2019 Programme

Iris Industry: Film Festivals – What Filmmakers Need to Know

Unpacking some of the mysteries of Film Festivals with festival representatives from around the world

Taking your film to a festival can often feel like a daunting “baptism of fire” for filmmakers in the early stages of their careers. In this talk, film festival organisers will share some of their experiences and knowledge about the festival circuit and offer some practical advice on how you can make the most of them. 

Festivals represented include: Gaze in Dublin, Inside Out in Toronto, Outfest in LA, BUFF in London and Iris Prize in Cardiff.

Iris isn’t just a celebration of LGBT+ storytelling from around the world, it’s also an opportunity for filmmakers to share experience and expertise. The Iris Industry talks bring industry professionals together to talk about their careers and field questions from visiting filmmakers and filmgoers. This year’s programme of talks are sponsored by the University of South Wales.