Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music
23rd August, 2019
August bank holiday weekend is the time when DN gathers our favourite short films and music videos from the past year for our Reading & Leeds screenings.
16th July, 2019
Festival organisers Justin Doherty and Neil Fox give DN the lowdown on the return of Filmstock, one of Britain's greatest independent film festivals.
1st July, 2019
DN reviews the 2019 edition of ShortSightedCinema’s The Shortest Nights festival and highlights the 7 shorts which left a lasting impression on us.
Film Festival, Live Action
29th June, 2019
DN speaks to Sophia Di Martino about simplifying her shooting process for her twisted fantasy short 'The Lost Films of Bloody Nora'.
28th June, 2019
Director Chloe Wicks reveals how she created intense horror short 'Cubicle' on a shoestring budget and within the cramped confines of a bathroom stall.
Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere
27th June, 2019
A man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out in Dee Meaden's disquieting study of consent, guilt and masculinity.
Animation, Asides, Film Festival
8th May, 2019
Chris Bjerre's OFFF 2019 titles envision a parallel universe where infrastructure and power have collapsed freeing the way for organic life to evolve.
29th April, 2019
Johan Stahl talks to DN about unleashing a young boy's disturbing imagination on the world in Newport Beach Film Fest trailer 'Play: The Power of Ideas'.
4th April, 2019
Rhianon Jones tells DN how the transgression of arguments and a short story inspired 'Parker' a film about a couple arguing in a car after a social event
3rd April, 2019
Director Lukas Revzin joins DN to discuss gay dating culture, developing close relations between actors and shooting his short 'Fun Only' in iPhone ratio.
2nd April, 2019
DN speaks with Amelia Hashemi at BFI Flare about the shooting logistics of a nightclub, difficulties with the casting process, and clever camera tricks.
1st April, 2019
DN spoke to music video director Ali Kurr at the BFI Flare festival about her new short film 'Sparrow' and transition into narrative work.
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