2018 Programme

Iris Prize Shorts 3 – Masculinity

Wed 10 Oct 2018, 19:00
CINEWORLD, CARDIFF, Screen 15
The third programme of Iris Prize short films explore masculinity in a world where traditional gender roles are being challenged, while age-old rituals and prejudices persist

59 mins + Q&A

The interactions between men can be brotherly, romantic, erotic, aggressive, and sometimes all at the same time. What does it mean to be a man in a world where traditional gender roles are being challenged while age-old rituals and prejudices persist? From hard-hitting drama to contemporary dance, spanning from Israel to the urban tower blocks of modern Britain, these five films each explore a different facet of modern-day masculinity, provoking and questioning both the characters’ preconceptions and our own.

Crashing Waves
Emma Gilbertson | UK | 4min

The War Room
Ben Hantkant | Israel | 15min

Michael Joseph Jason John
Scott T. Hinson | USA | 10min

Wren Boys
Harry Lighton | UK | 11min

Something About Alex
Reinout Hellenthal | Netherlands | 19min


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