22nd January, 2021
Delia Simonetti reveals how she gathered Milan's tightly-knit Afro-Italian community for a series of playful portraits in vibrant music video 'Foreplay'.
21st January, 2021
Part two of a series exploring women's lives across the globe Dekel Berenson discusses 'Anna' his touching portrait of the Ukrainian love tourism industry.
20th January, 2021
DN offers ten recommendations from the London Film School's 2021 online graduate showcase of their prestigious MFA Filmmaking programme.
19th January, 2021
Anthony Nti details how he cinematically reflected Ghana for his short drama about a chance encounter between two young children and a stranger 'Da Yie'.
18th January, 2021
Pedro Takahashi explains how he channelled Shame's dynamic and urgent live sensibility into exhilarating location-shifting music video 'Water in the Well'.
Live Action, Premiere
15th January, 2021
Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.
Art & Fashion, Music
14th January, 2021
Emilie Norenberg shares the experience of modernising classical music for 'Voguing With Beethoven', her dance film commemorating the famous composer.
13th January, 2021
Alfie Dale explains how he sought to re-understand embedded societal gender norms through his social-realist LGBTQ fairytale 'My Brother is a Mermaid'.
12th January, 2021
Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.
11th January, 2021
Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.
8th January, 2021
Andrew Butler and James Wilson detail the visual inspiration behind the bleak, lonely atmosphere of their isolation drama 'Keratin'.
7th January, 2021
Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.
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