Film Festival Category

Rosie Westhoff Shines a Light on Bisexual Freedom in Road Trip Short ‘Treacle’

Film Festival, Live Action

28th March, 2019

DN speaks with Rosie Westhoff at BFI Flare 2019 about the casting process and developing relationships between actors in her road trip short 'Treacle'.

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Watch #FiveFilms4Freedom 2019 – A Global Digital LGBTQ+ Online Film Festival

Asides, Film Festival

26th March, 2019

The British Council & BFI Flare Festival bring back their global, digital LGBTQ+ online film festival #FiveFilms4Freedom for another year of great shorts.

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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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Ellie Rogers Unravels The Cyclical Nature of Trauma In Her Short Thriller ‘They Found Her in a Field’

Film Festival, Live Action

24th March, 2019

DN speaks with Ellie Rogers, who reveals how she used time and repetition to tell the story of a woman revisiting the trauma of a past relationship.

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BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019: Sign of the Times

Film Festival

19th March, 2019

DN looks ahead to this year's BFI Flare festival, assessing the selection of works being presented and offering suggestions of what to watch.

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And the Shiny Awards 2019 Winners Are…

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

27th February, 2019

DN headed to the bright lights of London to see which eight new and emerging filmmakers would walk away with the coveted Shiny Awards.

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Glimpse the Unseen World of Mysterious Connections in Ollie Verschoyle’s ‘Madeleine’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

22nd February, 2019

DN talks to Ollie Verschoyle about taking up the role of director alongside his cinematographer duties on 'Madeleine' - a story of interconnected clarity.

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DN365: Isabella Eklöf Exposes the Rot Beneath the Glitzy Veneer of Power & Money in Unflinching Debut ‘Holiday’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2018

Isabella Eklöf discusses 'Holiday', her unflinching depiction of the control and sexual violence lurking beneath the glitzy veneer of power and money.

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DN364: Philippe Faucon Contemplates the Loneliness of Economic Migration in French Drama ‘Amin’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd November, 2018

Philippe Faucon discusses the integral role non-actors played in bringing authenticity to his story of economic separation and loneliness, 'Amin'.

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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 22’

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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