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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Mikael Bundsen
Iris Prize Jury 2020
Mikael Bundsen is a Swedish screenwriter and director with a BA in film directing and a one–year 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 –...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. Lewis is 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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 years has been a Camera Trainee in industry features and shorts.  This year’s Feature Jury is made up of final-year students and...
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