Film Festival Category

A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Pre-Bout Battle of Wills 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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Racism Destroys a Freewheeling Venice Beach Community in Kate Hickey’s Feature Doc Debut ‘Roller Dreams’

Documentary, Film Festival

5th October, 2017

Kate Hickey’s doc celebrates the rise of the iconic Venice Beach rollerskate dancing scene and exposes the prejudices which fuelled its destruction.

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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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BFI London Film Festival 2017: Looking Ahead

Film Festival

2nd October, 2017

DN looks ahead at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, anticipating what to see from this years' eclectic lineup of diverse and exciting cinema.

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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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Join DN for a Cinema Tent Short Film Bonanza at the Reading & Leeds Festivals

Film Festival

24th August, 2017

DN packs a choice selection of the world's finest shorts and heads off to the Reading & Leeds music festivals for our annual Cinema Tent screenings.

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How to Get a Vimeo Staff Pick – Head Curator Sam Morrill Provides Insight into the Curation Process

Article, Film Festival, Live Action

12th July, 2017

Director of Curation Sam Morrill takes DN through the Vimeo curation team's process of finding and selecting Staff Pick films.

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Deception, Mystery and Noir Are All on the Menu in Jack Perry’s ‘A Girl Goes For Dinner’

Film Festival, Live Action

16th June, 2017

Ahead of playing The Shortest Nights, Director Jack Perry tells DN how he formed his stylish noir/thriller, 'A Girl Goes For Dinner'.

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Hunger Takes Its Toll For Zombie Lee in Sinead Stoddart’s ZomCom ‘Munchies’

Animation, Film Festival

16th June, 2017

Sinead Soddart explains to DN how she turned a first year University pitch into a hilarious zombie short with plenty to chew on.

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“Less Is More” – Short Sighted Cinema’s Mission to Bring Short Film to the Mainstream

Film Festival

7th June, 2017

DN Speaks to Short Sighted Cinema co-founder Kate Williamson about their mission to bring short film to the mainstream with The Shortest Nights.

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Eyes Wide Open Cinema: Brighton’s Answer to Queer Film Curation and Celebration

Article, Film Festival

22nd May, 2017

DN talks with Eyes Wide Open Cinema programmer Jacob Engelberg about the inception & aspirations of the Brightonian queer cinema exhibition programme.

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