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Art & Fashion, Asides

Live to Love

Director Adi Halfin celebrates the joyous all-encompassing pleasure of love and freedom in her intuitively made dance short.

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Film Festival

Reading & Leeds 2022 Cinema Tent….The Return

What do you do when the music stops at Reading & Leeds...head over to the Cinema Tent where we'll be screening a killer programme of shorts & music videos.

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Animation, Art & Fashion, Documentary, Live Action, Music

Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2021

Here are 20 of DN's favourite filmmaker interviews from 2021 which exemplify what continues to excite us about the craft of filmmaking.

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Art & Fashion

Nature, Movement & Fashion Coalesce in Felicia Manning’s Restorative Dance Film ‘The Best Ain’t Happened Yet’

Director Felicia Manning takes DN inside the creation of her joyous experimental dance ode to the liberating sensations of freedom, nature and lightness.

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Film Festival

Reading & Leeds 2021 Cinema Tent Shorts…It’s Good to be Back

A time honoured tradition DN re-emerges into the world for our Cinema Tent shorts programme, screening live at the Reading & Leeds festivals this weekend.

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News

A Statement on Adam Ellis’ Plagiarism Accusation & Backbone Films’ Short Film ‘Keratin’

In light of Adam Ellis' plagiarism accusation about the short film Keratin we would like to share this statement from our editor about the film's removal.

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Live Action

Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2020

Throughout 2020 DN was fortunate enough to speak to some of the most talented filmmakers across the globe. Here are 20 of our favourite conversations.

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Article

MarBelle Top Ten Features of 2020

"2020 is a year which has highlighted the deep importance of the moving image." MarBelle runs through the films that helped make a terrible year bearable.

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Live Action, Premiere

Inherited Conflict Puts the Breaks on an Impromptu Hookup in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s ‘Safiyyah’

What should be a carefree hookup becomes mired in the inherited resentments of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr's 'Safiyyah'.

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Documentary, Music

How James Kicklighter Captured Trans Opera Singer Lucia Lucas’ Historic Tulsa Performance in ‘The Sound of Identity’

We speak to James Kicklighter about documenting the boundary breaking performance of transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas in 'The Sound of Identity'.

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Live Action

How Lenny Abrahamson Transformed Sally Rooney’s Best Selling Novel Into the Record-Breaking TV Event of the Year

Lenny Abrahamson digs deep into TV series 'Normal People', from working with an Intimacy Coordinator for the first time to making subtle stories resonate.

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Live Action

How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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