Programme 2016

Iris Shorts Programme 4

68 mins

The Threshold – Daaravtha
Nishant Roy Bombarde
Country: India
Time: 30 min,  2015

An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos.


Push Me
Tove Pils
Country: Sweden
Time: 25 min, 2014

Siri is at a turning point of her life. She feels frustrated about not daring to do what she wants and dreams about. She feels like the society, as well as her own boundaries stop her from living fully, be who she wants to be, scream when she wants to scream and live out her fantasy about dominating someone else sexually. Her new friend Lee, a transgender performance artist, is going to help her to get rid of her fears.


Jake Graf
Country: UK
Time: 13 min, 2016

As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise, and the veil of night is lifted, the pair are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality that life is sometimes what you make it, and that in the cold light of day, it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul