Live Event

Opening Night

Opening night is always a special evening for Iris where we come together as an LGBT+ community, together with our straight allies to share with the world films with a strong Welsh flavour, representing the wider Iris family, which includes high end content, community and films made by young people.

Tonight, we are also going to experience some amazing treats to eat from Dai Llewellyn and his team from the Co-op, the menu is listed in full below!

Programme to include:

A Beautiful Form To See

Written and directed by: Lara Zeidan

UK / 2020 / 8 min

A Beautiful Form to See is a short film where a young woman gets trapped in her fantasy inside a Kaleidoscope. This is the 11th film made with Iris Prize sponsored by The Michael Bishop Foundation.

Skinny Fat

Written and directed by: Mathew David

Wales / 2021 / 5 min

A gay man confronts his belly fat in a shop changing room, triggering him to relive an abusive past relationship. But who can save him from his own body? With Welsh acting legend Ruth Madoc.

Iris Guide to Storytelling: On screen

Directed by Harrison Williams

Wales / 2021 / 28 min

Documentary taking us through the history of storytelling and LGBT+ stories on screen and sharing top tips from experts about telling your story on screen, featuring:

  • Professor Joseph Sobol – Centre Director of George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at USW
  • Gilly Adams – Storytelling Expert
  • Dr Emily Garside – Leading expert on LGBT+ Theatre, Film & TV
  • Bethan Evans – Scriptwriting Executive at Bad Wolf TV
  • Jayne Rowlands – Filmmaker
  • Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE – Chairman and Founder of British Urban Film Festival
  • Tom Abell – Chairman of Peccadillo Pictures
  • Peter Tatchell – Activist

The Gurgle of Water

Director Niamh Buckland
Written by Niamh Buckland & Lauren Walsh

Wales / 2021

Postponed by the pandemic we are delighted to present a new short film by former pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron.

The following menu will be served to opening night guests. The mouth-watering creations have been hand crafted by David Llewellyn from the Co-op’s Delicious Food Team.

Beetroot Pickled Quails Eggs

Quails eggs pickled over 4 days in a beetroot pickling mix served on lavash (flatbread) with a dash of caramelised onion ketchup

“Silence of the Lambs”

Rich creamy duck liver parfait served with Chianti gel and fava bean puree served on a rye cracker

“Royale with Cheese” (Vegan Burger)

Mini “Co-op GRO Quarter Pounder burger” served on a Brioche Bun with cheese & gherkins

Co-op Chicken Tikka Lollipops (sneak peak at Co-op Xmas)

Chicken Tikka lollipops dunked in mango dip and crispy poppadum’s

Tandoori Roast Carrot

Diced Carrot roasted in a tandoori marinade served on a mini poppadum garnished with yoghurt & pomegranate seeds

Irish Cream & Chocolate Marshmallows

Handmade rich velvety Irish Cream Liqueur & chocolate marshmallows

“Forest Gump’s Box of Chocolates”

Co-op Irresistible Chocolate Selection Box (Free From)

Milk Free selection of chocolates including:

  • Salted Caramel Flavour Truffle with Anglesey Sea Salt
  • Prosecco Truffle with Co-op Prosecco & Belgian dark chocolate
  • White Chocolate Strawberry Flavour Disc
  • Seville Orange flavoured chocolate disc sprinkled with kibbled orange flavour sweets

Mini Lemon & Raspberry Tart

Rich lemon Curd and raspberry puree in a sweet pastry case

Rainbow Macaroon

Classic sweet almond macaroon with pick & mix filling