Documentary Category

Jia Zhang-Ke Returns to His Hometown of Fenyang for Chinese History Doc ‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’

Documentary, Film Festival

24th February, 2020

DN spoke to legendary director Jia Zhang-ke at Belinale 2020 about returning to his hometown of Fenyang for new doc 'Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue'.

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Art Duo HOVVER’s Immersive Installations Are Illuminated in Alex Ramsey’s Doc ‘Tracing Light’

Art & Fashion, Documentary

19th February, 2020

Alex Ramsey illuminates the process of New York-based Art duo HOVVER and their diligently creative installations in documentary short 'Tracing Light'.

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Scott Perry Illustrates the Power of Heroes to Pave the Way in Inspirational Nike Spot ‘Queens Lead’

Documentary

18th February, 2020

Scott Perry walks DN through inspirational Nike spot 'Queens Lead' - an exhilarating illustration of how personal heroes pave the way for future Queens.

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Giulia Gandini Provides an Alternative Perspective of Homelessness in Her Innovative Doc ‘Home Stream’

Documentary

12th February, 2020

Giulia Gandini tells DN how she created 'Home Stream' an authentic first-hand portrayal of homelessness in London shot by a woman experiencing it.

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Mirza Ramic Embarks on Journey of Remembrance and Healing Through Music in Post-War Documentary ‘To Tell A Ghost’

Documentary, Premiere

11th February, 2020

Directors Chris Piotrowicz, Stefan Ehrhardt and musician Mirza Ramic join us to discuss their collaboration on personal post-war doc 'To Tell A Ghost'.

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Jonathan Bregel Tracks the World’s Largest Annual Human Migration in Short Doc ‘Chunyun’

Documentary

10th February, 2020

Jonathan Bregel reveals the minimalist approach he took when creating documentary short 'Chunyun', a film about the world's largest annual human migration

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Joe Bird Finds the Extraordinary in the Ordinary For His Poetic Cityscape ‘Where To Build In Stone’

Documentary, Music

22nd January, 2020

DN speaks with Joe Bird about creating the visuals and score for 'Where To Build In Stone', a slow cinematic celebration of Kingston Upon Hull.

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Ben Dean Throws Us Headlong Into the Infectiously Subversive Mind of a Larger Than Life-Sized Artist in ‘Kitt’

Documentary, Premiere

20th January, 2020

Ben Dean explains how he used a mixture of formats to capture the essence of larger than life-sized artist Kitt Bennett in kinetic profile doc 'KITT'.

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An Interview with Vimeo’s Best Staff Pick Winners of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Documentary, Live Action

12th January, 2020

DN chats with Vimeo's Best Staff Pick directors of 2019 about the differing artistic approaches behind their award-winning work.

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A Supermodel Embraces Her Inner Feline in Gabriel Juduc’s Surrealistic Fashion Portrait ‘This Is Marta’

Art & Fashion, Documentary, Premiere

9th January, 2020

Sitting somewhere between portrait doc and fashion film Gabriel Juduc offers up a surrealist view of the intimate life of a supermodel in 'This is Marta'.

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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Article, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

3rd January, 2020

Team DN put our curating skills to good use to picked out our favourite 20 Directors Notes filmmaker conversations from the past 12 months.

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In Flux

Asides, Documentary

3rd January, 2020

Nils Clauss and Udo Lee document an intercultural couple's attempt to create an elixir to transcend language barriers and unlock the secret to telepathy.

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