Brian Robinson
CHAIR - International Jury
Brian Robinson was a press officer for the British Film Institute 1987 – 2017. He developed a parallel career programming for both the National Film Theatre and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (now BFI Flare) where he remains...
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Adam Silver
International Jury
From guiding the marketing strategy of Australia’s largest independent exhibitor (Palace Cinemas), to acquiring films for the world’s largest LGBT distributor (TLA), Adam brings over fifteen years industry experience, and a serious love of LGBT cinema to Iris this year....
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Joan Beveridge
International Jury
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...
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Craig Boreham
International Jury
Craig Boreham is an Australian director whose films have been shown at over 200 international festivals, including Berlin, Cannes and Palm Springs. A retrospective of Craig’s work, CINEMA OF TRUE POISON, was presented by Fundacion Triangulo in Madrid. Craig has...
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Joan Burnett
International Jury
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...
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Lisa Gornick
International Jury
Lisa Gornick has made two award winning feature films, Do I Love You? (2003) and Tick Tock Lullaby (2007). She has directed for Channel 4, acted in films and theatre and has performed in her own live drawing shows at...
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Tim Isaac
International Jury
Tim Isaac is a former magazine editor who launched Big Gay Picture Show after realising how difficult it can be to find out about new LGBT films. The site is now one of the most popular specialist gay cinema websites...
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Dafydd Jones
International Jury
Dafydd Jones is a Programme Editor for ITV Wales, leading the editorial team behind the channel’s flagship news programme, Wales at Six. “I’m thrilled to be a judge this year and enjoy some of the finest LGBT filmmaking from across...
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Carrie Lyell
International Jury
Carrie Lyell is a journalist who joined DIVA magazine in 2013. She’s always wanted to write about queer culture (in her words, “because being gay is the only thing I’m any good at”) and is passionate about amplifying queer women’s...
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Christopher Schaap
International Jury
Christopher Schaap is a filmmaker and Seattle University graduate. In 2016, he wrote, directed, and starred in his first feature film, Prom King, 2010, which won the New Vision Award at Cinequest 2017 and has since played at a variety...
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Campbell X
International Jury
Campbell is an award-winning filmmaker and the director of queer urban romcom Stud Life (2012). Their recent film DES!RE is a meditation on desire for queer masculinity, including transgender and female masculinity. They are currently working on a second feature,...
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