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Posted 16.01.20

Iris On The Move Plymouth celebrates LGBT+ film

By Phillip Buchan

Iris On The Move Plymouth is an upcoming major joint initiative between Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Arts Cinema and Iris Prize, collaborating with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the college.

Featuring a two-day intensive programme of sessions, lectures and presentations about LGBT+ film, Iris On The Move Plymouth takes place on 10 and 11 February 2020. 

Open to students, staff and members of the public, the event will include one of only seven UK pre-release previews of the major international feature film and 2019 Iris prize-winner, 'And Then We Danced' on 10 February, at which the director, Levan Akin will be present.

Other featured events and screenings include a session with Festival Director Berwyn Rowlands giving tips and advice on how to get your films into festivals, plus a Q&A with Alfie Dale, director of the 2019 Best British Short winning film 'My Brother is a Mermaid'.

The programme of daytime events are open to the public and free to attend, with concessionary tickets for Plymouth College of Art staff and students available for the evening showing of 'And Then We Danced'.

Lucy Leake, Senior Lecturer & Assistant Head of School, Arts + Media, at Plymouth College of Art, said: “Iris On The Move coming to Plymouth is a major event for the city and will offer our students an incredible opportunity to engage with the world's biggest prize for LGBT+ film. We’re very excited about the programme of events that are lined up as part of the festival and advise anybody who’s planning a visit to book early.”

Iris Prize, based in Cardiff, runs the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize, a major international film festival and a programme of education, research events and community outreach projects.