INTERVIEW w/ GABRIEL FURMAN & JAVIER MOLINA
'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.
FINALIST: CARDIFF UNIVERSITY’S IRIS PRIZE
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.
IRIS PRIZE SHORTLIST SELECTION
Wonder has been selected as one of 36 outstanding LGBTQ+ films from around the world selected for the 2019 Iris Prize shortlist, a.k.a. the LGBTQ Oscars.
To find out more head to irisprize.org
WINNER 2019 HBO SHORT FILM COMPETITION
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.
2019 ARTIST GRANT
'Wonder' has received a grant made possible (in part) by the Queens Council onthe Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in
partnership with the City Council.