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Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab Reverse Parent-Child Dynamics in Absurdist Animated Short ‘Flipped’

Animation

10th June, 2021

Co-Directors Hend Esmat and Lamiaa Diab break down the purposely youthful visual style they employed for their short animated comedy 'Flipped'.

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Awkward Encounters Abound in Emma Seligman’s Short to Feature Comedy of Chaos ‘Shiva Baby’

Live Action

7th June, 2021

Emma Seligman describes the process of adapting her NYU thesis short into debut feature 'Shiva Baby', a comedic examination of colliding personas.

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Oliver Goodrum’s ‘Iniquity’ Asks if Salvation Can Ever Exist for Perpetrators of Unconscionable Acts

Live Action

4th June, 2021

Oliver Goodrum returns to discuss expanding the world of his viral, BAFTA shortlisted film 'This is Vanity' 7 years later with follow-up ‘Iniquity’.

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Luca Spreafico Explores the Narrative Soul of a Fashion Film Through an Intense Therapy Session in ‘Alex’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd June, 2021

Luca Spreafico explains his decision to incorporate dance in 'Alex' his experimental film which physically explores the lasting effects of childhood trauma.

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A Young Girl Unwittingly Discovers the Underbelly of Lagos in Akinola Davies Jr’s Sundance-Winning Drama ‘Lizard’

Live Action

1st June, 2021

Akinola Davies Jr reveals the challenges of shooting on-location in the intense Nigerian heat with 200 extras for his fantasy coming of age drama 'Lizard'.

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Robert Broadhurst Challenges Racial Stereotyping in Subversive Drama Short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’

Live Action

31st May, 2021

Robert Broadhurst discusses provoking audiences to reflect on their reactions to his subversive drama short ‘An Occurrence at Arverne’.

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Ten Picks From The Shortest Nights 2021

Film Festival

28th May, 2021

An uplifting celebration of the best in British shorts - DN covers this year's The Shortest Nights festival offering a selection of ten must-see films.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Composes a Powerful Celebration of Black Women in ‘To the Girl that Looks Like Me’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th May, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses challenging the practice of cultural appropriation in her poetic NYU thesis film 'To the Girl that Looks Like Me'.

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A Lovesick Patient Enters Emotional Rehab in Elina Sahlin’s Surreal Drama ‘Department of Detachment’

Live Action

20th May, 2021

Writer/Director Elina Sahlin discusses the Bergman-esque tone and dialogue she sought to evoke in her surreal love rehab drama 'Department of Detachment'.

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10 Must-Watch Shorts From the National Film and Television School’s 2021 Graduate Showcase

Film Festival

18th May, 2021

From colourful claymations to gothic dramas, DN recommends ten shorts to catch at the National Film and Television School's 2021 Graduate Showcase.

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Simon Mulvaney Delves Into the Experience of Life Without Mental Images in Insightful Aphantasia Doc ‘Out of Mind’

Documentary

14th May, 2021

Simon Mulvaney discusses his decision to explore the neurological condition of aphantasia through personal stories not data in his WIRED doc 'Out of Mind'

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Cynical Smile’s ‘Waves’ Showcases the Same-Yet-Different Beauty of Human Motion and Repetition

Art & Fashion

13th May, 2021

Cynical Smile walks DN through the process of shooting 1000fps on Freefly's new camera to capture the nuanced motions of his short dance film 'WAVES'.

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