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Miriam Margolyes reacts as her film Wings wins Iris Prize Audience Award

"Wings flew into my heart from the minute I read the script"

2020-11-10

Wings, a love story about two women spanning six decades, has won the inaugural Co-op Audience Award at the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival.

Directed by Jamie Weston, the heart-warming love story focuses on two Land Army girls who meet during World War II.

The film is available to watch on All 4 for the next 12 months, as are all 15 short films competing for the 2020 Iris Brize Best British Short supported by Film4.

"Fantastic news!"

Miriam Margolyes, who stars in the film, commented: “The Audience Award is fantastic news! Truly thrilled to have been a part of Wings which flew into my heart from the minute I read the script.”

Weston and Carla Fraser, the co-writer and co-producer of Wings, commented: “The whole Wings team are absolutely thrilled!

“We make films primarily for the audience, so to win the Co-op Audience Award is truly amazing. There are so many LGBT+ stories that need to be shared and Wings documents a part of our history that hopefully will never be forgotten.

“We were delighted and deeply touched to have won the Iris Prize Youth Award, which again was an audience award; walking away with two and being 'highly commended' for the Best British award is more than we dared to hope for! Many thanks to everybody who voted for us and huge thanks to Team Iris for flying the flag for LGBT+ stories, and pulling off such an awesome festival despite the huge challenges this year.”

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