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Iris Prize Winner 'The Wilding' Temporarily Available Online: VIDEO


For a limited time, you can check out The Wilding, a prize-winning short film, free of charge.

Made by Australian filmmaker Grant Scicluna (pictured below), The Wilding tells the story of Malcolm, a juvenile delinquent in love. The film won top honors at the 2012 Iris Prize Festival, a yearly LGBT short film event held in Cardiff, Wales. The Iris prize draws entrants from partner festivals in cities all over the globe: across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and in Hong Kong. Scicluna_Grant.jpg-

The Wilding can be viewed AFTER THE JUMP...

The timing of this online screening coincides with a new creative effort by director Grant Scicluna, who will be starting production on a new film in September.

It's called Downriver, and it's a kind of sequel ("spiritual successor," maybe) to The Wilding. Scicluna crowdfunded the film via Pozible, and while he's already reached his goal, you can donate to the film for another four days.

Of Downriver, Scicluna says: "We believe there’s an audience hungry for strong, emotional, complex material. We need your help to raise the final portion of the budget to enable us to start production in September.”

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A Montage of 30 of This Year's Best Short LGBT Films: VIDEO


Thirty films are on the shortlist for this year's Iris Prize, an annual award for LGBT short film handed out in Cardiff, Wales during its international gay and lesbian film festival in early October. The clips are not identified but the shortlist can be found here.



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