Hazel Remeika, lives in Manchester with her son, whom she co-parents, and has worked for the Co-op for over 10 years. A passionate activist, and the co-chair of the Co-op’s LGBT colleague network Respect, Hazel is the Partnership Manager (Education) working closely with the Co-op Academies Trust, linking the academies within the Trust with the Co-op to support school improvement and develop links with the business.

“I am really proud and excited to have been asked to join the Best British jury. Having attended IRIS in 2018, I know that the standard of entries will be high, and I am looking forward to sharing my insight with skilled film makers and getting more involved with this amazing festival. See you in Cardiff!”