LORD GLENDONBROOK (MICHAEL BISHOP)

Lord Glendonbrook (Michael Bishop) is a British businessman and life peer who rose to prominence as owner of the airline BMI. The former Channel 4 chairman became a patron of the Iris Prize in 2011. He was one of the...

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Tom Abell

Iris Prize Chair

Tom is the managing director of UK and Ireland based distributor Peccadillo Pictures, which he founded in 2020. Abell was appointed the inaugural Iris Prize Fellowship in 2019, which honours those who have made a significant contribution to the LGBT+...

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Heather Small

World-famous soul singer Heather Small achieved huge success in the 1990s with the group M People, selling over 10 million albums worldwide, before embarking on a solo career, with hits including Proud. Heather has been a supporter of the Iris Prize for many...

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CHRISTOPHER RACSTER

For 25 years, Christopher Racster has made an impact as a filmmaker, non-profit executive, and LGBTQ activist, employing media to foster understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Currently, Christopher runs a Los Angeles based consultancy focused on non-profit and...

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Katie White

Patron

Katie White is an award-winning, Scottish BAFTA-nominated writer, producer and director based in Scotland. Her 2014 film Middle Man, directed by Charlie Francis, won the award for Best British Short at that year’s Iris Prize Festival. She and Charlie returned...

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Alice Blanc

Alice Blanc is currently working as Distribution Coordinator, French Territories at Motion Picture Solutions. Alice’s past experience volunteering at film festivals, current experience in outreach and event-producing sets them in great stead for this role.  Alice has demonstrated great experience in...

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Suzy Davies

Suzy Davies is a qualified solicitor who became a Welsh politician, and served as a Member of the Senedd for South Wales West from 2011 to 2021. She held the office of Shadow Minister for Culture and Welsh Language between 2011...

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