Berwyn Rowlands

Founder, Iris Prize

Berwyn is a Welsh Internationalist who has 30 years’ experience in film and events with a significant track record of turning artistic and strategic vision into reality.

In 2006 he established the Iris Prize – presented annually during the Iris Film Festival in Cardiff, Wales (UK). Seven short films have been produced to date with the Iris Prize. Burger and Followers were selected out of 8200 entries for the 2014 and 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

In 1997 Berwyn was appointed the Chief Executive of Sgrîn Cymru Wales in which capacity he established Ffresh, the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales, the Wales Screen Commission, and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (in partnership with the National Library of Wales).

Berwyn has produced content which has been broadcast on BBC, ITV and S4C including Llety Piod (UK) starring Bill Nighy. Among projects for radio, he produced Wales: Land of Film for BBC Radio 2.