Film Festival Category

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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Ten Picks From the 24th Encounters Short Film Festival

Film Festival

1st October, 2018

Team DN hones down the cornucopia of entertaining shorts we caught at this year's Encounters Short Film Festival to a succinct selection of 10 favourites.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

27th September, 2018

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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Directors Notes Reading & Leeds 2018 Cinema Tent Shorts

Film Festival

23rd August, 2018

Team DN packs our bags along with some of our favourite shorts from the past year and heads out for our annual Reading & Leeds Cinema Tent screenings.

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A Roundup of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

2nd July, 2018

Alex Barrett takes us through his highlights and discoveries from this year’s sun-baked edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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A Look Ahead to Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

20th June, 2018

Filmmaker Alex Barrett relishes in the coming delights of the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival programme.

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A Sexual Education Lesson Becomes Eruptive For All The Wrong Reasons in Alice Seabright’s ‘Sex Ed’

Film Festival, Live Action

15th June, 2018

Alice Seabright discusses using an intense one-take shot to honestly portray a man on the edge of self-destruction within the confines of a Sex Ed lesson.

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A Mother Protects Her Daughter at All Costs in Fateme Ahmadi’s ‘Bitter Sea’

Film Festival, Live Action

14th June, 2018

Fateme Ahmadi talks to DN about the intense camera work of 'Bitter Sea' her short film about an immigrant mother's hope of a better life for her daughter.

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Anna Mantzaris Explores the Catharsis of Explosive Impulses in Animated Comedy ‘Enough’

Animation, Film Festival

13th June, 2018

Anna Mantzaris tells DN how moving to London and Roy Andersson inspired her short comedy animation about a loss of self-control, 'Enough'.

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The Artists’ Room – OFFF Barcelona 2018

Film Festival, Live Action

1st June, 2018

Artist duo Mathery introduce the initial dropping characters of Oliver, Frida, Federica & Fiona in their fun quirky OFFF festival film 'The Artists’ Room'

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Unseen Films & Forgotten Cult Classics: Take a Look Inside East London Film Club ‘Deeper Into Movies’

Documentary, Film Festival, Premiere

16th May, 2018

Christopher Rogers’ new documentary unearths the roots and ethos behind Steven T Hanley’s cult East London film club 'Deeper Into Movies'.

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