11th January, 2021
Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.
7th January, 2021
Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.
18th December, 2020
DN talks to Louis Crevier about releasing his inner demons in darkly surreal 3D animation "Sometimes I Think About Things, And Sometimes I Get Sad."
Animation, Documentary, Premiere
15th December, 2020
Kieran Nolan Jones discusses combining surreal animation with personal interviews to document the aftermath of his family's trauma in 'Jelly Brain'.
Animation, Art & Fashion
9th December, 2020
"If everything is constantly changing where am I at any moment in time?" Michelle Brand dissects notions of time in award-winning 'Any Instant Whatever'.
7th December, 2020
Saad Moosajee walks us through the complex technical skills he needed to master when creating the motion-captured animated Renaissance vignettes of '777'.
24th November, 2020
A fluffy giant helps chairs to find their right place in gorgeous animation 'Isle of Chair', inspired by Ivvy Chen's friends' battles with mental health.
Animation, Film Festival
15th November, 2020
From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.
5th November, 2020
Jamie Whitby uses dream logic, animation and expressionist angles to capture weed disorientation in Nightmares on Wax celebration short 'Smokers Delight'.
2nd November, 2020
LA-based filmmaker JiHee Nam joins us to discuss how Korean traditions & Japanese terms influenced her animated CalArts short 'Knife Hanging From a Tree'.
19th October, 2020
Ice skating, hockey, skiing and more collide in Serafima Serafimova's frantic 'Freeze Frame', a rotoscoped collage and homage to the Winter Olympics.
8th October, 2020
Nicolas Lichtle talks to DN about adopting experimental techniques & surreal imagery to illustrate how catastrophic 2020 has been thus far in 'à la fin…'
Join the talented filmmakers featured on Directors Notes by submitting your film to the site now (read more on our Submit page).
Subscribe to the WeAreDN Vimeo channel for more curated films