Iris on the Move - Cineworld Llandudno Junction

The Iris Prize is on the move - the world's largest LGBT film prize is visiting Llandudno Junction on the 15th-16th February 2017.

Organisers of the Iris Prize have confirmed that they will host a two-day event at Cineworld in Llandudno Junction on the Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February 2017. This will be the first time in the festival's 10-year history for the event to take place outside of Cardiff.

The event will include film screenings, workshops, a photographic exhibition, special events and the inaugral Iris Community & Education Short Film Awards. The awards will be presented for best films as well as a seperate award for the best LGBT impact. A total of 18 short films are in the running and the pre-selection juries are busily shortlist. The finalists will be featured on the big screen during the festival.

"It is important that Iris engages with audiences across the UK," says Iris Prize Chair, Andrew Pierce. "This commitment to North Wales is the beginning of an ambitious plan to share LGBT stories with communities across the UK."

"I'm over the moon to be able to share Iris with the people of North Wales," added Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director. "My personal highlight will be a special event called My Favourite Film Is..., where Jeremy Miles AM (Welsh Labour), Adam Price AM (Plaid Cymru) and Suzy Davies AM (Welsh Conservative) will talk about LGBT films which have affected their lives."

The full festival programme will be announced on Friday 27th January. Tickets and passes will go on sale on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Iris on the Move receives funding and support from: Film Hub Wales and the Queer Film Network

The main festival sponsors are: The Michael Bishop Foundation, Welsh Government, BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Pinewood Studios Group, Cardiff University, Gorilla Group, Cineworld, Pride Cymru, British Council Wales, Orchard, Pride Cymru and Bafta Cymru