![[Iconoclast by Alex Haney poster.jpeg|lightbox|300]] *a short film [[Screenwriting|written]] & [[Directing|directed]] by [[Bio|Alex Haney]]* *USC School of Cinematic Arts* When his bathroom mirror reflection begins to separate from him, a mixed race queer teen must navigate a landscape of identity and change before living visions of his internal battle tear his world apart. Received 6 awards including a Wonderland Award from the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and screened at 36 festivals including Outfest Los Angeles, the Oscar-qualifying Calgary International Film Festival, the Diversity in Cannes Showcase, and the BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival. --- <div style="padding:56.25% 0 0 0;position:relative;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/202825377?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;badge=0&amp;autopause=0&amp;player_id=0&amp;app_id=58479" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture; clipboard-write" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" title="&quot;Iconoclast&quot; Teaser Trailer"></iframe></div> ![[Iconoclast still 1.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 2.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 3.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 4.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 5.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 6.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 7.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 9.jpg|lightbox]] ![[Iconoclast still 8.jpg|lightbox]] --- > [!quote] One of the most notable shorts was the identity-searching Iconoclast by Alex Haney. A mixed-race, trans and Jewish teenager desperately tries to figure out how to come to terms with his true self and how to go about presenting said self to the world. Sharp, striking and fast paced this 6.00 min short is memorable for its warped visual reality. Haney draws upon Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” and creates a deeply touching film about feeling trapped behind the glass of a self that you no longer recognise. > — *Jasmine Onstad, Izzy Moore and Emily Taylor, Nouse* > [!quote] A Visually Stunning Film From Director Alex Haney - Iconoclast, directed by Alex Haney, is an official selection of the Oregon Short Film Festival 2018. The judges were impressed with the emotional rollercoaster of this story. The visuals and edit help the viewer get a better understanding of what the main character is going through mentally. “Iconoclast” has been nominated for Best Film Editing, as well as, Best Drama Film. > — *Oregon Short Film Festival* --- > [!official-selection] > Oscar-qualifying Calgary International Film Festival 2017 > [!official-selection] > BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 > [!award] FINALIST: BEST STUDENT FILM > Student World Awards August 2017 > [!official-selection] > Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2017 > [!official-selection] > Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Oregon Short Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] NOMINATION: BEST DIRECTOR > Oregon Short Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Film Fest Petaluma 2018 > [!official-selection] NOMINATION: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY > Oregon Short Film Festival 2018 > [!award] SECOND PRIZE WINNER > Lewis Carroll Society Wonderland Award 2017 > [!official-selection] > Diversity in Cannes Showcase 2017 > [!award] AWARD OF RECOGNITION: LGBT (STUDENT) > Accolade Global Film Competition May 2017 > [!official-selection] > National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2017 > [!official-selection] > Filmchilla 2017 > [!award] MONTHLY CATEGORY WINNER: LONG SHORTS > BFFF Berlin Flash Film Festival August 2017 > [!award] OVERALL WINNER: EXPERIMENTAL > BFFF Berlin Flash Film Festival Annual Event 2017 > [!official-selection] CATEGORY FINALIST: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY > Alternative Film Festival Winter Edition 2017 > [!award] BEST STUDENT FILM > FROSTBITE International Indie Fest October 2017 > [!official-selection] > Level Ground Film Festival 2017 > [!official-selection] > Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival 2017 > [!official-selection] SEMI-FINALIST > Los Angeles CineFest November 2017 > [!official-selection] > Deltas of Charlotte Foundation Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase 2018 > [!official-selection] > \#WeGotFilms Student Stories Competition 2018 > [!official-selection] > NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > 25 Under 25 Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Manchester Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > SpringOut! Middle Tennessee LGBT+ Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Pordenone International Film Fest 2018 > [!official-selection] > CINEMQ Shanghai Queer Collective 2018 > [!official-selection] > GLITTER Oklahoma LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Kaleidoscope LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 > [!award] 3RD PLACE WINNER > Audience Awards LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > Josiah Media Festival 2018 > [!official-selection] > FRAME LIGHT: Short Focus 2018 > [!official-selection] SEMI-FINALIST > The Film Empire’s Diversity Filmmakers Mentorship Competition 2018 > [!official-selection] > Audience Awards Live Film Festival 2019 > [!official-selection] > AudFest Shorts Film Festival 2019