Organizers of the Iris Prize have today (10/05/2017) announced a new Media Partnership with Diva - Europe’s leading magazine for lesbian and bi women. This relationship will build on the already announced media partnership with Attitude and Winq allowing Iris to reach more members of the LGBT community.
Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director commented:
“I’m delighted that after 10 years of coverage from Diva Magazine we are today able to make it official, through this exciting media partnership. This partnership is more than just a great way for Iris to reach women it is also a way of reaching the right women who share our excitement about increasing audiences for LGBT stories via film.”
“We are also excited about sharing news about the inaugural Diva Literary Festival and Awards with the Iris audience. Iris has a strong track record of having successful women writers take part in our festival juries including Sarah Waters who is also a Diva Author of the Year award winner.”
Linda Riley, DIVA publisher commented:
“I’m delighted that DIVA is partnering with this year’s Iris Prize. DIVA is a longstanding champion of LGBT arts and culture, and we have always covered the Iris Prize extensively. This media partnership takes our relationship to a new level, giving us the opportunity to introduce even more of our readers to some truly amazing LGBT short films.”
“I know that our Deputy Editor, Carrie Lyell, is looking forward hugely to being part of the judging panel, and everyone at DIVA would like to take this opportunity to wish all participants the very best of luck.”
The main festival sponsors are: The Michael Bishop Foundation, Welsh Government, BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Pinewood Studios Group, Cardiff University, Gorilla Group, Cineworld, Pride Cymru, British Council Wales, Orchard, and Bafta Cymru.