Documentary Category

Take a Surreal Trip Through Our Collective COVID-19 Dreams in Intimate Animation ‘Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup’

Animation, Documentary

24th February, 2021

We chat to the creative trio behind doc short 'Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup' about using animation to navigate through people's angst-ridden dreams.

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Dan Braga Ulvestad Documents the Death Hotels in the Consecrated City of Varanasi in ‘By the River’

Documentary, Premiere

15th February, 2021

Dan Braga Ulvestad discusses the challenges of filming in a sacred city and his perspectives on capturing the perfect subjects for doc short 'By the River'

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Kiril Shmidov Captures the Dawn of the Pandemic From an Aerial Perspective in Drone Short ‘We Above III’

Documentary, Premiere

11th February, 2021

Kiril Shmidov discusses the third instalment of his drone series 'We Above', which captures the visual grandeur of a world on the precipice of a pandemic.

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Kieran Nolan Jones Expresses the Shared Familial Horror of a Life Changing Injury in Deeply Personal Doc ‘Jelly Brain’

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'.

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Sally Tran Answers the Urgent Call to Join the BLM Movement With Mixed Media Doc ’60 Years and Still’

Documentary

10th December, 2020

10 Black victims of police brutality are movingly surveyed in Sally Tran's table top mixed media film '60 Years and Still' — created completely in-camera.

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Kevin Castanheira Balances the Absurd with the Profound in Funeral Convention Documentary ‘Selling Death’

Documentary

16th November, 2020

Kevin Castanheira reveals how the mood of doc short 'Selling Death' changed drastically in the moment providing a fascinating film that upends expectations

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Bill & Turner Ross Document the Last Night at a Las Vegas Dive Bar in ‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’

Documentary, Film Festival

6th November, 2020

We discover how DN alums Bill & Turner Ross chronicled the final night at a Las Vegas dive bar for their observational doc 'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets'.

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Benjamin Ree Reinvents the Documentary Form with the Boundary Breaking ‘The Painter and the Thief’

Documentary, Film Festival

28th October, 2020

Best Documentary winner at the London Film Festival Benjamin Ree talks 'The Painter and the Thief' his strange empathetic take on the artist/muse genre.

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Gabriel & Sergio Twardowski Recreate the Thrill of Live Music in Stop-Motion Concert Short ‘Alok Memories’

Animation, Documentary

2nd October, 2020

Gabriel & Sergio Twardowski tell DN how they mined 30 TB of material to recreate the thrill of live music in stop-motion concert short 'Alok Memories'.

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How James Kicklighter Captured Trans Opera Singer Lucia Lucas’ Historic Tulsa Performance in ‘The Sound of Identity’

Documentary, Music

7th September, 2020

We speak to James Kicklighter about documenting the boundary breaking performance of transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas in 'The Sound of Identity'.

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Jonny White Shifts Visual Representations of Vulnerable Masculinity in Personal Doc ‘The Voices of Men’

Documentary

31st August, 2020

Jonny White aims to alter prejudices in his short doc 'The Voices of Men' which sees a rare vulnerability from the perspective of anonymous male voices.

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Pedro and James Confront Collective Fears of the Covid Crisis in Powerfully Personal Yet Global Doc ‘Pandemic’

Documentary

25th August, 2020

Pedro and James discuss capturing the realities of the Covid crisis in a global doc which feels expansive, intimately personal and ultimately hopeful.

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