Best of Iris

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Alliance Française de Bombay
May 30
10.00 AM

Short Film Package

Best of Iris package of short films comprise of the winners and highly commended films at Iris Prize 2014 film festival. Iris Prize film festival is one of the leading LGBTQ short film festivals in the world and offers a GBP25,000 award to the Best LGBTQ short film, for the filmmakers to make his/her next film. KASHISH is a partner festival of Iris Prize and the winner of the Best Indian Narrative Short film gets to be nominated to compete for this highest award.


MIDDLE MAN (Winner Iris Prize Best British Short sponsored by Pinewood Studios)
Director: Charlie Francis
2014 | 5 min | English | UK
Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

Davie has just started working in a call centre, which provides services for the hearing impaired community. When his new bosses turn up for an inspection, Davie does his utmost to show his professionalism.

WE ARE FINE (Iris Prize Best British Short – Highly Commended)
Director: Simon Savory
2014 | 5 min | No Dialogues | UK
Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

A young boy makes a discovery on the beach.

BOMBSHELL (Winner Iris Prize Youth Award sponsored by Cardiff University)
Director: Erin Sanger
2012 | 14 min | English | USA
Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

Living in the quiet suburbs of Denver, tomboy Daisy has a precarious relationship with her older brother Jude, whose affection and acceptance she pursues tirelessly. It’s Fourth of July and she must weigh her loyalty to her trusted older brother as she almost becomes complicit in a hate crime.

BUTTERFLY (Iris Prize Youth Jury Highly Commended)
Dir: Stuart McLaughlin
2014 | 14 min | English | UK

Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

Adrianne and Karl, a transgender couple, both diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, confront their own gender identity as they tell the story of their relationship and how it has changed their lives.

ABAN + KORSHID (Iris Prize 2014 Highly Commended)
Dir: Darwin Serink
2014 | 15 min | English | USA
Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

Inspired by true events, an intimate portrait of two Iranian lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their shocking and sobering end.

ALL GOD’S CREATURES (Winner Iris Prize 2014)
Director: Brendon McDonall
2012 | 20 min | English | Australia
Narrative Short
Indian Premiere

Having just lost their father, and their mother always favoring his younger brother Charlie, Asher is always at cross-swords with him; until one day Charlie stands up for him which rekindles their fragile bond.

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