Joan has been a Trustee of Liverpool Pride since 2010. She began her involvement in film by volunteering for Liverpool’s Outsiders LGBTQ Film Festival in 2005, and has programmed film for Liverpool Pride since the beginning.  She is a founder member of the Queer Film Network of UK & Ireland.

She says: “It’s a huge honour to be invited on the jury for Iris 2017. Iris has been an inspiration for our work at Liverpool Pride, especially around short film and increasing the cultural diversity of our programme. I’m looking forward to fresh views of LGBT+ lives on screen, visually arresting content, great conversations, and Welsh cakes from that fab stall in Cardiff market!”