Iris On The Move Returns To Llandudno Junction

The event is set to take place this January 24-26 at Cineworld Llududno Junction and will include an appearance from 2017 Iris Prize winner Mikael Bundsen and a screening of his film, Mother Knowns Best. Also in attendance will be Dionne Edwards, who's film We Love Moses won the Iris Prize Best British.

The festival will also be showing a variety of international shorts on the theme of love in celebration of Dydd Santes Dwynwen, the Patron Saint of Welsh Lovers and the Welsh equivalent of Valentine’s Day. 

Other highlights include a showing of God's Own Country, which had a really successful theatrical release in autumn 2017 and Signature Move, which focuses on the life of a thirty-something Muslim lawyer who’s also a lesbian and has started training as a Mexican wrestler! 

The event will also feature the 13 short films in the running for the 2nd Iris Community & Education Short Film Awards. Juding the Education Short Film Award will be Rhiannon Hughes,  Director of Wicked Cymru, Youth Film Festival, Graham Cantwell, Lily Director, Winner of Iris Prize Youth Jury Award, Paula Johnson, North Wales Police Enfys and Alex Polanski, Bangor University LGBT+ Society. There are seven short films competing for the Iris Community Short Film Award which will be judged by Mike Jones, Changing Attitude Trawsnewid Agwedd Cymru, Jenny-Anne Bishop, Unique Transgender Network, David Holloway, Bearable Director and Dionne Edwards, We Love Moses Director, Best British Winner. 

Andrew Pierce, Iris Prize Chair, has said; “It is important that Iris engages with audiences across the UK and this commitment to North Wales is the beginning of an ambitious plan to share LGBT stories with communities across the UK. I’m delighted that during 2018 Iris on the Move will be visiting: Newcastle, Manchester and Brighton.”

The full Iris on the Move: Llandudno Junction programme and box office is available here