Film Festival Category

DN340: On Call – Alice Diop

Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

19th October, 2016

Alice Diop's latest documentary seeks to put names and faces to the asylum seekers suffering a life of loneliness and fear as they live in exile in Paris.

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DN339: TOWER – Keith Maitland

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

14th October, 2016

Keith Maitland shares how he combined archival footage & rotoscoped animation to place audiences in the crosshairs of his Texas Tower shooting documentary.

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Pregnant Pause

Film Festival, Live Action

13th October, 2016

Writer/director Alice Seabright talks tight deadlines and relatable characters as she joins us to discuss the first in a series of character-driven shorts.

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Wild

Film Festival, Live Action

12th October, 2016

A young woman rejects societal norms in favour of her own desires after forging an all consuming connection with a wolf in Nicolette Krebitz's 3rd feature.

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Your Mother and I

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2016

Hoping to make you laugh & cry with a story encompassing the micro & macro, Anna Maguire joins us to discuss her adaptation of Dave Eggers' short story.

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Dawn of the Deaf

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2016

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss how he injected fresh blood into the veins of undead storytelling with his new take on the horror/zombie short.

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A Date for Mad Mary

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2016

Darren Thornton kicks off our LFF coverage with his realistic exploration of the difficulties of reintegrating into life on the outside after prison.

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Reading & Leeds 2016 Cinema Tent Shorts

Film Festival

26th August, 2016

This weekend Directors Notes braves the outside world to screen some of our favourite shorts from the past year at the Reading & Leeds music festivals

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DN333: Passion & Insanity Make for Destructive Bedfellows in Jakob M. Erwa’s Tense Psychodrama ‘Homesick’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

16th December, 2015

“Don’t sit & wait for the chance, do it! If you fall you fall. Stand up, do it again!” Dir. Jakob M. Erwa shares the rallying cry that powered the

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DN332: Maya Newell Explores Society’s Reactions to Same-Sex Parenting in ‘Gayby Baby’

Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

11th December, 2015

Australian Director Maya Newell discusses her exploration of same-sex parenting in her debut documentary ‘Gayby Baby’.

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DN331: Matt Sobel Takes an Inverted Look at the Coming of Age Story in ‘Take Me To The River’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2015

DN talks to Matt Sobel about his inverted coming of age feature 'Take Me To The River' and discovers how he harnessed the celebrity power of Taylor Swift to

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DN330: Nightmares Become Unreality in AKIZ’s Dark Monster Tale ‘Der Nachtmahr’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd November, 2015

Artist & Director AKIZ shares how he brought realism to his fantastical feature 'Der Nachtmahr' whilst augmenting the film’s abrasive techno soundtrack

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