2022 Iris Prize shorts

Grown in Darkness

Henry lives alone on his farm growing rhubarb in a dark cellar when his friend Emmanuel arrives to collect the harvest. Together the two spend a few days tentatively exploring the boundaries of their relationship in this short film about loneliness and longing in the later years of life.


Devin Shears


Anna Wheeler


Devin Shears

Canada, 17 Minutes

Devin Shears is a filmmaker based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland whose work has screened at FIN: Atlantic Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Anti-Matter and more.

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