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BURGER WINS AWARD – 22 JANUARY 2014

Burger presented with Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting at Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Institute this evening (21/01/2014) announced the jury prizes and honourable mentions in short filmmaking at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 66 short films selected from a record 8,200 submissions.

Burger’s director Magnus Mork was at the Awards Ceremony when he was presented with the Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting. The jury mentioned that Burger had won “For its uncanny observation of complex social dynamics and succeeding when it could have gone so wrong.”

“This recognition by the Sundance Film Festival is yet more confirmation that Magnus Mork is a huge talent. This is also wonderful news for the Iris Prize and further highlights our work in supporting LGBT film talent,” said Andrew Pierce, Iris Prize Chair.

The late night goings on in a Cardiff burger bar has been appearing this week on the big screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. However, you don’t need a ticket for the film festival to see the film. Organisers of the Sundance Film Festival have invited Burger to join 14 other short films to be screened on YouTube.

BURGER directed by Magnus Mork is the fourth short film to be produced by the Iris Prize, supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation.

“Burger will be available until Sunday 26 January via YouTube. The Iris Prize has been committed to sharing LGBT stories with as wide an audience as possible and this opportunity to reach a global audience is amazing,” said Festival Director, Berwyn Rowlands.