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Best Feature Films of Berlinale 2021

Film Festival

8th March, 2021

Featuring famous faces as well as up-and-coming directors to put on your radar these ten Berlinale 2021 features show off the diversity of their curation.

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Marie Mc Court’s ‘I was still there when you left me’ is a Haunting Exploration of Tragedy and Guilt

Live Action

5th March, 2021

Inspired by the societal failures that led to the Grenfell Tower Fire, 'I was still there when you left me' shows off the power of street-casting.

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How Shiny Awards Founder Caroline Bottomley Is Connecting Emerging Film Creatives With Commissioners

Film Festival

19th February, 2021

Caroline Bottomley discusses Shiny Awards' mission of levelling the commissioning playing field for emerging filmmakers who and wherever they are.

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Giulia Achenza Explores the Cyclical Nature of Life in Enigmatic Momoni Fashion Film ‘Fenice’

Art & Fashion

17th February, 2021

Inspired by global events and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, 'Fenice' director Giulia Achenza explains how she used the fashion film to explore rebirth.

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A Launderette Trip Becomes a Soul Searching Journey Through the Stages of Guilt in Richard Paris Wilson’s ‘Clean’

Live Action, Premiere

12th February, 2021

Described as Willy Wonka and the Guilt Factory DN delves into director Richard Paris Wilson's 'Clean' the story of a man forced to reckon with his actions.

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Andrew Litten on Capturing the Two Sides of Rapper Nana’s Childhood in ‘King’s Blvd’

Music

9th February, 2021

A tale of the American dream told through rap, director Andrew Litten reveals how he conveyed the conflicted upbringing of rapper Nana in 'King's Blvd'.

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Lainey Richardson’s ‘Black &6teen’ Captures Both the Struggle and Joy of Black Teenage Life

Art & Fashion

5th February, 2021

Lainey Richardson talks about shooting Football Beyond Borders winning poem 'Black &6Teen' while remaining authentic to author Abi Simms' experiences.

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Delia Simonetti Spotlights Milan’s Afro-Italian and Queer Community in Celebratory Motion Portrait Promo ‘Foreplay’

Music

22nd January, 2021

Delia Simonetti reveals how she gathered Milan's tightly-knit Afro-Italian community for a series of playful portraits in vibrant music video 'Foreplay'.

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Dekel Berenson Poignantly Captures the Ukrainian Love Tourism Industry in BIFA Winning Short ‘Anna’

Live Action

21st January, 2021

Part two of a series exploring women's lives across the globe Dekel Berenson discusses 'Anna' his touching portrait of the Ukrainian love tourism industry.

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Hadley Hillel Creates an Entire Film World Out of Cardboard for Touching Dark Comedy ‘ERNIE’

Live Action, Premiere

12th January, 2021

Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.

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Redmond Bacon Top Ten Feature Films of 2020

Article

27th December, 2020

From stunning debuts to veteran directors fully in command of their tone, Redmond argues that 2020's films have been far better than the year itself.

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Sally Tran’s ‘2020 Brain’ Perfectly Captures the Year’s Strange Mood

Art & Fashion, Premiere

23rd December, 2020

Sally Tran shares her experience turning Amazon-bought Jell-O into human anatomy for the fun, horror-inspired '2020 Brain'.

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