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&A’s 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.”

The programme will feature the following talks and feature films:

Wednesday, 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. Book tickets to this event here.

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. Book tickets here.