RYA Cymru Wales have been selected as one of the groups to work with the experienced team from Iris in the Community and make a film featuring members of the sailing and watersports communities.

An initial meeting is planned for the end of the school summer holidays and it will be possible to take part through video conferencing. 

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.  

Iris in the Community is an exciting and fun opportunity to make a film featuring members of sailing clubs as they’ve never been seen before.  

“RYA Cymru Wales are delighted to be offering this opportunity to make a film about LGBT issues in the world of sailing and watersports,” said Ruth Iliffe, national development officer for RYA Cymru Wales. 

“The Iris Team will work with you to select films from the Iris Prize festival archive and deliver our own film festival, including the premiere of our film, to fellow sailors, members and guests of our choosing!

“We will work around what suits the best people in terms of how and when this will take place.

“Successful applicants will meet with the Iris Team to come up with a concept for our film and we are looking for all you creative types to come along and chip in with your thoughts and help us write the storyline. 

“This will take around 5-6 hours and can be by video conference. We will then move on to film the concept in the future.” 

To register an interest, please follow this link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RYAIRIS