2022 Feature Films

Barrio Boy

A Latino barber in a macho world faces a tough road ahead when an attraction develops for a handsome stranger during a hot and sweaty summer in Brooklyn.
Director Dennis Shinners short film ‘Area X’ was shortlisted for the inaugural Iris Prize in 2007, and the Barrio Boy short in 2013. He will be attending this year’s festival and is a member of the International Jury.


Dennis Shinners

USA, 80 Minutes

Dennis Shinners is an Emmy award winning promotional content creator and filmmaker based in NYC.  He has created multiple campaigns for AMC, IFC, Nickelodeon, WE Tv, TV Land and most recently Peacock among several other networks and brands.  His short films have collectively screened at over 100 festivals worldwide.  He is extremely grateful to be part of the Iris family and beyond thrilled that the world premiere of his first feature “Barrio Boy” will screen at the 2022 edition. 

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