Alfie Dale
Best British Jury 2021
Alfie is an award winning Writer/Director from London. His short film ‘My Brother Is A Mermaid’ premiered at the Iris Prize Film Festival in 2019, where it won Best British Short Film, the Audience Award and the Youth Jury Award – this...
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Emma Goswell
Best British Jury 2021
Broadcaster / Podcaster / Editor Emma began her broadcasting career in 2002 working for a string of commercial radio stations as a broadcast journalist before joining the BBC as a news reader and producer. She then turned her hand to...
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Nicky Wild
Best British Jury 2021
Seasonal Strategy Manager – Co-op I’ve been with Co-op for 4 years Managing seasonal events & representing LGBTQ+ colleagues on our LGBTQ+ colleague network RESPECT. I’m regularly involved in external talks on LGBTQ+ issues & National Pride planning events. A...
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Tim Highsted
Best British Jury 2021
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...
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Jamie Weston
Best British Jury 2021
Jamie Weston is an award-winning Film Director, whose previous feature movies (FoxTrap, Darker Shades of Elise, Mandy the Doll and Journey’s End: The Story) have been distributed by the likes of Sony Home Entertainment & Lionsgate. Weston’s latest short films...
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Jayne Rowlands
Best British Jury 2021
Jayne is a video producer and short-form filmmaker from Swansea, currently residing next to Brighton’s iconic beach.  She started her media career a couple of years ago at the BBC championing emerging music talent from Wales across the BBC radio...
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David Färdmar
Iris Prize Jury 2021
David Färdmar is a Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Casting Director based in Göteborg, Sweden. His directorial feature film debut ARE WE LOST FOREVER premiered in early 2020. Previously Färdmar wrote and directed the multi-award winning and controversial short film My...
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Carla Fraser
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Carla most recently co-wrote, produced and starred in the internationally award-winning short ‘Wings’, alongside national treasures Miriam Margolyes and Virginia McKenna.   Having trained as an actress at the Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire, Carla has gone on to develop an appreciation for...
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Lewis Bayley
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Lewis Bayley is a screenwriter, producer and host, and returns to Iris after chairing the International Feature film jury in 2020. Lewis is also the Industries Relationship Manager for Rose Bruford College. He has recently developed a queer television series with Working Title.  Mae...
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Michael J Ferns
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Michael is a Scottish director who studied at the Royal Consevatoire of Scotland, and previous to this won a Scottish BAFTA aged 16. Michael now resides in London and shoots extensively in TV commercials, broadcast TV and occasionally short film focussing on strong cinematic...
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Rasheed Bailey
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Rasheed is the Director of External Affairs at Ghetto Film School, an award-winning non-profit educating, developing and celebrating the next generation of great storytellers.   He is the manager of upcoming music producer Fool the Fox and a programmer at several...
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Roxy Bourdillon
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Award-winning writer Roxy Bourdillon is the editor of DIVA, Europe’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 at ClexaCon and...
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Victoria Warmerdam
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Victoria Warmerdam (1991) graduated in 2015 as a director and writer from the Art School in Utrecht, Netherlands with her graduation film Happily I am Happy, which was popular at festivals across the world. In 2015 she has won the Burny Bos Talent Award at the Cinekid Festival...
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YI WANG
Iris Prize Jury 2021
Yi Wang is the director and programmer of Queer East, an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and seeks to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK. Outside his role at Queer...
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