Prize. More recent work includes promo and documentary films for musicians such as Francis Macdonald, Mallorca Lee, and LGBTQ news hub Pink Saltire. He lives in Glasgow with his partner Luca.  

He’s also listening to Berwyn’s chat on BBC radio just now. 

Sarah Jones
Best British Jury 2020

 Born in Cardiff, Sarah is an International hockey player for Great Britain and Wales with over 120 combined appearances. She has competed in two Commonwealth Games and is currently training towards the now delayed 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Her appearance at a showcase event against New Zealand at The Stoop, Twickenham saw the attendance of 10,000 fans, the biggest crowd at a hockey match in the UK since 2012, and she was the first Welsh outfield athlete to represent Great Britain for eight years, carving the way for an increased number of Welsh athletes within the Great Britain hockey set up. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ hockey community and is delighted to have been asked to be part of the jury for the Iris Prize Best British Short. 

Sally El Hosaini
Best British Jury 2020

Sally El Hosaini is a feature film writer / director. Her acclaimed debut feature, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, picked up major prizes at Sundance, Berlin and London Film Festivals. She’s currently in production on her second feature, THE SWIMMERS, co-written with Jack Thorne and produced by Working Title and Focus Features.

Rakie Ayola
Best British Jury 2020

Rakie most recently starred as Gee Walker in Jimmy McGovern’s powerful BBC drama Anthony. Just prior to this, she starred in the BBC adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses (BBC1). Rakie’s other recent television work includes:  Shetland (BBC1) and No Offence (Channel 4). Rakie also spent three years in Holby City playing Nurse Kyla Tyson. Recent film credits include Been So Long with Michaela Coel for Netflix 

 

Rakie works prolifically on stage, and most recently starred opposite Rhys Ifan in the critically acclaimed NT Wales and Royal Court Theatre’s On Bear Ridge which premiered at the Sherman Theatre. This followed leading roles in Strange Fruit at The Bush and The Half God of Rainfall at The Kiln (for which she received a Black British Theatre Award nomination). Leading roles in the  West End include; The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

As co-founder of Shanty Productions and Exec Producer of their film Twelfth NightRakie was nominated for a Screen Nation Independent Spirit Film Production Award. 

Rakie is Patron of charity The Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT), Trustee of The Actor’s Children’s Trust (ACT) and Ambassador for the campaign group Parents in Performing Arts campaign (PiPA). 

Tim Highsted
Best British Jury Chair 2020

Tim Highsted is the Senior Film Editor of acquired feature films for Channel4 and its portfolio of channels. He has worked in the film industry since the mid-Eighties in arts and film programming and theatrical distribution at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He has previously worked at the San Francisco International Film Festival, as Deputy Director of the London Film Festival for the British Film Institute and as Programmer on the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (now BFI Flare).

Mikael Bundsen
Iris Prize Jury 2020

Mikael Bundsen is a Swedish screenwriter and director with a BA in film directing and a oneyear masters in screenwriting. His short Mother knows best premiered at the Berlinale in 2016 and went on to screen at 40 festivals worldwide, winning a number of awards – including the Iris Prize in 2017. 

His latest short Involuntary Activist was made possible through the Iris Prize. It premiered in 2019 and was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Short. 

Bundsen is currently developing his debut feature. 

Philip Guttmann
Iris Prize Jury 2020

Phillip Guttmann is a queer writer, producer and licensed therapist. He has written several plays that have received staged productions and readings in New York and more recently he moved to Los Angeles to focus on screenwriting. In 2015, he wrote the story for and co-produced D. Asian, which screened at several film festivals internationally. He wrote and co-produced Tender Touches as part of the 2018 AT&T Create-a-thon which won grand prize. Phillip most recently wrote and co-produced the short film Black Hat (2019) which was a selection in several film festivals across and won several awards, most notably the 2019 Iris Prize. Phillip is working on several new projects for film and television and continues to practice as a therapist and social worker part-time. He is a proud alumni of New York University and The New School for Drama. 

Sarah Smith
Iris Prize Jury 2020

Sarah Smith is a filmmaker and television producer. Her latest short film, Black Hat, was an official selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and won the 2019 Iris prize. Sarah’s previous film, D.Asian, screened at over 35 festivals across the globe and won the 2017 AT&T Underrepresented Filmmaker Award. 

  

Jay Bedwani
Iris Prize Jury 2020

Jay is a UK and California based filmmaker specialising in character led documentaries. His short films have played in a number of international film festivals and he is currently in post production with feature documentary, DONNA.

Lara Zeidan
Iris Prize Jury 2020

Lara Zeidan is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker based in London. After completing a BA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, she enrolled at the London Film School, MA in Filmmaking course, where she developed her skills as a writer/director. Her graduation film “Three Centimetres” had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2018, where it won the 32nd Teddy Award for Best Short Film, and won the Iris Prize in 2018. Since then, it has been selected for more than 80 festivals over the world. Her Iris Prize funded short film A Beautiful Form to See will be released soon.