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Stephen Kijak Chronicles the Torturous Journey Through Stardom of Japan’s Biggest Rock Band in ‘We Are X’

Documentary

1st March, 2017

Stephen Kijak’s feature doc follows the journey from the 1980s to the present day of the enigmatic one-­of­-a-kind cultural sensation that is X Japan.

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Robots Meet Their Demise at the Hands of Michael Marczewski’s Malfunctioning Mechanisms in ‘Vicious Cycle’

Animation

21st February, 2017

In Michael Marczewski's animation, industrious robots find their repetitive work rewarded by a brutal demise at the hands of malfunctioning mechanisms.

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Shy Luv Clones Cascade Down the Bodies of Giant Junoesque Women in Bif’s Enthralling ‘Shock Horror’ Music Video

Music

6th February, 2017

DN caught up with Fabrice and Jules of London directing duo Bif to discover how they got Shy Luv clones to tumble down the sensuous bodies of giant women.

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Pierre Emperador Creates a Curious Soul-Stirring World of Familial Longing in ‘Seven & Light’

Animation

19th January, 2017

A child stranded on a lonely planet attempts to find a substitute for the familial love he yarns for in Pierre Emperador's gorgeous animated short.

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Elliot Lim Restores Balance to Our Fragile Political ‘Ecosystem’ in His Branded Greenpeace Animation

Animation

17th January, 2017

Elliot Lim employs his unique and addictive animation style in a campaign short for Greenpeace which captures the essence of the environmental brand.

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Lawrence Becker Answers One of Life’s Biggest Questions in His New Stop Motion Short ‘More’

Animation

6th January, 2017

Director Lawrence Becker's new stop motion animated short follows an eccentric man as he desperately searches for a deeper meaning to life.

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Amber Williams Top Ten Feature Films of 2016

News

28th December, 2016

Witness the mastery and originality of today’s independent cinema as expressed in Amber's cherished list of the top ten feature films of 2016.

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Paradise

Animation, Art & Fashion

19th December, 2016

Reimagining Hieronymus Bosch's most ambitious triptych, Studio Smack unveil an unparalleled animation which cites the evolution and corruption of mankind.

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Le A: Deus

Animation, Music

13th December, 2016

Rebecca Essler & Alexandra Battault hypnotise with the fluid beauty of a b&w animated fight from conformism in their video for the etherial sounds

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DN346: Chasing Asylum – Eva Orner

Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

8th December, 2016

Eva Orner’s documentary exposes the repugnant, inhumane ways the Australian government treats asylum seekers and its attempts to hide these atrocities.

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Zoology

Film Festival, Live Action

22nd November, 2016

Ivan I. Tverdovsky explores individualism and dictated uniformity in his story of a solitary woman who is given a new lease of life when she grows a tail.

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DN343: Indivisible – Edoardo De Angelis

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

10th November, 2016

Edoardo De Angelis explores themes of individualism and sororal symbiosis in his tale of singing siamese twins who discover the possibility of life apart.

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