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Dane McCusker Explores the Cross-Gender Boundaries of Social Interaction in Highly Fraught Drama ‘The Complex’

Live Action

27th November, 2020

Dane McCusker talks getting up close and uncomfortably personal in 'The Complex' as a young woman wrestles with the unwanted advances of her new neighbour

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A Murderer in the Smallest Town in America Reveals the Gruesome Details of His Crime in James Coyle’s ‘Confession’

Live Action, Premiere

26th November, 2020

Created entirely with miniatures, James Coyle's 'Confession' is a noirish micro-thriller about a murderer's declaration in a small-town police station.

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Yvette Farmer Expands the Cinematic Possibilities of the Monologue Film With Margate Set Short ‘X Anniversary’

Live Action, Premiere

25th November, 2020

A gorgeously shot collection of seaside monologues, Yvette Farmer's 'X Anniversary' boasts four very different captivating performances by Keeley Forsyth.

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Ivyy Chen Creates a Space of Calm and Contemplation in Soothing Mental Health Animation ‘isle of Chair’

Animation

24th November, 2020

A fluffy giant helps chairs to find their right place in gorgeous animation 'Isle of Chair', inspired by Ivvy Chen's friends' battles with mental health.

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Michael Kam Acutely Renders the Awkwardness of Young Infatuation in Coming-of-Age Short ‘Melodi’

Live Action, Premiere

23rd November, 2020

Inspired by the Indonesian comic book, Michael Kam's 'Melodi' elegantly tells the story of a young boy trying in vain to do the right thing for his crush.

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A Pompous Inventor Meets His Match in Frank Todaro’s Dry Allegorical Comedy ‘Men of Vision’

Live Action, Premiere

20th November, 2020

Frank Todaro discusses going back to the past to take a swipe at modern blowhards peddling bullshit as science in his dry period comedy 'Men of Vision'.

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A Hookup Escalates Into a Harrowing Encounter in Andree Ljutica’s ‘How to Say I Love You at Night’

Live Action

19th November, 2020

Andree Ljutica delineates the loose rehearsal process and musical shooting rhythm of his sixteen minute one-take drama 'How To Say I Love You At Night'.

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How Festival Formula Are Streamlining the Festival Circuit for Filmmakers in a Post-COVID Landscape

Film Festival

18th November, 2020

Festival Formula's Katie McCullough reveals her essential Do's & Don'ts for filmmakers approaching the film festival circuit in a post-Covid world.

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Ben York Jones Captures the Start of a Bittersweet Friendship in ‘I’m Alright If You’re Alright’

Live Action, Premiere

17th November, 2020

Adapting Arthur Bradford's short story "Mattress", Ben York Jones' 'I'm Alright if You're Alright' is a charming two-hander about making new friends.

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Kevin Castanheira Balances the Absurd with the Profound in Funeral Convention Documentary ‘Selling Death’

Documentary

16th November, 2020

Kevin Castanheira reveals how the mood of doc short 'Selling Death' changed drastically in the moment providing a fascinating film that upends expectations

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10 Unmissable Short Films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020

Animation, Film Festival

15th November, 2020

From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.

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The Cycle of Ageing Is Lovingly Captured in Breno Moreira’s Sweeping Portrayal of Brazilian Life ‘Ciclos’

Music

13th November, 2020

From streets bustling with childhood to the concerns of ageing parents, Bruno Moreira captures the circle of life in Brazil for MC Marechal's 'Ciclos'.

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