Calling all budding actors, directors, camera people, script writers, sound technicians and anyone who would like to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT+ people.

We're really excited to have been selected as one of the groups to work with the experienced team from Iris in the Community and make a film for "Stand Up! for emotional health & well-being". The Iris Prize is an international LGBT+ film festival based in Cardiff and Iris in the Community is Big Lottery funded to work with communities across Wales to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT+ people and to enable people to develop skills in the media industry. Previous participants have been very positive about how the project has helped them to develop confidence as well as film-making skills.

At this stage we're gauging interest to decide where our first planning meeting will be held to come up with a concept for our film and are looking for all creative folk to come along and chip in with your thoughts to help us write the storyline. We'll be spending around 5-6 hours on this, with a break for lunch. You do not have to be a part of the LGBT+ community to take part, although if you are, so much the better! We could explore issues to do with sexuality and emotional well-being, bullying, coping with stigma and discrimination or something completely different - we have a blank page to get creative with!

Depending on interest, we are hoping to run two film-making groups: one in South Powys and one in North Powys to give as many people as possible an opportunity to take part.

After we've come up with our concept, and developed the story, we'll book a date for filming. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in operating a camera; sound; directing and/or acting by working with industry professionals. This would be a full day's work and then the experienced Iris editors will edit the film into its final form. Editing takes place at their base in Cardiff but there might be opportunities for people to go along to watch the editing process, if this would be of interest.

The final element of the project is a mini-Iris film festival and there will be opportunities to get involved to help to plan this event and select the programme from the Iris Prize archive of short films. 

Please contact Anne Woods to express interest in getting involved in this exciting project, whether you want to commit to the whole project or just a small part.

Initially, we will assess where in Powys the majority of people are based and decide where would be the most sensible place to host the first meeting to talk about concept ideas and think about possible filming locations. Travel expenses can be reimbursed and we can explore options to make sure that nobody is excluded from the project because of where they live. No-one will have to appear on camera if they don't want to and attending the first meeting does not commit you to anything more. Anne is happy to talk the project through with you to help you to decide whether it's something that you would like to take part in. Hope to have you on board!

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