'WONDER' IS THE STORY OF SAMMY, AN 11-YEAR-OLD WHO REALLY DOESN'T WANT TO GO TRICK-OR-TREATING AS IRON MAN. THE IRIS BLOGGER SPOKE TO ITS WRITER AND PRODUCER, GABRIEL FURMAN (WHO ALSO APPEARS IN THE FILM) AND ITS DIRECTOR JAVIER MOLINA ABOUT FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND BREAKDANCING AT BAR MITZVAHS.
Cardiff University’s Iris Prize Youth Award is awarded to a film from this year’s shortlists which is suitable for younger viewers. The shortlist was chosen by the youth preselection panel of representatives. The winning film will then be voted for by young people attending this year’s Iris Prize Education Day on Friday 11 October and Pride Cymru’s Youth Festival, which takes place on Saturday 12 October.
Wonder took home "Best Short Film" in the HBO Short film competition at the Academy Award accredited, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival. This makes Wonder eligible to be nominated for the Academy Award in the Short Film category.