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Sean Wang Turns Awkward Phone Calls into Poetry in Nostalgic Yearbook Doc ‘H.A.G.S (Have a Good Summer)’

Animation, Documentary

22nd June, 2021

Sean Wang breaks down how he brought his eighth grade yearbook to life in 'H.A.G.S. (Have a Good Summer)', an exploration of childhood through adult eyes.

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Jerry Rothwell’s ‘The Reason I Jump’ Viscerally Brings the World of Non-Speaking Autism to Life

Documentary, Live Action

15th June, 2021

Jerry Rothwell takes DN inside the 360° sound and hyper-stylised portraiture of his enthralling documentary depiction of life with non-speaking autism.

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The Best Short Films of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021

Documentary, Film Festival

11th June, 2021

Doc/Fest's brave curation of intimate shorts shows off the incredible possibilities inherent within the documentary form. Here are DN's favourite 10 picks.

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Ángel Pastrana Captures Romance in Forty Gorgeous Cascading Frames for Lezón & Limousin’s ‘Ana y el Drago’

Music

8th June, 2021

Àngel Pastrana walks DN through the inspiration and preplanning behind his enigmatic temporally staggered Lezón & Limousin music video 'Ana y el Drago'.

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Meredith Hama-Brown Acutely Captures the Loss of Innocence in Pre-Adolescent Drama ‘Broken Bunny’

Live Action

3rd June, 2021

Meredith Hama-Brown talks about balancing naturalist performances with a heightened aesthetic for 'Broken Bunny's' unsettling mood of moral ambiguity.

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Andzej Gavriss’ ‘Eleusis’ Plunges Ukrainian Pop Star Ivan Dorn into a Weird and Wonderful Rehab Facility

Live Action

27th May, 2021

Andzej Gavriss details the meticulous storyboarding process which underpinned the creation of 'Eleusis' — a delicious, horror trip inspired by Greek myth.

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James Arden Delicately Portrays Female Resistance Within a Hyper-Misogynist World in ‘Leopard’

Live Action

26th May, 2021

James Arden walks DN through his use of careful framing and a 4:3 aspect ratio to create the claustrophobic atmosphere of his debut drama short 'Leopard'.

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Jerry Hoffmann Points Toward a More Inclusive Sci-Fi Future in German Android Short ‘I AM’

Live Action

25th May, 2021

Jerry Hoffmann talks to DN about putting Black woman front and centre of a science fiction story and creating uncanny robotic mannerisms in 'I AM'

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Filip Zaluska Tells a Tragic Love Story That May or May Not Have Been in Visceral RYSY Promo ‘Kilo’

Music

21st May, 2021

Filip Zaluska chats about using busy yet seductive frames to render the tumult and fantasy of a doomed love affair in shifting perspective promo 'Kilo'.

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Philipp Yuryev’s ‘Tale of the Deaf’ Places Russian Rapper Husky Into a Sordid Soul Stealing Fairytale

Live Action

17th May, 2021

Philipp Yuryev reveals the German expressionist influences behind his startling black & white allegory of contemporary Russian culture 'Tale of the Deaf'.

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Petter Holmsen Provides a Bird’s-Eye View of How Our Daily Habits Define Us in ‘Deb in Bed’

Live Action, Premiere

7th May, 2021

We speak to Petter Holmsen about deploying a top down view to depict the ups and downs of a woman's love life in charming, bittersweet drama 'Deb in Bed'.

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Elahe Esmaili Empathetically Explores the Decisions Behind an Iranian Child Marriage in ‘The Doll’

Documentary

5th May, 2021

Elahe Esmaili discusses 'The Doll' her engaging exploration of cultural norms in which a family share their opinions on the marriage of a 14-year-old girl

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