April 14, 2023TUPILAK/ILGCN ORFEO IRIS AWARD PRESENTED IN STOCKHOLM
And secondly, thank you for – the complete surprise of - awarding me and the Austrian Embassy the 2023 Orfeo Iris Award!!!
I really hope that we will show ourselves worthy to have received this prize. I am really glad to have brought Heinz Heger to your attention, and it will be a fine gesture, as you were suggesting, to dedicate the award to him or to mention his name in connection with it."
Tupilak's chair, Sarah Guarino Werner, provided the Zoom link and Tupilak's Peter Fröberg was in charge of the events technical questions of sounds and film screening.
Bill Schiller of Tupilak/ILGCN pointed out that Orfeo Iris award winners come from Poland, Germany, Austria, UK, Czech Republic, USA, Sweden and Denmark.
"The award is named after the ancient Greek musician, Orpheus, whose music cold charm even the demons of the underworld and who was proud of his male lovers, including Calais -- a fellow sailor on the ship, the Argo. And "Iris"- the ancient Greek personification of the rainbow -- a messenger of the gods.
|Barbara Ludmilla Froehlich - Austria|
|Goethe Institute ABC|
|Heinz Heger 333 Pink Triangle|
|Nelly & Nadine|
|Orpheus and Calais|
Photos/logos: Daphne of GI, Peter, Bill, Claudia, Doris, Jutta, Barbara, "Nelly & Nadine," "Men" of Heinz Heger, Goethe Instiute logo, Orpeus, rainbow.