Documentary Category

A Disturbing Lateral Thinking Puzzle Takes Centre Stage in Winnie Cheung’s Entertaining New Animated Doc ‘Albatross Soup’

Animation, Documentary

1st May, 2019

Fresh from playing the Sundance & GLAS film festivals in 2019, Winnie Cheung joins Directors Notes to discuss psychedelic animated doc 'Albatross Soup'.

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Dancer Sakeema Finds Truth & Understanding Through Movement in Bertil Nilsson’s Portrait Series ‘Figures’

Documentary, Premiere

30th April, 2019

Bertil Nilsson tells DN how he embraced spontaneity in order to explore the duality of home for young queer dancer Sakeema in doc portrait 'Figure 2'.

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Andrew Litten Captures How the 10 New Artists on Pusha T’s ‘1800 Seconds’ Album “Made It Count”

Documentary, Music

24th April, 2019

Andrew Litten tells DN how he deployed a mix of shooting formats to document how the 10 new artists on Pusha T's '1800 Seconds' album "made it count".

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Zoomer’s Treasures ‘Shooting It All To Hell’

Asides, Documentary

22nd April, 2019

Sam Huntley's ‘Shooting It All To Hell’, provides a rip-roaring intro to the eccentric owner of rural Kansas roadside curiosity store Zoomer’s

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Lorenzo De Guia Introduces us to the Spirit of Self-Determination Which Stokes the Fire of Paralympian ‘Leeper’


16th April, 2019

Dir. Lorenzo de Guia explains how Blake Leeper’s infectious positivity, drive and outlook inspired his stirring depiction of the Paralympian medallist.

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Robert Mentov Documents the Story of the Female Boxers Who Protect the Women of Kampala’s Slums in ‘Katanga’

Documentary, Live Action

10th April, 2019

Robert Mentov tells DN about the practicalities of shooting in the slums of Kampala, using unprofessional actors and finding stories that need a voice.

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Meet a Future Rally Driving Legend in Ossi Piispanen & Elliott Gonzo’s Finnish DIY Racing Scene Portrait ‘Taru’

Documentary, Premiere

8th April, 2019

Ossi Piispanen shares how he and Elliott Gonzo created a portrait of one teenage girl’s determination to claim her place in the world of rally driving.

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Rodney Lucas Showcases The Heart of Chicago in His Short Doc ‘Southside Forever’


5th April, 2019

Director Rodney Lucas reveals the process and thoughts behind his restructuring of Chicago's image in his deeply personal documentary 'Southside Forever'.

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Kidd Adamz Reflects on How Miami Shaped Him in James & James’ Contemplative Documentary Short


2nd April, 2019

James & James share how taking a chance on their Kidd Adamz doc resulted in a personal portrait of an artist determined not to squander his opportunities.

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Shervin Kermani Expresses the Universal Pain of Heartache in His Crushingly Raw Breakup Short ‘The Last Message’

Art & Fashion, Documentary

29th March, 2019

Shervin Kermani talks to DN about transforming personal heartache into universally relatable emotion in devastating breakup short 'The Last Message'.

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Matt Houghton Looks to Take the Very Personal & Make It Universally Relevant in Award-Winning LGBTQ Short ‘Landline’


26th March, 2019

Director Matt Houghton explains to DN how he hopes to "draw attention to something often overlooked" with his powerful Film London doc short 'Landline'.

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Charlie Lyne Reexamines an Important Part of LGBT History in Operation Spanner Documentary ‘Lasting Marks’

Documentary, Film Festival

25th March, 2019

Prolific documentary filmmaker Charlie Lyne joins us to discuss the creative & researched-based process behind his Operation Spanner doc 'Lasting Marks'.

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