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Iris On The Move Festival Comes To AUB


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Bournemouth Film School (BFS) are delighted to announce that Bournemouth has been added to the Iris Prize's touring locations, with a three-day visit to AUB between 20-23 February.

The event will include film screenings, talks and Q&As for students and staff alike.

Iris on the Move is a touring festival born out of the Iris Prize festival, which takes place in October each year in Cardiff. Established in 2006, Iris Prize showcases the best of LGBT+ cinema from around the World.

Speaking about the event, BFS Industry Liaison Coordinator, Lewis Bayley explained:

“Bournemouth Film School has sat at the heart of the Arts University Bournemouth for almost six decades and has continually created the next generation of filmmakers, craftspeople and storytellers. Ethnic and gender diversity behind the camera is really prevalent in LGBT film and this intersectionality is really exciting for us when thinking about the future of film and creating positive change. We want our graduates to make the positive impact on the industry that they want to see and having a prestigious organisation such as Iris Prize come to us is part of our commitment to that.”


20 February

11.00-11.45 – Coffee Talks “Queer Spaces– SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

An academic introduction to Queer Cinema with Dr Andrew Vallance and Clare Cahill.

12.15-14.00- Iris Prize: Best of British 2018 – SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Including Q&A with Iris Prize Audience Award Winner Wren Boys director Harry Highton and producer Sorcha Bacon.

Ladies Day
Abena Taylor-Smith, UK, 9 mins

BEYOND ‘There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’
Claire Lawrie, UK, 30 mins

Wren Boys
Harry Lighton, UK, 11 mins
Bachelor, 38
Angela Clarke, UK, 15 mins

17.00-18.15 – Iris Prize: Intimacy – SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Marc-Antoine Lemire, Canada, 23 mins

Sleepover (Sova over)
Jimi Vall Peterson, Sweden, 9 mins

Our Skin
João Queiroga, Portugal, USA, 17 mins

Girl Talk
Erica Rose, USA, 17 mins

19.00-21.00 – Feature: 1985 (2018) Dir. Yen Tan –SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

A man decides to return to his hometown in Texas to tell his estranged conservative parents that he has AIDS.

Pre-Feature Short Film: Wren Boys (2018) Dir. Harry Lighton

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

21.00 – 21.45 – Acceptable in the '80s – Opening Night Reception – Arts Bars

21 February

10.00-11.00 – Coffee Talks “Submitting your Shorts” – with Iris Prize festival director Berwyn Rowlands SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Berwyn Rowlands created Iris Prize back in 2006 and now holds the World’s largest LGBT short film competition prize at £30,000. Recognised by The Queen in a British Film Industry reception in 2013, the festival has featured in the top 50 film festivals worldwide and is recognised by BAFTA as an “A” list festival.

11.30-12.30 – Iris Prize: Gender and Family – SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

There You Are

Lisa Donato, USA, 17 mins

Profane Cow (Vaca Profana)

René Guerra, Brazil (15 mins)


Séverine de Streyker, Maxime Feyers, Belgium (22 mins)

13.00-14.15 – Iris Prize: Youth – SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Mrs McCutcheon
John Sheedy, Australia, 16 mins
WINNER – Youth Jury Award

Ladies Day
Abena Taylor-Smith, UK, 9 mins


Manuel Kinzer and Jorge A. Trujillo Gil, Colombia/Germany, 15 mins
The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part 1: Refuge

Leandro Goddinho, Germany, 10 mins
Something About Alex

Reinout Hellenthal, Netherlands, 19 mins

15.00-16.15 – Coffee Talks LGBT Film Panel – A025 NORTHWEST LECTURE THEATRE

Chaired by Iris Prize festival director Berwyn Rowlands. Featuring…

Dr Kip Jones: Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research and Reader in Performative Social Science (PSS). Executive Producer and author of the award-winning short biopic Rufus Stone (2012).

Ruby Parker-Harbord: Writer/director of short film Missed Conceptions (2017)

Victoria Wijeratne: Under Film Festival award-winning film and television composer

Dr Nick Bamford: TV and Theatre Producer and Director. Senior TV Production Lecturer. Author of Directing Television (2012)

17.00-18.15- BFS LGBTQ+ Showcase -SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

22 February

14.00-15.00 Iris Prize: Best of Iris (International) 2018 - SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Mrs McCutcheon
John Sheedy, Australia, 16 mins
WINNER – Youth Jury Award

Wren Boys
Harry Lighton, UK, 11 mins

Marc-Antoine Lemire, Canada, 23 mins

Three Centimetres
Lara Zeidan, Lebanon/UK, 9 mins

15.15-16.00 – Iris Prize Winner Lara Zeidan – Q&A -A025 NORTHWEST LECTURE THEATRE

Director of the Iris Prize 2018 Winning short film Three Centimetres Lara Zeidan sits down to discuss her film and future career.

19.00-21.00 – Feature: Rafiki (2018) Dir. Wanuri Kahiu -SH001 MAIN LECTURE THEATRE

Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives, but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Pre-Feature Short Film: Three Centimetres (2018) Dir. Lara Zeidan

Four Lebanese girls go on a Ferris wheel ride to make their friend feel better about her break-up. Their conversation drifts to a less fun place.

21.00 – 21.45 – Pink Party – Closing Night Reception – Arts Bar

23 February

‘Second Chance Saturday’ – Opportunity to watch missed shorts screenings from the previous three-day festival events

11.00-12.00 – Iris Prize: Gender and Family

12.00-13.15- Iris Prize: Youth

13.15-14.20 – Iris Prize: Intimacy

14.20-15.30 – Iris Prize: Best of British

15.30-16.30 – Iris Prize: Best of Iris (International)

Iris on the Move 2019 comes to BFS at AUB campus from 20-23 February. All tickets are free and accessible to students from all courses.

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