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Thursday 25 February 202119.00

UCL Welsh Society is celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month!

Sign up to join us on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25th at 7:00 PM on Zoom in Welcoming LGBTQ+ Film Director, Berwyn Rowlands! 

About Berwyn: 

In 2006 Berwyn established the Iris Prize - the world’s largest LGBT short film prize at £30,000. 11 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. In 2020 the festival went online and secured an audience of 83,530 (10,000 in 2019). 

He is regularly asked to talk about LGBT issues on TV and radio. In 1990 he was one of the founders of CYLCH – the first Welsh national gay and lesbian organization in Wales. The organization published the bi-lingual magazine Y Ddraig Binc and exhibited at the National Eisteddfod in Aberystwyth in 1992.

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