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2019 COLLABORATORS

Campbell is an award-winning filmmaker and the director of queer urban romcom Stud Life (2012). Their recent film DES!RE is a meditation on desire for queer masculinity, including transgender and female masculinity. They are currently working on a second feature, Low Rider, produced by Stella Nwimo and co-written by Guy Bolton is currently in development.

As well as film, Campbell was also one of the directors of the webseries Spectrum London, written by Jake Graf, exploring the lives of multi-ethnic and multi-gendered queer people in London, and Different for Girls, an adaption of the LGBTQ+ “bonkbuster” novel set in Chiswick.

Judge

CAMPBELL X

Berwyn is the director of Iris Prize. Established in 2006, Iris Prize is the world’s largest LGBT short film prize at £30,000. 9 short films have been produced to date with the Iris Prize including Burger and Followers which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

In 2016 the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary and was recognized by Bafta as an “A” list festival. The Cardiff based event has featured in the top 50 film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine for four years. The Iris Prize was recognized by The Queen at a reception for the British Film Industry in 2013.

Curator and intro guest

BERWYN ROWLANDS


Delphine is an alumnus of the Independent Cinema Office's prestigious FEDS scheme and a former theatrical sales executive for Altitude Films. Since 2018 Delphine has been helping theatrical distribution and exhibition make data-driven dating and booking decisions at London based box office data analysis company Gower Street.

Judge

Delphine Lievens

An alumni of National Youth Theatre and current member of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Edward Spence has enjoyed a varied career in film and theatre. Recent theatre productions include Cream Tea & Incest (2018) at The Hope Theatre, and Equus (2017) as Alan Strang, along with film roles in Bus Stop (2018) and Behind the Lens (2017). As a director, he has also collaborated with Curve Theatre on Brexit Means Brexit (2017) - a verbatim response to The National Theatre's My Country – and in his role as producer, is facilitating upcoming pieces of new local writing, Samuel Newton’s The Cole Porter Cookbook and Jack Squires’ It’s a Wise Child.

Host

ED SPENCE

Cherylee is an actor best known for playing Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street but she is also co-founder of two organisations; Triple C, a collective of both disabled and non-disabled creative individuals who want to make a change in the access of the arts for the next generation and DANC Disabled Artists Networking Community, a space to network, create projects/partnerships & discuss how to work together to create change.

Judge

CHERYLEE HOUSTON

A graduate in Film Studies from the University of Leicester, Jake has, since 2009, applied his love for film to the development of a suitably wide-ranging and intelligent film programme at Phoenix. Over the last nine years, he has developed an authentic and distinct programming voice, which has seen Phoenix’s cinema audiences increase year upon year.

Judge and Phoenix Film Programme Manager

JAKE HARVEY