Bournemouth Film School graduate Joan started at WAVES, a women’s media training organisation, and founded Gay & Lesbian Arts and Media (GLAM) in Brighton, before becoming Media Development Coordinator for Cornwall.  Commissioned by Channel 4’s Dyke TV, her short films have been screened in festivals around the world.

“After having a short film compete in the very first Iris, I kept coming back because of its unique atmosphere; friendly, inclusive and empowering.  Can’t wait to see this year’s films in competition as a first-time jury member and see what themes the zeitgeist brings forth.  Then, if I’ve any spare time, I’ll take a stroll down to the Bay.”