Jake Graf
Iris Prize Jury Chair 2019
Jake Graf is an award winning director, writer and actor based in London known for his roles in ’The Danish Girl’ and ‘Colette’, and for viral hit ‘Headspace’.  Transitioning in 2008, and after a lifetime of searching for positive representations of trans...
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Jenna Dufton
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Jenna Dufton is the Programming Manager at Inside Out and the Director of Programming at OUTeast, Atlantic Canada’s queer film festival, which she co-founded in 2011. She has programmed for the Atlantic Film Festival, Viewfinders Film Festival for Youth, and WIFT-Atlantic’s Women Making...
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Hannah Graf MBE
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Hannah Graf MBE is a Captain in the British Army. She commissioned in 2010 and since that time has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan.  Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of...
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Lara Zeidan
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Lara Zeidan is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker based in London. After completing a BA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, she enrolled at the London Film School, MA in Filmmaking course, where she developed her skills as a...
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Mary Duong
Iris Prize Jury 2019
MARY DUONG is a Vietnamese-Australian filmmaker from Brisbane, focused on developing a strong creative voice and a subtle touch. She created, co-wrote, and co-produced LGBTQ drama web series, ‘Two Weeks’. The series launched in November 2018 and has had over...
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Jacquie Lawrence
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Creative Director – DIVA MEDIA GROUP/DIVA BOX OFFICE Jacquie Lawrence is a television producer/writer/director and Commissioning Editor, firstly at Channel 4 where she was in charge of the Channel’s LGBT content such as DYKE TV & QUEER STREET, both of...
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Tom Ware
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Tom Ware is a multi-awardwinning Executive Producer with over 25 years’ experience of producing factual television, documentaries and drama for a wide range of UK and international broadcasters. As Head of Film & TV School Wales, he leads a team of...
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Pauline Williams
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Producer, writer and former co-director of Gaucho production company responsible for award winning feature films One Full Moon, Leaving Lenin, The Making of Maps and Bafta award winning TV drama series’ Teulu (Family), Tair Chwaer (Three Sisters) & Profens.  Experienced producer of long running popular drama series and drama documentaries for S4C, BBC & C4. Mentor & producer on short film projects nurturing new directors & writers. Currently...
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Carwyn Balch
Iris Prize Jury 2019
A long-time Friend of Iris, Carwyn is a serial entrepeneur, having co-founded several technology companies.
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Helen Rowlands
Iris Prize Jury 2019
Sometimes writer, mostly now artist, retiring psychotherapist and always proud queer grandma, Helen was brought up in Cardiff & now lives in The Valleys with her wife, Jay.  Her involvements in Wales’ LGBTQ+ worlds have been wide ranging and long standing  from teenage employment in a local gay bar to being in the first cohort of Cardiff...
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Cliff Joannou
Best British Jury Chair 2019
Cliff Joannou is Editor-in-Chief of Attitude, the world’s biggest LGBTQ media brand. He has campaigned extensively for age appropriate LGBT-inclusive relationship and sex education in schools, and is a frequent contributor to Vice and i-D. His PR and marketing background includes working with Notting Hill Carnival, Sony Music and the ICA.
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Rasheed Bailey
Best British Jury 2019
Rasheed Bailey is the founder of Outcome LGBT®, an exciting new multi-faceted media platform listing the best in LGBTQ+ entertainment worldwide.  With over 8 years of experience in filmmaking, event management and now as a recruiter in a top ranking film school...
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Claire Lawrie
Best British Jury 2019
Claire is a London based visual artist and Best British Winner at Iris 2018 with her documentary ‘BEYOND: There’s always a black issue dear.’
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Scott McGlynn
Best British Jury 2019
Scott’s podcast show has special guests talking all LGBTQ Plus, Coming out and fun story telling, He’s had guests on such as Perez Hilton, Daniel Franzese (Actor : Mean Girls), Trey Pearson (Singer), David Yost (Actor : Power Rangers) over 80...
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Tom Webster
Best British Jury 2019
Tom Webster, from Salford, Greater Manchester, has worked for the Co-op for the past 10 years and is an active steering group member of Co-op Respect – The Co-op’s Voluntary LGBT Colleague Network.  He has a drive for equality and...
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Roisin Geraghty
Feature Jury 2019
Roisín is Film Programmer for GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin, as well as a freelance project manager and independent documentary producer.
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Fedor Tot
Feature Jury 2019
Fedor is Editor and Film Critic at Buzz Magazine, a Cardiff-based free magazine covering culture and events in South Wales.
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Lewis Bayley
Feature Jury 2019
Lewis is a Producer whose short film ‘Missed Conceptions’ continues to be screened around the UK and internationally two years after the film’s debut. He is the Industry Liaison for Bournemouth Film School at AUB, where he previously studied. Lewis is currently...
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