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Ten Picks From the 26th Encounters Short Film Festival

Film Festival

30th September, 2020

From paranormal thrillers to Spanish soap operas set in Woking, DN lists the top shorts from Encounters Short Film Festival: Digital Edition.

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The Top Films to Stream at The Shortest Nights 2020

Film Festival

25th September, 2020

DN shines a spotlight on some of the best shorts streaming at this year's online edition of Short Sighted Cinema's The Shortest Nights film festival.

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An Obnoxious Internet Troll Meets His AI Match in Saman Kesh & Justin Daashur Hopkins’ ‘Algorithm’

Music

24th September, 2020

Saman Kesh and Justin Daashur Hopkins channelled pandemic stress into artistry in their AI-gone-rogue music video for Makeup and Vanity Set's 'Algorithm'.

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A Man Descends Into Madness in Colin Read’s Impossibly Looped 16mm Music Video for Doves’ ‘Broken Eyes’

Music

23rd September, 2020

Colin Read details the extensive planning behind Doves' music video 'Broken Eyes' which features a man's descent into madness in an ever-looping room.

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Pablo Maestres Retells the Myth of the Phoenix in Glacial Music Video/Short Film Hybrid ‘Flora Caic’

Music

21st September, 2020

Pablo Maestres discusses working in harsh arctic conditions and wrapping production during global lockdown for music video/short film hybrid 'Flora Caic'.

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Why rubberband. Shot Four Miles of Paper Images for Lewis Del Mar’s Animated Music Video ‘TV’

Animation, Music

10th September, 2020

Directing duo rubberband. ponder the onslaught of images we see on a daily basis in their hand-animated music video for Lewis Del Mar's 'TV'.

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Max Kane Documents a Young Man’s Gonzo Road Trip Across America in Single-Frame Drama ‘Duck’

Live Action, Premiere

9th September, 2020

One car, a crew of two, and a single frame setup. Max Kane offers insight into the three month shoot of his gonzo road trip short 'Duck'.

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Two Spaceships Have an Enlightening Confrontation in Joe Roberts & Karl Poyzer’s Animated Comedy ‘Floaters’

Animation, Premiere

8th September, 2020

Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts detail how through embracing their side-hobbies during lockdown they created 'Floaters' a hilarious sci-fi animation.

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It’s Time to Escape Corporate Suppression in Willy Hajli & William Kim’s Sci-Fi Fashion Film ‘Write Your Story’

Art & Fashion

4th September, 2020

A rogue employee escapes an oppressive corporation in Willy Hajli and William Kim's ambitious sci-fi fashion film 'Write Your Story'.

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Jonny White Shifts Visual Representations of Vulnerable Masculinity in Personal Doc ‘The Voices of Men’

Documentary

31st August, 2020

Jonny White aims to alter prejudices in his short doc 'The Voices of Men' which sees a rare vulnerability from the perspective of anonymous male voices.

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Dimitri Yuri’s ‘Falling Leaves’ Sees a Young Girl Inducted Into the Family Business of Preparing Corpses

Live Action

26th August, 2020

Dimitri Yuri explains how his filmic obsession with death led him to create 'Falling Leaves' a short drama about a young girl's introduction to embalming.

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Rob Savage Details How He Executed ‘Host’ the Zoom-Based Horror Feature Everyone’s Talking About

Live Action

20th August, 2020

Rob Savage reveals how he captured the zeitgeist for 'Host' his remotely-filmed, Zoom-based horror feature about a virtual lockdown seance.

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