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Live Action, Premiere

Jermaine Manigault’s Experimental Short ‘Not Black Enough’ Cathartically Confronts Blackness in America

Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.

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Animation

Simon Robson’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ Brutally Confronts the Damage Caused by Plastic in the Ocean

Fully computer-generated, Simon Robson discusses the making of his urgent call to action animation, a potent metaphor for environmental wastefulness.

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Art & Fashion

Bram VanderMark’s Dance Film ‘I Carry Them’ Captures the Melancholy of Leaving Loved One’s Behind

Bram VanderMark discusses exploring the burden of carrying your memories with you through deeply-felt choreography and a wistful score for Films.Dance.

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Documentary

Christian Schultz’s ‘Cultivating Originality with Director Jodeb’ Goes Deep on the Artistic Process

Christian Schultz discusses working with acclaimed music video director Jodeb as documentary subject for an intimate portrait of how he finds inspiration.

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Music

Slow Cinema Meets Rap Music in Krzysztof Skonieczny’s Brutally Compelling Tektonika Project ‘Peru48’

Krzysztof Skonieczny talks through deploying flowing Steadicam shots and black & white cinematography in a bleak evocation of a man's personal purgatory.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Mathieu Mondoulet & Thibaut Eiferman’s ‘La Fuga Dei Cervelli’ Explores the Fight Between Freedom and Conformity

Thibaut Eiferman & Mathieu Mondoulet detail the combination of improvisation, choreography & nature with man-made environments of their dance film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Álvaro de la Hoz’s Horror ‘Replica’ Is a Delightfully Delirious Dance of Death

Álvaro de la Hoz unwraps the effective depth-of-frame, creepy sound design and clever choreography behind his smart unnerving thriller-chiller.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sylvain Cruiziat Brutally Skewers the Privileged Preaching of the Art World in Unsettling Satire ‘The Raft’

Sylvain Cruiziat talks to DN about critiquing the art world's self-serving response to the refugee crises in his blistering metafictional satire.

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Animation, Music

Philipp Yuryev & Ivan Proskuryakov’s ‘Against Tortures in Russia’ Powerfully Condemns Police Brutality

Philipp Yuryev talks about giving voice to those victims the Kremlin tries to silence through a careful blend of live-action and storybook stop-motion.

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Art & Fashion

Paul Ward’s Surfing Film ‘Luck is Alive’ Creates a Kaleidoscopic Portrait of Animist Philosophy

Paul Ward talks us through shooting with a minimal crew while combining on the-the-fly footage, animation and special effects in his gorgeous surfing film.

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Art & Fashion

Diana Olifirova’s Solo Dance Film ‘Intrance’ is a Haunting Portrait of Life in the Shadow of Conflict

Diana Olifirova discusses using circular imagery, natural light & an expressive colour palette to capture life on the edge in her self-portrait dance film.

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Live Action

Zachary Rubin Smartly Uses the Sci-Fi Genre to Explore the Need for Human Connection in ‘Imaginary Friend’

Zachary Rubin talks to us about using careful, retro framing, a claustrophobic atmosphere and a deadpan spirit to question the potential of future tech.

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