Cheryl Dunye
CHAIR Iris Prize International Jury
Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the 90’s “queer new wave” with her Teddy winning debut film THE WATERMELON WOMAN. A member of the Academy, Dunye’s films foreground issues of race, sexuality and identity. Presently a Professor of Cinema at...
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Andrew Murphy
Andrew was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He began working with the Atlantic Film Festival in 1999, serving as Programming Manager, overseeing the AFF Programming Department, helping secure Galas, Special Presentations as well as foreign independent titles, niche...
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Arkasha Stevenson
Arkasha Stevenson is a Los Angeles based writer and director. Stevenson is a recent graduate from the prestigious directing program at the American Film Institute, where her thesis film Vessels about black market breast enhancement procedures within the transgender community was awarded...
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Doug Langway
American screenwriter, editor and film director, best known for the multiple award-winning BearCity trilogy returns to Iris Prize with the already award-winning BearCity 3. He appears as himself in Malcolm Ingram’s 2010 documentary Bear Nation, and is a producer of...
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Malan Wilkinson
Malan Wilkinson works as Deputy Artistic Director of Galeri, Caernarfon – a not for profit community enterprise operating as a Development Trust. Galeri holds the vision that: “anything is possible…through creative thought and sustainable action”. Malan also coordinates the PICS...
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Maria Pecchioli
Maria Pecchioli is an interdisciplinary artist, her practice shifts between performing art, filmmaking and curatorial projects focus on social practices, group working and activism In 2009 she co-founded Radical Intention collective and since 2010 she has been directing the Corniolo...
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Michael Gamilla
Michael Gamilla is the Programming Director of ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival in Upstate New York. His love for movies and his desire to serve the LGBTQ community have equally fueled his passion to volunteer for the Film Festival for...
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Nathan Adloff
Nathan Adloff made his feature film debut with “Nate & Margaret” (Director/Co-Writer/Producer). It sold for worldwide distribution prior to completion and received a commendatory review from Roger Ebert. “Miles” is his second semi-autobiographical feature, starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, which...
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Phillip Wyn Jones
Philip Wynn Jones is a freelance editor and reviewer, has been commenting on films since the early 1970s and has published two books on the subject. He has reviewed films on radio, TV and in various publications, both in print...
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Rod Thomas
Bright Light Bright Light is Neath’s Rod Thomas who has toured the world with Elton John, Ellie Goulding and John Grant, won fans of Pet Shop Boys and Michele Visage and worked with Alan Cumming and all Scissor Sisters members...
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Sarah Rotella
Sarah Rotella directs short films, web series, and features with her debut feature length film, Almost Adults. Her directing efforts have garnered 80+ million YouTube views and her films have been screened in 80 international film festivals including the Toronto...
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