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Nicolaas Schmidt Crafts a Mesmerising and Minimalist Work of Sly Romance in Arthouse Drama ‘FIRST TIME’

Live Action

23rd September, 2021

Nicolaas Schmidt reveals how he combined irony with romance to excellent effect in the static yet constantly moving minimalist film 'FIRST TIME'.

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A Search for a New Dog Deepens into Profound Personal Exploration in Zillah Bowes’ ‘Staying’

Live Action

17th September, 2021

Zillah Bowes discusses working with non-professionals, creating panoramas & getting inside her character's head in Welsh countryside-set drama 'Staying'.

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Brock Newman & Shamlo Faek Seamlessly Combine Multiple Realities in Lael Music Video ‘Crazy’

Music

16th September, 2021

Brock Newman takes us through crafting a gothic fantasy asylum populated with multiple versions of artist Lael in his & Shamlo Faek's creepy promo 'Crazy'.

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Stanley Xu Smartly Blurs the Line Between Representation and Memory in Metafictional Drama ‘Reprise’

Live Action, Premiere

7th September, 2021

Stanley Xu discusses using metafiction to play with genre and representation in his portrayal of the different ways we can remember past relationships.

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Zhenia Kazankina Acutely Captures Life in a Liminal Space in Deadpan Border Hotel Drama ‘Rio’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd September, 2021

Zhenia Kazankina explains how deadpan framing and cast relationships formed in rehearsals allowed for an oddball take on the coming-of-age genre in 'Rio'.

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Eli Powers Shows Us the Unbearable Weight of Masculine Defensiveness in Cape Cod Drama ‘Fish’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd September, 2021

We talk to Eli Powers about using intimate handheld frames, moody guitar licks & layered performances to create an affecting portrait of grief in 'Fish'.

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Andrew Wonder & Colleen Dodge Intimately Capture a Uniquely American Tradition in Doc Short ‘The Great Fair’

Documentary

31st August, 2021

Andrew Wonder & Colleen Dodge discuss the slow motion, modified camera lenses & attention to detail of their celebration of a uniquely American tradition.

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Will Goodfellow, Tom Noakes & Greg Sharp Bring Anime Flair to Salvatore Ganacci’s Banger ‘Fight Dirty’

Animation, Music

24th August, 2021

With fast action, dystopian world-building and an underdog story, the music video for DJ Salvatore Ganacci's 'Fight Dirty' pays homage to classic Anime.

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Matthew Wade’s ‘Eyes at the Specter Glass’ is Abstract Cinema at Its Most Wondrous

Animation, Premiere

12th August, 2021

Matthew Wade tells DN why he wanted to embrace the natural disintegration of his images for memorising animated sci-fi trip 'Eyes at the Specter Glass'.

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James Price Translates 70s New York into Modern Glasgow in Lo-Fi Crime Music Video ‘Diamonds Into Dust’

Music

9th August, 2021

James Price returns to discuss using a humble handheld camera to create exhilarating Americana-influenced Glasgow crime music video 'Diamonds Into Dust'.

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The Best Films at the British Shorts Film Festival 2021

Film Festival

4th August, 2021

A panoramic portrait of a nation in turmoil these 10 British Shorts Fest 2021 films show our nation's ability to acerbically diagnose our deepest problems.

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Disney’s ‘Short Circuit’ Season Two Shows off the Animation Studio’s More Experimental Side

Animation

3rd August, 2021

From delightful evocations of home to experiments in pure sound and colour, Disney's Short Circuit programme shows off the next generation of studio talent.

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