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Cultural Heritage Frustrates a Teen’s Attempts to Solidify Her Identity in Josza Anjembe’s ‘French’

Live Action

12th October, 2017

Josza Anjembe speaks to DN about finding one’s cultural identity, her move into fiction filmmaking and using cinema as a weapon on short film

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A Man Suffers an Isolating Crisis of Communication in Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton’s ‘Wave’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2017

Co-directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O'Grady Peyton discuss their funny and moving short about a man isolated by the barrier of an unintelligible language.

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A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Battle of Wills Before the Bout in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s ‘Fighter’

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2017

Ten minutes before a match, a Down’s Syndrome boxer fights for his right to get in the ring in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s visceral short.

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An Iranian Wife Embraces an Opportunistic Route of Escape in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Award Winning Short ‘Retouch’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2017

Kaveh Mazaheri discusses working within Iran's censorship system and staging a convincing accidental death for his multi-award winning short 'Retouch'.

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A Woman Tries Not to Drown in a Sea of Guilt & Shame in Nickolas Duarte’s Character Drama ‘Trouble...

Live Action

6th October, 2017

Nickolas Duarte explains how he was able to embody guilt as a foreboding, pervasive presence in his melancholic character drama ‘Trouble Will Find Her’.

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DN352: In Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Chris Shepherd

Animation, Film Festival, Podcasts

4th October, 2017

DN caught up with Chris Shepherd to reflect on his celebrated career and return to the hybrid world of animated/live action violence in 'Johnno’s Dead'.

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23rd Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Wrap Up

Film Festival

28th September, 2017

DN looks back at some of our favourite shorts from this year’s bevy of films at the mighty Encounters film festival.

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Clim & Jade De Robles Find the Fun in Falling out in Sumptuously Styled Frenemy Short ‘985 Days’

Live Action

26th September, 2017

Clim and Jade De Robles explain how they found the fun in falling out in their sumptuously styled surreal frenemy short '985 Days'.

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Jiajie Yu Contemplates the Isolating Strangeness of Solitude in a Bustling Neon City in ‘Aliens’

Live Action

25th September, 2017

Jiajie Yu tells DN how taking a free-form approach to production enabled him to transport viewers into a world of disquieting disconnection.

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Watch Sparks Chase an Elusive Parisian Bird in Joseph Wallace’s Enchanting Stop Motion Puppet Music Video

Music

18th September, 2017

Read how Joseph Wallace transformed Sparks into puppets for an enchanting stop motion chase through 1930s Paris in 'Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)'.

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Aurélien Heilbronn Takes an Exhilarating Look at Illegal Motorbike Racing Gangs in Doc ‘Street Racers’

Documentary

15th September, 2017

Aurélien Heilbronn discusses documenting the lives of the thrill seeking teens behind the Dominican Republic's illegal motorbike street races.

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Bas Berkhout Takes a Playful Dive Beyond the Artist’s Creative Process in ‘The Story of Jon Burgerman’

Documentary

13th September, 2017

DN quizzes Bas Berkhout about the origins, processes and intentions of his ongoing short documentary excavation of the inner lives of popular creatives.

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