Documentary, Film Festival
11th June, 2021
Doc/Fest's brave curation of intimate shorts shows off the incredible possibilities inherent within the documentary form. Here are DN's favourite 10 picks.
28th May, 2021
An uplifting celebration of the best in British shorts - DN covers this year's The Shortest Nights festival offering a selection of ten must-see films.
18th May, 2021
From colourful claymations to gothic dramas, DN recommends ten shorts to catch at the National Film and Television School's 2021 Graduate Showcase.
Film Festival, Live Action
7th April, 2021
We talk to Ivan Herrera about working with young non-professionals, shooting on a single lens & rejecting the lazy trap of porno-poverty in 'Bantú Mama'.
Animation, Film Festival
2nd April, 2021
DN delivers a recommended selection of ten cutting-edge animated shorts available to stream online at GLAS Animation 2021.
31st March, 2021
Yngvild Sve Flikke discusses walking the fine line between humour and causing offence in her offbeat SXSW winning unwanted pregnancy feature 'Ninjababy'.
22nd March, 2021
The features landing at SXSW were a mixed bag of scrappy documentaries and heartfelt debuts — here are ten of our favourite films.
21st March, 2021
Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of ‘Plaisir’, a sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery & unrequited love in the South of France.
20th March, 2021
Mitch Kalisa explains the unconscious racism that informed 'Play It Safe' his drama school-set film about a student coaxed into playing a racial stereotype.
19th March, 2021
Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.
18th March, 2021
Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.
17th March, 2021
Theo Rhys talks embracing the macabre for his ambitious horror musical 'Stuffed', the tale of a lonely taxidermist and her desire to stuff a human.
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