Michael Gamilla is the Programming Director of ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival in Upstate New York. His love for movies and his desire to serve the LGBTQ community have equally fueled his passion to volunteer for the Film Festival for the last 15 years. He has served on the international juries at Berlinale (Teddy Awards), Inside Out Toronto, TLVfest Tel Aviv, and Frameline San Francisco.

“While a trip to Iris Prize combines my love for both international travel and watching films, what I am really most excited about being on this jury is participating in an amazing process that could possibly be life and/or career changing for a filmmaker. But I hope I get to see and enjoy Wales too!”