Film Festival Category

DN363: Sara Colangelo Tracks a Destructive Spiral of Obsession in Feature Thriller ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

15th November, 2018

Sara Colangelo joins us to discuss her process for working with actors, the advantages of a Netflix release and why directing shouldn't be a dictatorship.

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DN362: A Troubled Imposter Tries to Find Her Way Home in Christina Choe’s Psychodrama ‘Nancy’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

8th November, 2018

DN speaks to Christina Choe about her debut psychodrama 'Nancy' and the difficulties of bringing stories led by complex female protagonists to screen.

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DN361: Erik Poppe Forces Us to Experience Norway’s Terror Attack First Hand in One Shot Feature ‘Utøya – July...

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

2nd November, 2018

DN speaks to director Erik Poppe about the moral and cinematic considerations which led him to recreate Norway's Utøya tragedy in a gruelling single shot.

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Dan Castro Explains How He Tried to Capture the Feeling of an Anxiety Spiral in ‘Herman Brown is Feeling...

Animation, Film Festival

30th October, 2018

RCA graduate Dan Castro joins us to discuss how "a bit of a mini-breakdown" led him to create his relatable animated short 'Herman Brown is Feeling Down'.

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London Film Festival 2018: The 12 Best Short Films

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th October, 2018

From a city tour through an Online-Shooter to a powerful narrative set inside a lingerie fitting room - these are the best short films of LFF 2018.

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A Roundup of the 62nd London Film Festival

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th October, 2018

Director Alex Barrett runs through the highlights of his 53 film strong London Film Festival viewing experience, from new gems to unearthed classics.

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DN360: London Film Festival 2018 – Female Filmmaker Panel

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

25th October, 2018

LFF Female Filmmaker panellists discuss the gender barriers they overcame to make their films and strategies to level the filmmaking playing field for all.

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London Film Festival 2018: The 10 Best Feature Films

Film Festival

24th October, 2018

Team DN put our heads together to decide on the ten feature films which most took our collective breath away at this year's London Film Festival.

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Lorenz Wunderle Weaves a Violent Psychedelic Tale of Pain, Loss & Vengeance in ‘Coyote’

Animation, Film Festival

18th October, 2018

DN speaks to Swiss filmmaker Lorenz Wunderle about using animation to explore loss & the savagery of violence in his psychedelic vengeance short 'Coyote'.

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Charlotte Regan Explores the Father/Son Relationship in B&W Short ‘Dodgy Dave’

Film Festival, Live Action

15th October, 2018

London-based writer/director Charlotte Regan joins us to discuss how the parental relationships of friends & family inspired her LFF short 'Dodgy Dave'.

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Rob Savage Delivers Unrelenting Action & Adrenaline with Micro-Horror ‘Salt’

Film Festival, Live Action

12th October, 2018

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss working with Alice Lowe and staying one step ahead of his audience with Micro-Horror 'Salt'.

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Chris Shepherd Embraces Stereotypes in his Satirical Animated Short ‘Brexicuted’

Animation, Film Festival

11th October, 2018

Filmmaker Chris Shepherd returns to Directors Notes to discuss the inspiration & process behind his topical animated short 'Brexicuted'.

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