Berwyn Rowlands

Berwyn is a Welsh Internationalist who has 25 years' experience in film and events with a significant track record of turning artistic and strategic vision into reality.

In 2006 he founded the Festivals Company which has a number of high profile projects including the Iris Prize Festival - the worlds largest lesbian and gay short film prize and Ffresh - the UK’s largest and longest running student moving image event.

Berwyn was the Chief Executive of Sgrîn Cymru Wales from 1997 to 2006 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, Colonial Gods (US/UK Co-production) and Boys Village (German/UK Co-production). Among projects for radio, he produced Wales: Land of Film for BBC Radio 2.

He is regularly asked to talk about film and gay rights on TV and radio. He has also served on film award juries and speaks on both programming and event production at universities, conferences and festivals having contributed to the European Short Film Symposium, Cork and the International Film Festival Summit, New York.