Documentary Category

Animation, Documentary

Ivyy Chen Examines the Daily Struggles Unnecessarily Faced by Too Many in ‘Learning Disabilities in Primary Care’

Ivyy Chen speaks to us about using scale and colour to express the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities when trying to access healthcare.

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Jessica Bishopp Intimately Follows the Lives of Young Bird Watchers in Immersive Documentary ‘Skyward’

Jessica Bishopp deconstructs how she recreated the immersive feeling of birdwatching through considered visual language and detailed sound design.

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Documentary, Premiere

Jack Pirie’s Genre-Blurring ‘The Storm Chaser’ Offers a Mythical Revamp to Conventional Extreme Sports Films

Jack Pirie speaks about finding the harmony between nature and humans at their extremes in his profound windsurfing dramatic documentary short.

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Harun Güler’s ‘In Limbo’ Mixes Documentary and High Style to Create an Ode to Non-Binary Turkish Life

Harun Güler discusses using slow-motion, evocative performances and subversive fashion to point to new ways for Turkish gender expression.

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Tobias James’ ‘Speedboat’ Is an Exhilarating White Knuckle Introduction to Bangkok’s Frenzied Waterway Racing

Tobias James describes the camera considerations and hold on and hope approach when filming at 130kmph on a drag racing turbo longtail riverboat.

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Christian Schultz’ Lyrical Documentary ‘Infinite Blue’ Creates a Unique Portrait of Life on the Margins

Christian Schultz & Oscar Ignacio Jiménez discuss the lyrical voiceover and stark monochrome photography behind their intimate depiction of homelessness.

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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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Documentary, Premiere

Blake Bogosian Catalogues the Off-Kilter Outlook of David Fullarton in Doc ‘I Lied About Being an Artist’

Blake Bogosian delineates how the initial audio recordings for his doc set the foundations for a celebratory mosaic of a defiant artist’s unique viewpoint.

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Matthew Harmer Debates the Morality of Autonomous Weaponry in Insightful Social Study Doc ‘Immoral Code’

Matthew Harmer tells DN how he visually placed emphasis on the value of human decision making in his short documentary about AI weaponry.

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I.M Explore the Boldly Brave Journey to Personal Acceptance of Vitiligo Suffers in ‘Shed Some Light’

I.M take us through the visuals, craft and approach used for their emotionally balanced, empathic portrayal of the misunderstood condition of vitiligo.

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Kirby Ferguson Opens up About His Career as an Online Creator and the Decision to Retire From Internet Filmmaking

Kirby Ferguson discusses the multifaceted role of the internet filmmaker across the past two decades in an in-depth career-spanning interview with DN.

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Documentary, Music

Theo Williams Skillfully Debunks UK Moral Panic Prejudices in Documentary ‘Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill’

Theo Williams explains how seemingly disparate artists weaved together naturally to form his enlightening documentary about the UK drill scene.

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